Well, JB was discovered on the Internet website YouTube. YouTube is a site known for its international and diversified video content.
Yippee, the same scenario is also unfolding with our own Zimbabwean-born singer Kelvin Jones, who has reached a whooping million views on YouTube with his song “Call You Home”.
The UK-based 19-year-old’s song has close to 900 000 views while covers of Aloe Blacc’s “I Need a Dollar” and “Superstitious” by Stevie Wonder have also received more than 100 000 views the day both songs were posted.
“He is a guru on the site,” said top local rapper Schingy.
His song has also received a mention on Good Morning America.
In a telephone interview with CLS Kelvin, who is currently studying towards a Civil Engineering degree at Portsmouth University, said he began his musical journey at the age of four.
“It all started when I got a guitar at the age of four and has been playing it although I’m still perfecting my play to this day.
“On the other hand I started seriously making compositions last year, writing my own lyrics and performing them,” he said.
Kelvin said his song was accidentally uploaded on redditt but it received a sterling appreciation, recording more than 900 000 up votes which translates that to more than 900 000 online users who got to listen to it and gave it thumbs up.