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‘Gospel music is my calling’

Southlea Park-based gospel musician, Pastor Farai Gukuta says his music is more of a calling from the Almighty to draw people to the Word of God.

By Derick Jairosi

Gukuta, told The Standard Style that he was inspired by popular gospel musician Pastor Charles Charamba. Gukuta is a Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Zimbabwe pastor who uses his lyrical talent to spread the Word of God. He started singing from a tender age and is looking forward to become one of the most prominent gospel artists in the country.

For Gukuta, gospel music is a means that people can use to re-connect with God and he saw his music career more like a passion.

“I feel gospel music is my calling from the Almighty that I can make use of as a tool to spread the Word God and I look forward to save many people with the gospel,” he said.

“I have no problems in composing songs and most of my ideas come from visions which I believe are God’s way of communicating with me. I will fight hard to make a huge name for myself,” he said.

His debut album Zvakatanga Sedambe released in 2014 did not do well on the market.

The album has tracks such as Kuponeswa Kwangu, Muchamutsvaka, Midzimu and Tirimumaoko. The song Kuponeswa Kwangu talks about Gukuta’s life experiences in which he appreciates how God saved his life.

“I released my first album in 2014, but things were not good. I was not a popular musician who could attract many fans but I soldiered on and manged to release two other albums,” he said.

Gukuta’s second album Zvakaitwa Nenyasha was released in 2015 and it featured a number of gospel musicians, including Rumbie Zvirikuzhe, Patience Mukarati and Praise Govheya.

He said people began to appreciate his music after the second album, which motivated him to work on the third project, which was released last year.

“My third album Zvakakwana Zvawakandiita was released last year. It is doing well on the market and it seems my fan base is growing every day,” he said.

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