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THE gospel music scene is one of the areas that have spawned many musicians in Zimbabwe and new artistes enter the fray daily. Although success is not measured in numbers, there are emerging artistes who are exceptionally talented and have the potential to make a huge splash on the mainstream music scene if given the exposure they deserve.

The Herald Entertainment recently caught up with a number of talented but unheralded artistes.

Pastor P Muhomba – “Ngaavongwe Jesu”

Hatfield-based gospel musician, Pastor Muhomba is one promising female gospel singer who has unleashed onto the market her debut offering titled “Ngaavongwe Jesu”.

The diva, is a pastor with the Assemblies of Pentecostal Methodists Church and puts to good use her talent as a preacher and worshipper to spread the Word through her hymns. Her songs are not only powerful but also soul-searching and spiritually-uplifting.

While many gospel musicians are venturing into the worship and hymn area, Pastor Muhomba has her unique approach and this, coupled with her compelling voice, makes her music appealing and engaging.

These are the common hymns that are sung in most churches – especially her former church the Methodist Church – but the instrumentation that accompanies the songs makes them stand out.

Tracks to look forward to on the eight-track album include the title track “Ngaavongwe Jesu”, “Mukristu Usanete”, as well as “Baba Ndinoshama Kwazvo”, “Mwari Baba Mune Nyasha Huru” and “Musandipfuura Jesu”.

The album was recorded at Artisan Studios and is currently available on the streets.

Kubata Kwashe – “Tumirai Mweya Mutsvene”

When accappella gospel singer Bernard Chikohomere decided to form his music group, Kubata Kwashe in 2010, he did not know that it would mark the beginning of a long music journey.

Together with co-founder Artwell Marufu, Chikohomere and his outfit have released five albums to date, with the latest being the eight-track album “Gadzirira”.

Recorded at Shed Studios, the album implores people to be prepared for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

In an effort to make it more accessible to the public, Kubata Kwashe outfit have resorted to selling the album on the streets, a move which they say is paying dividends for them.

With the likes of Vabati VaJehovha and Vabati Vevhangeri, among others, currently silent, the coming in of Kubata Kwashe is a breath of fresh air in the genre which commands a huge following.

The track list has “Noah”, “Modekai”, “Mweya Mutsvene”, “Njere Dzemweya”, “Baba Tinotenda”, “Kumbirai Nyadenga”, “Chitenderano” and “Ishe Ndiyambutse”.

Temson Gatawa – “Mwari Mugonesi”

When music runs in the family and your elder brother owns a recording studio, chances of getting it wrong musically are very slim.

Such is the case with Temson Gatawa – young brother to Tinevimbo Gatawa who owns the studio that recorded him.

This is the same studio that has recorded a good number of polished albums by the likes of Blessing Shumba, Mathias Mhere, among others and listening to Temson’s offering, there is no doubt the young musician is destined for greater heights.

“Special thanks to God Almighty for inspiring me to preach his gospel through music. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to my brother Tinevimbo for his unwavering support for the production of this project,

“To my fellow brethren at UFI, I would want to say this is the year of results,” said Gatawa.

Source : The Herald

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