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Local gospel musician Farai Makandanje, aka Social Doctor, on Friday released 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.
The album carries eight tracks including Jehovha Pindirai, Vauya Baba, Unoda Shoko, Mari, Dai Waramba Uripo, Dzingori Nyasha, which features Blessing Shumba, Gabhurona and Nyarara Kuchema. “The album was launched at a private event in Harare on Friday,” Social Doctor said.
“All care has been taken to ensure that the album will be available in most towns throughout the country as well as on all social media platforms. The album
has eight tracks produced by five producers.”
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.
On this project, Social Doctor worked with Ngolomi again, but added other producers, including Maselo, Kukbeats, Gift Chipisa and Oskid, who worked on one song
The opening track Pindirai was produced by Ngolomi and the crooner describes it as “a prayerful song that urges the Almighty God to intervene in the problems of the world today that range from health, abuse, to corruption and natural disasters.”
He said Vauya Baba, whose production was done by Maselo, is a praise song with a traditional beat (Mhande) feel and talks about Jesus Christ as the answer to
any problem on earth.
“The track Gabhurona, which I believe will be a hit, is about a character called Gabhurona who is representing Christians who are not fully committed and it
urges him to repent,” Social Doctor said.
The song was produced by the award-winning Oskid.
Ngolomi also produced tracks Unoda Shoko and Mari with the former talking about how difficult it is to live as a Christian without reading the Word of God.
“Mari is a song where I give my mind on how money should be handled, while track five, Dai Waramba Uripo, produced by Gift Chipisa, is a prayer in which I am
appealing to the Holy Spirit not to leave,” he said.
The businessman-cum-musician features Shumba on the song Dzingori Nyasha which is a testimonial song that reflects on how the Grace of God has transformed
Social Doctor said collaborating with top artistes like Shumba is helping 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,” he said.
Apart from Shumba, the musician has collaborated with PST Nezek on the songs Buruka Uone and Ndimi Mwari, Anorapafadza with Olinda Marowa and Ndinotenda which
features Kudzi Nyakudya and Pasinawako-Ngolomi.
Social Doctor said he wants to join forces with foreign musicians.
“If the doors are open, I would love to do a collaboration with a foreign artiste, especially Tim Godfrey or Jimmy The Psalmist,” he said.