Laygwan Sharkie

George Isaac Phiri

Also known as Layguuan Sharkie, Laygwan Sharkey, Laygwansharkie, Leygwan Sharkie
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Laygwan Sharkie is a Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and rapper, from Harare, Zimbabwe, currently based in Bielefeld, Germany, with numerous accolades to his name.

As a late addition to [a=A Peace Of Ebony], a pioneering afro hip-hip group from Zimbabwe, Laygwan contributed to their sophomore effort of 1994 "[b]Vadzimu-Putumayo[/b]", upon which the group toured most of Southern Africa and Madagascar before internal differences, led to the group members going their seperate ways.

Also known as "The Article Don" or "The Leopard Hunter" Laygwan rose to prominence in Southern Africa, with the single "I'd rather be a Gangster", off the soundtrack "Everyone's Child", an independent Zimbabwean film from 1996, which was directed by Tsitsi Dangarembga. The soundtrack also featured such local luminaries as [a=Chiwoniso Maraire] and [a=Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited].

Moving to Johannesburg, South Africa in 1996, with the likes of [a=Metaphysics] and Tony Chihota. The three immersed themselves in the South African music scene, before heading back to Harare, giving countless performances alongside the likes of [a=Kataklizim], Black Foot Trybe, and several others.

In 1999 Laygwan Sharkie relocated once more, this time around to Bielefeld, Germany. From where he has been involved in numerous other projects, including True Khoisan, [a=Migrant Souls], [a=Flop Dem Crew], and his latest group AbrahamRollaz. Having recorded with the likes of [a=Hugh Masekela], [url=]Brothers Of Peace[/url], [a=Patrice], [a=Tyron Ricketts], [a=Metaphysics], [a=Snazz D], [a=Clueso], [a=DJ Chestnut], [a=Flaps], [a=Bukue One], [a=Louie Vega], [a=Raw Artistic Soul], [a=Levthand], and many more.

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