By Lowen Mutambara
Upcoming gospel artiste Charles Tanaka Johnz (pictured below) has expressed concern over lack of recognition for upcoming musicians in the gospel music industry.
Speaking to Standard Style, Johnz said there were many upcoming gospel artistes who were not being given the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world.
“There are good and exciting upcoming gospel artistes out there with good vibe voices, but they are not recognised due to the lack of support,” he said.
The musician released his 10-track album titled Kumakomo, which carries tracks such as Kumakomo, Handimbotya, Josepha Ndini, Nditumei, Am In Love With, MaIjipita, Ndina Mwari, Svitsa Tsvene, Chapupu and Mweya. The songs Chapupu and Kumakomo have been played on local radio stations Nyami Nyami FM and Hevoi fm.
Johnz said he had faced a number of challenges in his career.
“One of the major problems I faced is finances ,adding onto that it seems as if only big artists have access to the shows,” he said.
He promised to release more singles towards the end of this year
“Currently, I am working on a single, which I will release at the end of this year. I am working so hard to push even more to make these great songs played at even higher platforms,” he said.
The musician, who is doing a degree in Biotechnology at the Harare Institute of Technology is based in Kuwadzana suburb in the capital city.