TALENTED United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean gospel musician Lewis Ngara is among a string of artists who continue to fly the country’s flag high in a foreign land, with his recently released eight-track album titled Love Jesus said to be doing well in the UK.
BY STAFF REPORTER
The latest album that was produced by Gibson Makumbe of VOT Studios that comprises tracks such as Maziso Boi Boi, Love Jesus, Ndichashingirira, Rosie Achata, Ndinovimba Nemi, Tinodiwanashe, Pass Me Not and We Worship You, is making waves on several United Kingdom’s radio stations.
The Chegutu-bred musician, who is a teacher by profession told The Standard Style from his London base that he was overwhelmed by responses he is getting at his live concerts in the United Kingdom.
“My dream had been to preach through music and I am happy that more people are beginning to recognise me and appreciating my music here in the United Kingdom,” he said.
“As someone who takes constructive criticism, it has helped me to develop my budding music career.
“As a dynamic musician, I do not confine myself to a single genre; I am flexible with different styles, although calypso, kwaito and reggae tempos tend to be my favourite style of singing. For me, what matters most is the message and not the genre.”
Ngara said he had gotten into music at a tender age, singing in the Sunday school and later graduated to the church choir before recording his debut album in 2005.
“Although I get my inspiration from reading the word of God, I benefitted a lot from the theory of music at Nyadire Teachers College where I trained. I then recorded my debut album titled Handichatamba naSatani in 2005, but it was not well-marketed,” Ngara said.
“The unwavering support I get from my family and fans is quite inspiring and it keeps me going. I aim higher for my endeavour to spread the word of God through music.”
Ngara is currently riding high with hits songs like Ndafunga Kwedu KuZimbabwe, Anabella and It’s Party Time which has a strong African traditional flair.
Albums under Ngara’s sleeves include Jesus is Calling, a 2013 production which features songs like We Found The Way, Hallelua Amen, Waendepi Jeso, You Are Holy Lord, Jesus is Calling, Handichatamba naSatani, Keep Me Strong Lord and Hama Dzangu.
He said some of his tracks and videos can be accessed on Sound Cloud, Reverbnation, iTunes, Zim Gospel Artists website and YouTube.