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Alpha Nyaradzai Nhambure, a new voice on the gospel scene is set to launch her first album simply titled “The Alpha” this Saturday at ZimCafe Restaurant starting at 6pm.

The 32-year-old singer who is based in South Africa will sample songs on the 10-track album including the first single “Everyday”, God Almighty” and a cover version of the popular “Jesu Makanaka”.

“My music is mostly praise and worship. I sing in English, Shona, isiNdebele and Zulu. As I grew up i used to listen to the music of Shingisai Suluma and lately the Charambas,” she said.

Alpha as she is known in music will perform backed by a live band at a glittering event that will also be graced by Power FM’s gospel presenter and youthful pastor Godfrey Kudita.

Her music is a fusion of Zimbabwean traditional sound and Afro-jazz, a sound which she says brings out her best in song.

At the album launch, there will be lots of CD giveaways as well as photo shoots with her fans.

About how she started music, Alpha who is a civil engineer by profession, admits it was almost by coincidence that she found herself behind the microphone.

“I’m managing at least seven project in Mpumalanga and it is really difficult to find spare time because I have to see to it that the projects are properly managed.

“However, through God’s grace when I was driving my kids to school I started humming the lyrics and that became my first song ‘Everyday’. Then, later I fell in love with the music and went to record the song and now I have an album out,” said the mother of two.

But how does she juggle between work and music?

“It’s pretty much hectic for me because my work demands more time but again I make sure I create time to do what I love most. So it’s basically putting more hours into music during weekends while during the week I will be busy working on the projects,” she explained.

Already, she has done two videos – “Everyday” and “God Almighty” – which are set to premiere on ZBCTV.

She has also planned to work with a Zimbabwean producer as well as stage live performances around the country.

“I intend to do collaborations with other musicians and shoot more videos in the country before I got back to South Africa,” she said.

Source : The Herald