By Albert Masaka
ONE of the most respected gospel choral outfits Vabati VaJehova in Zimbabwe, whose songs have made an impact in the country and in the region, are set to add to their rich discography with another album titled Ndibereke Mapudzi, which will be launched next week in the capital.
One of the members in the 11- member group, Nelson Magaya, told Standard Style that the six-track album would be launched at the Harare Gardens on April 6.
He added that the 11-member outfit had done a collaboration with one of the country’s top musicians, Jah Prayzah, on the song Ngandibereke Mapudzi.
“We have done six great songs, namely Zvishuwo, Fambai Naro, featuring Jah Prayzah, Ngandibereke Mapudzi, Musha Uyo, Mumwe Ariko and Mumwoyo Mangu,” said Magaya.
“We decided to rope in Jah Prayzah in line with the message on our collabo, which is about spreading the Word to every place and to everyone without any limitations.
“Jah Prayzah’s talent will add value to our purpose in the message as he is also a vessel of spreading the gospel.”
Magaya said top government officials, local and international musicians would grace the event and he invited all their fans to come and attend the launch.
“We do not and are not limiting people, everyone is invited to hear our gospel and I am confident that this will be our best ever launch,” he said.
He also emphasised that the fans would also be able to enjoy their God-given talents — their melodious voices — with only the aid of shakersl.
The group was supposed to embark on a maiden tour to the United Kingdom, their first outside the African continent.
However, one of the organisers Timothy Ngwenya, said the tour had been postponed following the recent fatal accident involving the leader of one of the groups set to perform alongside Vabati VaJehovah, Madzibaba Strive Masango, who lost three children and a relative.