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RECENT events have cemented gospel music sensation Janet Manyowa’s status as one of the best musicians in the country.
Recently, the Celebration Church member hogged the limelight by scooping four awards at a glitzy 2019 Prophet Emmanuel and Ruth Makandiwa Invitational Concert and Awards Night (Permican) ceremony.
Manyowa scooped the Best Song Writer of the Year, Best Female Artist, Video of the Year (Nyasha Nengoni) and Album of the Year (Grateful) awards at a packed City Sports Centre in Harare.
The gospel music diva also proved that her three awards at the recent National Arts Merit Awards (Nama), were no fluke.
To cap it all, last week, Manyowa released a world-class video of the track, Ndimi Mwari.
This was a day after her awesome prerelease launch party that was held at an upmarket venue in the capital on Tuesday.
What touched the invited guests at the exclusive event was the moment when the winner of many awards, Janet, this time around was the giver of an award.
Janet thanked her husband Munyaradzi Manyowa with her own award that was presented to him by her father Lazarus Kuzivakwamwari Manyeza.
According to her, the award was a public gesture of acknowledgment to the man who was behind her success.
She also revealed that Ndimi Mwari is a precursor to another album that she is working on, she revealed.
Fellow gospel musician Thembalami as well legendary producer Mono Mukundu and MacDee were some of the music personalities to grace the event.
Back to the Permican, crowd favourite, Michael Mahendere, did not disappoint, as he took home the Male Artist of the Year and the Most Viewed Gospel Song Online gongs, while fast-rising choir Joyful Praise scooped three awards.
Other winners were Jonah Chivasa, and man of the moment Mambo Dhuterere as well as Sharon Manyika.
Shuvai Wutaunashe and Diva Mafunga, earned recognition with the legendary awards.
Thembalami, Tatenda Mahachi, Vabati vaJehova, Zim Praise choir, Gemma Griffiths, Brian K and Kuda Mutsvene, among others provided entertainment.