By Style Reporter
Local gospel musician Farai Makandanje, aka Social Doctor, is in the studio finalising work on his second album titled Kufanana NaJesu.
The gospel crooner says like the message on his previous album, his music speaks to issues that affect people.
His forthcoming project carries eight tracks and he has completed working on five songs. Tracks on the album include Jehovha Pindirai, Vauya Baba, Unoda Shoko, Mari, Dai Waramba Uripo, Dzingori Nyasha, which features Blessing Shumba, Gabhurona and Nyarara Kuchema.
“The album touches much on issues that affect people in their day-to-day lives,” Social Doctor told Standard Style on Friday.
“We will unveil the dates for the launch and the venue soon. We have done five tracks out of the eight and it’s going to be better than my previous projects.”
His debut album titled Munoshamisa was released late last year and produced by veteran Lyton Ngolomi at Lyton Studios. The backing vocals were done by gospel diva Bethen Pasinawako-Ngolomi.
It carries tracks such as Fambai Neni, Mwanasikana, Buruka Uone, Ndimi Mwari, Kubata Kwenyu, Munoshamisa, Jesu Waroverwa and Makafanira.
The businessman-cum-musician is also working on videos of his previous songs including a single titled Ndinotenda, which features Pasinawako-Ngolomi and Kudzi Nyakudya.
“We are working on some of the videos from our previous projects,” he said.
Social Doctor has roped in a number of producers in the forthcoming project, including Ngolomi who worked on the production of four songs as well as Maselo, Kukbeats, Gift Chipisa and Oskid who worked on one song each.
He said collaborating with top artistes such as Pasinawako-Ngolomi, Shumba and Nyakudya would help him boost his exposure in the cut-throat music industry.
“I am doing collaborations as a way of pushing forward my brand since joining forces with other musicians and that gives a good start for recognition in the music industry,” Social Doctor said.
“So far I have four collaborations, — Buruka Uone and Ndimi Mwari, which I did with PST Nezek, Anorapafadza with sister Olinda and Ndinotenda which features Kudzi.”
Social Doctor made his entrance into the mainstream music industry with a single titled Buruka Uone in May last year before releasing an eight-track album titled Munoshamisa five months later.