TALENTED rising gospel artist Sanny Chinosengwa has learnt the hard way that as a born again Christian, one should always stick to the word of God in every manner, including when taking music as a career.
By The Master
The unheralded Chinosengwa is fortunate that his elder brother Laxman has invested more than $12 000 in his music by providing the musical instruments that have enabled the frontman of Judah Generation band to produce a rich Afro-jazz beat that has caught the eye of local gospel fans.
Laxman said he was inspired by his brother’s immense musical talent and his perseverance and that made him decide to inject funds into the band as a way to promote the gospel.
“My brother is talented and has a passion for his chosen trade, that is why I decided to come and help his cause and so far I have invested more than $12 000 by way of musical instruments and other related costs. I am delighted that he is starting to reap the fruits of his hard labour.
The young man is good, his music speaks for itself, its a matter of time before he takes local gospel music by storm,” he said.
Sanny gave an inspiring testimony to The Standard on the back of new-found fame following the success of his latest offing entitled Ndozama Wani, a seven-track gospel gem.
The Marondera-raised musician — who has produced three albums to date — confessed that he started his career on a wrong footing after producing his debut album Mdara Apinda in 2011, a secular album which did not do as he had expected.
“After the release of my debut album, I took time to introspect and my spirit reminded me who I was, and that is when I realised that as a Christian, it was not proper for me to sing music that does not promote the word of God. I decided to do music which leads people to Christ and from that day, my career has never been the same.
Chinosengwa, who is from Glad Tidings church, went on to produce his first gospel album titled Chirangano two years after his debut album.
Chirangano and his latest album Ndozama Wani are doing fairly well on local radio and are popular at live shows.
“My first gospel album did so well and inspired me to record another one this year called Ndozama Wani.
“I also did collaborations with big artist like Progress Chipfumo, Agatha Murudzwa and Sandra Chirenge.
The first track on Ndozama Wani features Murudzwa, while the trade mark voice of Progress Chipfumo is on the second Ndokundai Nei and Vanewe features songbird Chirenje.
“Ndozama wani is about those people who fail to appreciate the efforts one would be making in educating those children whose parents are alive to respect and honour them because they are some who are orphans and wish their parents were alive
“I have also been invited to live shows by other popular artists who have come to appreciate my talent and this is helping my music to grow.
Sanny said he has also learnt to be patient, saying God’s time is the best time in terms of success in his career and plans to do more live shows across the country and produce more gospel albums.
He expressed confidence that gospel music was there to stay and urged other artists to take time and sing for the Lord as this would help the word of God to spread far and wide.
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