BY GERALD MUTSVAIRO
UPCOMING gospel musician Forbes Bisiwasi has introduced a new vibe to the world of gospel music which he calls Afro-conscious.
Bisiwasi, who is one of the leading voices of the praise and worship sessions at the Pentecostal Revival International Ministry, described breaking into the mainstream music industry is
not a stroll in the park.
He said his kind of music had no takers as producers shunned his music.
However, Honeymoon, a local production house, has taken him on board.
“I once worked with a promoter who did not understand my type of music and we did not do any production,” Bisiwasi told Standard Style.
“I tried to co-operate and to convince him, but he underestimated me. However, my peers later introduced me to Honeymoon and with these guys, I managed to release eight singles,
something that is quite amazing.
“As an upcoming artiste, money for recording is a challenge, but I’m happy that I managed to overcome these two crucial areas,” he said.
The 27-year-old musician said Honeymoon had incorporated his style of music and he was confident that gospel music followers would soon embrace it.
“Honeymoon absorbed me, developed my music and improved my creativeness. The art is now good and the quality is great to the ears,” Bisiwasi said.
He said Afro-conscious was inspired by his friend Simbarashe Chikarakate.
“My friend Simbarashe gave me confidence and pushed me to proceed with this kind of music. He loved my art of creativeness and the tone that I used,” he said.
He said new music was coming out soon.
Bisiwasi’s music is played on all radio stations and one of his hits Havana Hana marked his entrance into the music scene.