Former Glorious Trio group member Enoch Gore, known as Cloud, has taken his music career a step further after dropping his second project titled Mwari WemaSurprises (God of Surprises).
BY TAWANDA TADERERA
The eight-track album will be launched next month.
Gore, who gained fame with a Chitungwiza-based outfit Glorious Trio at the turn of the millenium before going solo, is now based in Botswana.
The album is going to be launched in Zimbabwe, but the artist said he was looking for a promoter to organise the venue and date of launch.
“I have not yet set the dates and I wish to do it in Zimbabwe. I am looking for a promoter to organise that for me,” Gore said from his base in Botswana.
The 33-year-old singer said the song Mwari Asinganyadzise on the album talks about how God does His mysterious things, saying that people fail but God is able and always ready to rescue His people.
“There is another song titled Jesu Anozvigona which means Jesus is able to deal with any situation that people may think is impossible,” he said.
Gore also collaborated with Togarepi Chivaviro on one of the tracks.
The gospel crooner started singing in church when he was nine years old and that is when he realised that God had given him that gift.
In his early ages, he joined the school choir and was voted as one of the best singers in the secondary school choir. He was selected to be part of the national secondary schools choir.
At the age of 16, Gore, with two colleagues from his neighbourhood in Chitungwiza, formed the group Glorious Trio and they were auditioned by Wallace Muparutsa. The group got a recording contract at Gramma Records and released their first album in 2000.
“In 2000 we released our first album called Namatai with the hit song called Ropa RaJesu,” he said.
The group released their second album titled Atari in 2002 which was a flop.
“In Zimbabwe at that time it wasn’t that easy to market your music,” he said.
In 2003 the group parted ways due to work commitments which also saw Gore leaving the country for Botswana where he got a music teaching job.
While in Botswana, the musician released his first solo project in 2014 titled Don’t Give Up. It carried the song Anoshamisa which was a hit in Botswana and Zimbabwe.
He has also shared the stage with bigger gospel artists both in Zimbabwe and outside.
“I have shared the stage with a number of local and international gospel musicians who include Baba and Mai Charamba, Benjamin Dube and many others,” Gore said.
The singer said he had just finished recording the album Mwari WemaSurprises (God of Surprises) which will be launched next month.
“The music industry is not easy because as a musician, you have to reach out to what appeals to people,” he said
“So it takes a lot of dedication and time in coming up with a good album.”