Organisers of the much-awaited Sinach Live in Concert show on Saturday in Harare, Black Studios Entertainment have said Zimbabweans should brace themselves for the biggest ever gospel show in the country which has seen many fans, with some from across the border, rushing to buy tickets.
By Albert Masaka and Winstone Antonio
Born Osinachi Kalu, Sinach is an internationally-aclaimed multiple award-winning Nigerian gospel singer. She will headline a star-studded gospel show in which some of the country’s best — ZimPraise, Call to Worship, Heartfelt Choir, Michael Mahendere and the United Family Interdenominational Church Choir — will also perform.
Sinach’s latest gospel hit, Way Maker, whose video was posted on YouTube nine months ago, has attracted more than five million views globally. It has also proven to be a hit in Zimbabwe.
Black Studios Entertainment spokesperson Rose Nyachowe said the show will be held at the Glamis Arena from 2pm up to midnight with the gates opening from 10am.
“We believe that where there is a will, there is a way. It’s a dream come true as it started as a dream, but now through grace it is becoming a reality,” she said.
“The response is overwhelming, with even people from beyond our borders buying tickets for the show.
“Most fans were doubting she would make it to Zimbabwe; it’s too good to be true, hence the hype all over.
“Our wish is for all Zimbabweans to converge beyond denominations and fulfil the scripture that says ‘Ethiopia [Africa] shall raise her hands to the Lord’. Zimbabwe shall be the worship capital of Africa.”
Black Studios Entertainment chief executive officer Promise Chikuni said the concert seeks to promote the body of Christ bringing people from different Christian backgrounds together for one cause — praying.
“This concert is an interdenominational praise and worship show to be headlined by the best female African gospel artist. The show is meant to promote the body of Christ by uniting people from all denominations and raising hands to the Lord, according to the scriptures,” Chikuni said.
“Besides coming together to pray through music, the concert gives rising artists from different churches the platform to showcase their talents as they rub shoulders with such a seasoned singer who has a successful musical journey which inspires both gospel music followers and artists.”
He said preparations for the concert were moving according to plan.
“The preparations are going according to plans. We urge people to come in their numbers and join in worshiping,” he said.
Sinach, who ministers through song with Believers Loveworld Ministry leader Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, told The Standard Style that she was used to performs in front of huge crowds and her most memorable moment was when she ministered in a crusade “where 3,5 million people showed up and over 500 000 gave their lives to Jesus”.
She said the ministry has impacted her greatly and influenced her music in a huge way.
Chikuni said tickets for the concert can be purchased online at web tickets and at Innov 8 Book Shop, Mutare Spar and Booties Pharmacies. The general entry ticket is selling at $10, special guest $50 while the VIP and VVIP are going for $100 and $200 respectively.
Sinach has given hope to the hopeless all over the world through her over 200 inspiring songs. Many of her songs like I Know Who I Am is a hymn for several churches all over the world.
She has performed in several countries, including South Africa, United States and Uganda.