Advokate I Dzemabweh

Advokate I Dzemabweh

Full Names: Gabriel Muchanyu

• Stage Name: Advokate I Dzemabweh

• TAG LINE: Ngoma Dzemabweh meaning  (The hard-hitting African sound) 

• Born: Zimbabwe  

• Based in South Africa  

Johannesburg, Gauteng



Advokate I Dzemabweh was born Gabriel Muchanyu on the 22nd of  May 1995 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He is the last born in the Family of five. He was raised in Kwekwe, Torwood a small mining town located in the Midlands Province. He attended his Primary school and Secondary school at George Hill and Batanai (ZISCO) High respectively. Unfortunately, He couldn’t further his studies due to financial reasons.  

His love for music developed back in High School in 2011. He never thought he’ll become a musician but his love for music grew stronger and he started searching for Riddims/Beats which were scarce at that time. Growing up in the ghetto and being exposed to REGGAE DANCEHALL Music made it easy for him to identify with the culture. He wrote his first song without any coaching and managed to juggle it on a riddim. Like any other upcoming artist, he recorded his demos using a phone. His best friend from high school Amon Ayesi is the reason why Advokate I is still doing music as he supported his path from an early age. He had his first studio experience in 2014 at Manix Brothers Records in Zimbabwe. Since then he has shared the stage with the likes of Kinnah, Tocky Vibes, Zig Zag Band, DJ Fydale, etc.

Photo: R.Shumba Photography He moved to South Africa to pursue his musical career. He started working with Sparkle T of Soft Attack Music. He also linked up with Don Franco Tafari who was also very influential in his music career and image rebranding.


• On the 12th of February 2021 he released his second song titled Ngatigare Murudo under Dzemabweh Music Afrika Record Label.  

•  On the 20th of March 2021 the song was featured on MzansiReggae new release highlights. He performed the song for the first time at Majestic Bar in Braamfontein.  

• He had his first interview with Havok ZW on the Hook-up show.

Watch the interview here:



Riddims Feature:  

• Ngatigare Murudo_ Bantu connect riddim by Tai Tan UG

• Long distance love_ My thoughts riddim (prod by Allaz) 

• Up and down_ Street lights riddim by Tuff Lion Music Malawi

Future Projects : 

He’s been featured on the following riddims which are yet to be released. 

• Timeline riddim by Tuff Lion Music Malawi 

• Binghi Warrior Riddim by Dr. Dread 

• Detox riddim by Cross borders

• Flight Mode Riddim by Blackness Blue Production

He is planning to release a new single with a video in the summer leading to the EP.