BY RUTH CHASEKWA
FAST-RISING Botswana-based gospel artiste, Cleopas Mupita (pictured right) eyes the big stage and has collaborated with popular musician, Trymore Bande on his debut album which was released on Radio Zimbabwe last week.
According to Mupita, the nine-track album titled Mhemberero aims to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
He revealed to Standard Style that he was inspired by Bande’s success in the gospel music despite him being a childhood friend.
The two artistes grew up in the same neighbourhood in Manicaland province.
“We come from the same village, we grew up together and I enjoyed his music. When I asked him to do the collaboration he agreed to mentor me, and to me it was more than a blessing to collaborate with him,” he said.
Mupita said the song Denga Rematenga, which he collaborated with Bande was inspired by the desire to remind people that repentance is the way to heaven.
In 2015, Mupeta also wrote two songs on an album by Nyasha Dzedenga, a group in which trending musician Mambo Dhuterere was part of.
“I was still with Mambo Dhuterere when I wrote the two songs titled Rwendo Rwemweya and Pita weGararia, and I also featured in some of Dhuterere’s 2015 videos,” he said.