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5Star Captain
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5Star Captain at Skanking Studios in Highfield 2015
Background information
Birth nameTyrone Munyaradzi Nyika
Also known asTrigga aka 5Star Captain
BornHarare, Zimbabwe
OriginHarare, Zimbabwe
GenresDancehall, Reggae, reggae fusion, Rap, Soul, Dub
Occupation(s)Deejay, Rapper, songwriter, lyricist, Tattooist
Years active2005–present
LabelsSkanking Nhasitafara International
Associated actsDubiouZ, Da Virus, AliDee, Jay-Wo, Lipsy, Ten Milez, Young Fella, Ellz Marlonair, AGL
Websiteskankingnternational.wix.com/skankingnation

Tyrone Munyaradzi Nyika (born 10 July 1984), better known by his stagename 5Star Captain, is a Zimbabwean musician currently the CEO and Founder of Skanking Nhasitafara International.

Early life[]

Born in Highfield a ghetto in which he also went on grew up in, in Zimbabwe, Trigga discovered his music and leadership skills at a very tender age. He later chose to seriously follow his musical urges which he continues to obey and follow to this day.

Career[]

Career beginnings[]

In the turning of the new millennium, 5Star formed together with other talented and likeminded musicians formed a rap group called Slam Militants which included many artists who made it big in the Zimbabwe Muisc Industry the likes of Lipsy the Ninja First Lady and the mic-ripper Jay-Wo. He worked with Nemesis ZWone of the most respected Zimbabwean producers of all time. 5Star began making music since then under the name Tiny Trigga a name he got from his High school days because of his small stature. His area of initial expertise was Rap. He still considers it his comfort zone.

2007-2010:Transition to Reggae Fusion[]

He grouped up with his childhood friends AliDee, DubiouZ, Da Virus and ShoCCa to form a formidable crew that fused Reggae, Dancehall and Rap. Together with AliDee they came second in a talent show losing to the Bongo Muffin outfit which had an advanced set of instruments. The team grew including boys of the same hood of Highfield and they had a nomadic musical career, recording in various studios. ‘Give Her’[2], ‘Visions’ , ‘Who Jah Bless’[3] and many other unreleased works were some of the first Reggae/Dancehall records. Artists like Gappy Ranks, Masicka, Bounty Killer and other reggae dancehall artists made him fall in love with the vibes from the Caribbean. Dancehall listener-ship in Zimbabwe [4] is on a steep rise 5Star Captain and his crew is the quencher of this thirst and longing.

2010- Allied ZW[]

The group had the same vision as Trigga, a vision to take Zimbabwean Music to an International appreciative audience[5]. They worked with MacGyver [6]a veteran Jamaican Producer of the Ice Reignz Records and voiced on the same Riddim with Sizzla and Luciano

Present Day- Skanking Nhasitafara International[]

With the moral support of all the Labels present stakeholders Trigga started the Skanking Nhasitafara International [7] records label, which is the hottest label in Zimbabwe right now. The crew are on heavy rotation in the Harare clubs and parties[8]. 5Star Captain featured on a NewsDay Zimbabwe interview[9] talking about his upcoming Dancehall album.

Discography[]

Albums[]

  • Camouflage (2003), Oka (MIX049)
  • Camouflage II (2008) Mhlanga Studios
  • Big Boy Business (2004), Oka Records
  • Graveyard (2006), Oka Records
  • Trigganomics (2007) Ice ReignzRecords [10]
  • Skanking Time Daily Bread Music (2013)
  • Kings Lose Crowns (2015) Skanking Nhasitafara International

Mixtapes[]

  • Kings Lose Crowns Preview Dancehall Volume I (2015) Skanking Nhasitafara International
  • Kings Lose Crowns Preview Dancehall Volume II (2015) Skanking Nhasitafara International
  • Mixtape Ripper – HipHop Volume I (2015) Skanking Nhasitafara International
  • Mixtape Ripper – HipHop Volume II (2015) Skanking Nhasitafara International

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