Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder Prophet Tapiwa Freddy who has hogged the religious limelight with the “spiritual spectacles” has urged Harare City Council to consider appointing Afro contemporary musician Baba Harare as its ambassador.
By Style Reporter
Speaking to The Standard Style on the sidelines at the launch of Baba Harare’s third album titled Ramba Wakadzvanya on Friday where he was guest of honour; Freddy said the brand Baba Harare had done enough to promote the name of the city.
“I believe it’s high time our local authority consided appointing Baba Harare their brand ambassador. He is now a brand and the city should now take advantage of his popularity bearing in mind his brand name,” Freddy said.
The preacher, who funded most of Baba Harare’s logistics ahead of the album launch, said he considered all musicians, secular and gospel, the same.
“Music is a universal language that communicates across all cultural and linguistic boundaries. It is something that is necessary for society. With our country going through such difficulties, it is through music that we get solutions to some of these challenges.
“However, I am here as guest of honour because Baba Harare included two gospel tracks on his album, which is something commendable considering his album is laden with secular music.”
Freddy, who of late has been invited as a guest of honour at a number of album launches, was optimistic that Baba Harare’s music wiould take him places.
“I am confident that Baba Harare is making a name for himself and I am proud that he is one of several musicians that I have assisted. The guy is humble and free of controversy, that’s why I decided to associate with him,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Glen View-based man of the cloth revealed his passion for music saying it was another way of ministering the Word of God. Recently he released a video titled Vana which is popular on the church’s television channel GMM TV and online platform YouTube.
Last year Freddy ended a two-year music hiatus following the release of a single titled Mwariwe!
The preacher last been involved in music in 2016 after releasing an eight-track album titled 100 Percent Prophetic. His other previous releases include Mesiya (2002) and Serevende (2006). His music has received generous airplay on local radio stations.