Award-winning gospel musician Tatenda Mahachi is set to leave the country on Tuesday for South Africa where he will perform at the prestigious AfriGospel Unite Festival to be held in Durban on Saturday.
By Kennedy Nyavaya
The all-night event slated for Ncedomhlophe Stadium in Mandeni marks the second edition of the annual fete coordinated by the venerated Sfiso Ncwane.
The Ndinoda singer, who is also an ambassador for a South African community development foundation, told The Standard Style that he was ready to stage a great performance at the gig where he will sample his newly-released single Naye Jesu.
“I feel honoured to have been invited to the festival for the second time, sharing the stage with some of the best singers on the continent,” he said, promising a polished act.
“I promise all music lovers in South Africa a great performance, which will impress all of them as I will be sampling my new song, among many other familiar ones,” said Mahachi.
He will share the stage with some of the region’s greats, including fellow countryman Mkhululi Bhebhe, Uche, Lundi, Frank Chimpantsi and Ncwane, who he has collaborated with in the past.
Meanwhile, Mahachi recently released a five-track DVD titled The Journey, carrying videos from his past songs since 2007 which he said is an offering to his fans.
“The reception to my songs has been overwhelming so I thought I should just do the videos to give fans something to watch as well,” he said.
Local gospel musicians have in the past crossed the Limpopo River and serenaded audiences at different events.