Prominent producer and gospel musician Forward Mazuruse who recently released an eight-track album titled Jesus Is Everything (Jesu Ndiye Zvese) will stage his first ever concert on Saturday at Coth Church Hall corner Wayne Street and Robert Mugabe Street in Harare.
By Staff Reporter
Mazuruse, who is not new in music circles, is an established music producer with over 500 productions to his name. The new album is his third effort following the release of two other productions namely Guitar Praise Volume 1 and Guitar Praise Volume 2.
“I have always been a musician and I made my break as a guitarist playing for artists like Fungisai Zvakavapano, Donna Chibaya and many others,” Mazuruse said.
“I own Revival Studios situated at Rainbow Towers in Harare. The new album is my third effort after I released two other instrumental gospel albums, which reflected me as more of a guitarist and worshiper.
“Following the success of my new album, I will be staging my first-ever concert on Saturday themed Forward and Friends in Concert. It’s a first of its kind and I will use the platform to honour people who invested a lot in my career.”
The track Muneni from the new album is causing shockwaves on local radio and has become a favourite for many. Mazuruse revealed that he would use the concert to introduce himself and his sister Gladmore Mazuruse, who is also an upcoming gospel musician with a soon-to-be-released album.
The respected guitarist whose artistry is evident in many gospel musicians’ productions, said he would use the event to acknowledge those who have encouraged him in his musical journey while launching other initiatives under his stable.
“It has not been an easy walk and the strides I have made as a musician and as Revival Studios all bear testimony to the various investments into my dream by different players. Fellow musicians, my parents and family, pastors and the business community will all come to grace that event and music lovers must come prepared for a great show,” he said.
Mazuruse also revealed that he is setting up a charity arm for his music stable known as Music for Development and was hoping to reach out to many disadvantaged but musically gifted youths through the initiative.
“As part of our growth game, we will be launching Music for Development Trust, which will look at investing in disadvantaged but talented youths through music trainings and recordings. This is our small way of giving back to the community and we will commit ourselves to that vision,” he said.