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Chipinge-born gospel starlet unleashes world-class video

UPCOMING pop and RnB gospel artist Prince Mashaka says he is working to put Zimbabwe on the global music map.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

Prince Mashaka
Prince Mashaka

Mashaka, who is a student at Africa University in Mutare, released a single video titled Life Changer last month, which registered him as a force to reckon with in the gospel arena.

The video has since received thumbs up on online platforms such as YouTube.

Mashaka said very few people in Zimbabwe were into RnB and pop gospel songs and as such, he believes there is a section of music lovers that he needs to connect with.

“I love Zimbabwean music. I love the artists and what they do. However, I feel there is a gap in terms of pop and RnB gospel music,” he said.

“There is a section of gospel music lovers who are waiting for someone to fill that gap and this is exactly what we are doing and I hope the fans will embrace what we do.”

Born in Chipinge 23 years ago, Mashaka hopes music lovers across the country will support him.

He said Life Changer was a song that describes how God pardons sinners and gives them a new lease of life.

He said he fell in love with music while he was at primary school in the border town.

“From the age of nine, I fell in love with gospel music. I used to sing in church. I joined different church groups where I worked with passionate music teachers until I started writing my own songs,” he said.

“I was further exposed to music at Africa University but in Chipinge I work with a fantastic producer and video director Simba Makare who has produced several world class videos.

“I believe there is so much untapped talent and with proper guidance we can get so much from the youths. I am fortunate to have parents who support what I do.”

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