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Upcoming gospel musician Rhodha Tongogara is working on her second album, “Ndisimbiseiwo”, that will be launched next month. The 33-year-old UK-based musician successfully launched her first album “Muranda Washe” that features gospel musician Mathias Mhere in September this year. In an interview, Tongogara said she was overwhelmed by the response she got on the first project.

“The first album inspired me to work on this one because the response was overwhelming and I am happy,” she said.

She said she will feature another gospel musician, Obert Mazivisa, on her upcoming album.

“All is set for the album and we have finished working on the tracks with one of them featuring Obert Mazivisa,” she said.

Like the first album she will be launching it in Zimbabwe.

“Just like the first project we will be launching it in Zimbabwe because we want our music to reach people there,” she added.

She has lined up shows that will be held during the festive season in Domboshava and Gokwe.

The gospel musician said she was inspired to record an album because women were not allowed to preach at their church. “My church, St Peter’s Holy Apostolic Church, does not allow women to preach in church so I decided to have an album that allows me to preach to the world,” she said.

She said she has decided to start with a traditional beat and some hymns.

“My late father loved a hymn called ‘Tsitsi’ and I decided to record it on to honour him,” she said.

Born on September 14, 1981, she grew up in Goromonzi before relocating to the United Kingdom in 2003.

“I began music in UK and I now I wish to venture into music full time.

“My plan is to establish a full band back home because in the UK I have session artistes who can be available whenever I have a show,” she said.

Source : The Herald

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