Zimbabwe Profiles Local,People Nutty O Biography| Real Name, Background, Music Career, Military Touch Movement 

Nutty O Biography| Real Name, Background, Music Career, Military Touch Movement 

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Nutty O Biography| Real Name, Background, Music Career, Military Touch Movement 

Nutty O is a talented multi-award-winning Zimbabwean Zimdancehall musician who has taken the music industry by storm. With chart-topping hits and an undeniable presence, Nutty O has established himself as a true powerhouse in the music industry.

Real Name

Carrington Simbarashe Chiwadzwa


Nutty O hails from Mbare, Harare, where he was born and raised. His birthdate is on the 23rd of June, although the specific year remains undisclosed. Based on unverifiable sources, it is presumed that he was born in 1992, which would currently make him 31 years old.

Regarding his personal life, Nutty O maintains a preference for privacy, so not much information is available about his family background, love life or educational qualifications. He chooses to focus on his musical career and let his talent speak for itself.

Nutty O biography

Nutty O biography (Image Credit: Instagram @abx_nuttyo)


Musical Career

Nutty O embarked on his musical journey at a young age, inspired by the reggae music he listened to, particularly UB40. Growing up, he shared a deep appreciation for reggae with his father, which laid the foundation for his musical career. It wasn’t long before Nutty O transitioned from being a passionate listener to becoming a brilliant and unique musician.

During his high school years, Nutty O not only focused on his education but also found the perfect environment to nurture his musical talent. In 2014, he decided to fully commit to a career in music. His talent caught the attention of the experienced music producer Funkydalic, also known as the Cashlibs City Producer. Together, they released numerous hit songs that garnered attention from the streets.

In 2015, Nutty O joined Kenako Muzik, a label that housed renowned artists and accomplished music producers such as Dj Tamuka and Oskid. It was during this time that Nutty O released the chart-topping hit “Kwandabva Kure,” which gained international recognition and reached the third spot on the Dj Edu BBC Radio 1 Extra Destination Africa DNA Show. This marked a significant turning point in his career, expanding his fanbase and inspiring him to aim higher.

In August of the same year, he had the opportunity to share the stage with the energetic Jamaican artist Charly Black. Nutty O’s achievements continued as he was nominated as the most promising artist at the Zimdancehall Awards.

In 2016, Nutty O’s musical journey gained momentum with the release of another hit single titled “Do It Alone,” produced by his musical partner Dj Tamuka. The song received airplay on Jamaica’s Suncity Radio 104.9 FM, opening doors to the Jamaican music scene. This led to a collaboration with Jamaican dancehall act Chilando on the song “Don’t Be Rude.” Nutty O’s reputation as a reliable artist grew, and he embarked on a successful tour in the UK, followed by performances in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and South Africa.

The year 2017 shone brightly for Nutty O. He signed a deal with the renowned Military Touch Movement, owned by the legendary Jah Prayzah. The label released the hit song “Chekeche,” where Nutty O’s verse captivated music lovers. His debut single with the Military Touch Movement, “Bugatti,” became an anthem on the streets, and the music video gained recognition on Trace Africa and climbed to number 5 on the Norway iTunes reggae chart. Nutty O’s hard work paid off when he won the Best New Comer Award at the Zimdancehall Awards.

In 2018, Nutty O’s influence continued to grow, attracting attention from major brands and international platforms. He became the Brand Ambassador for ZOL Fibronics, one of Zimbabwe’s largest telecommunications companies. His music received airplay on Trace Africa, and he delighted his fans with the smash hit “Boomshelele,” propelling him to new heights. Nutty O embarked on tours in Australia, Botswana, and South Africa, once again sharing the stage with Charly Black.

In 2019, Nutty O’s highly esteemed musical career reached new heights. His international presence was strongly felt through his collaboration with Jamaican reggae artist Etana on the song “No Money No Love,” featured on the Reggae Forever album. The album soared to number 1 on the Reggae Worldwide Billboard and iTunes World Wide Reggae Top 200. The Reggae Forever Album was also nominated for Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. Corporate organizations sought Nutty O’s talent, and he provided jingles for Sasai Zimbabwe and UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Nutty O’s breakthrough in the music industry came with the release of his debut album, “Mustard Seed,” in September 2021. The album gained momentum and recorded over two million streams on digital platforms. The album’s name, “Mustard Seed,” is symbolic of Nutty O’s journey in the music industry. It represents his tenacity, conquering spirit, and fruitful career.

Nutty O’s music has resonated with audiences both locally and internationally. He has collaborated with various international artists and shared the stage with legendary musicians like the Wailers at the Bob Marley Birthday Festival. His performances have garnered praise and recognition from renowned producers and artists, such as Teddy Riley, who worked closely with Michael Jackson throughout his music career.

In addition to his collaborations and performances, Nutty O has received several awards in Zimbabwe. He has been honoured multiple times at the Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) and the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA). These accolades reflect the recognition and acclaim Nutty O has achieved within his home country.

Notable facts about Nutty O

  • He was the first Zimbabwean artist to be featured on DJ Edu’s Afrodancehall show on BBC 1xtra with his track “Kwandabva Kure”.
  • He has performed alongside Jamaican dancehall sensation Charly Black and shared the stage with artists like Mafikizolo.
  • Nutty O has been on international tours to countries like the UK, Australia, and South Africa.
  • He has collaborated with artists from different parts of the world, including Etana from Jamaica, and his collaboration with her on the song “No Money No Love” was part of a Grammy-nominated album

Military Touch Movement

Nutty O was formerly signed to Jah Prayzah’s renowned record label, Military Touch Movement (MTM). During his time with MTM, Nutty O showcased his musical talent and contributed to the label’s success. However, their association encountered difficulties when certain events strained their relationship.

Tensions arose between Nutty O and Military Touch Movement when Jah Prayzah’s Facebook page live-streamed Tocky Vibes’ performance on Nash TV instead of Nutty O’s gig on ZiFM Stereo. This incident, coupled with Jah Prayzah’s decision not to share the stream of Nutty O’s performance on his own page, strained their relationship.

Byron Kabaira, issued a statement on Nutty O’s official Facebook page, formally announcing his departure from MTM. However, Nutty O later distanced himself from the statement. Shortly thereafter, Jah Prayzah released a statement revealing that he had terminated contracts with all artists signed to his Military Touch Movement (MTM) music label.

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