ROKI BACK HOME, LEAVES MZANSI BAE..MAKES PEACE WITH EX AFTER A YEAR OF PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK
Popular artist Rockford “Roki” Josphats who had relocated to South Africa in search of greener pastures is back in Zimbabwe.
Roki, who had been staying in SA for the past two years said he was glad to be back though he was sad to have left his new girl who he had hooked up with in South Africa.
“I had a girl in South Africa who’s a daughter of someone who works at SABC. But now that I’m back home, it seems our relationship is over, not because either of us did wrong, but because she understood that I needed to come back to be with my children,” Roki said.
According to media reports, Roki who lost his mum last year, skipped the country in 2016 after he allegedly assaulted his then girlfriend Nyasha Valerie was on the run from the law.
Roki said all was now water under the bridge as he had made peace with his former girlfriend. “The case has since been talked over as it was a terrible misunderstanding with my ex-girlfriend. We’re good friends now after the cops suggested that we do peace talks and we obliged.”
I’d gone to SA to look for opportunities there and I’m glad to say I made some inroads. During my stay, I met Da Les, Cassper Nyovest and Maphorisa but I realised that these people will not respect you if you randomly walk up to them and say you want to have a collaboration with them — you first need to work on your profile in their country so that you’re known — then they’ll take you seriously,” Roki said.
“As such, I spent most of my time getting into these artiste’s circles with the hope that they’d realise that I’m part of them as they really don’t like outsiders.”
“I’m planning to release an Afro-Fusion album that I worked on while in South Africa which I’ll use to market myself there. I’m here to record those tracks as it’s cheaper to do so in Zimbabwe. I’m also planning on working with some up-and-coming talented artistes from this end.”