By Sandra Maricho
CONTEMPORARY gospel sensation Joseph Pride Muzokura, popularly known as Minister Joseph in music circles, has opened this year with a bang after the release of his single titled Hallelujah.
The song is all about thanking God for everything He does to His people and also thanking Him for His unconditional love.
Speaking to Standard Style, Muzokura said his single had been overwhelmingly received by his fans and it was receiving favourable airplay on local radio stations.
“People are loving my music because it carries the message of hope because with the current economic situation, people need something to make them optimistic about their future,” he said.
“As a Christian, I use music a a tool of preaching to win souls so that they can come to Christ.”
Muzokura urged other youths to showcase their talents and to keep themselves occupied with productive things.
“There are lots of talented youths out there who are just sitting idle complaining about economic hardships,” he said.
“I would like to urge such youths to up their game through showcasing their talents.”
Born and bred in Gweru in a Christian family, Muzokura began doing music at a tender age. He was a member of the praise and worship team at church from where he then decided to become a professional gospel musician.
Muzokura has since released several singles and has been to South Africa where he performs at various concerts.
The youthful musician said he had been facing many challenges in the industry with financial issues being at the centre stage.
“The issue of finances is the major challenge for upcoming musicians because a lot of things are needed for a track to be released,” he said.
“I think our government has to assist artistes through financial loans and recording contracts so as to lessen the costs.”