Gospel musso Tatenda Janero has released a single titled Tinobatirana Nengirozi which is set to establish the young musician as a rising force on the music scene.
By Style Reporter
Released early last month, the new single and video has attracted a growing followership on YouTube and social media as the musician takes advantage of the lockdown period where music fans are glued to their devices for new content.
Tinobatirana Nengirozi is a song of adoration and thanksgiving to the Lord.
The vocally-gifted Janero blended Shona, Ndebele and English to reach out to a wider audience.
“Zimbabwe is a multi-cultural nation with different linguistic groups, for example, Shona, Ndebele and English-speaking people,” Janero told Standard Style.
“In order to reach out to all those people, I also had to adhere to the use of different languages. My vision is to become an international musician.”
The former Midlands State University music student and a music teacher at a local school says he has taken advantage of the prolonged Covid-19 lockdown period to deepen his composing skills and promised more music in the coming year.
“Covid-19 was actually a blessing in disguise because I was able to compose new material through deep meditation, prayer and reading the word of God,” Janero said.
“During this time, I was also able to restructure my strategy, focus and plan for my upcoming projects.”
Janero recorded his first project Mabasa Makuru in 2019, although the single did not receive much success.
He plans to record his debut album in 2021.
“My current single has been received quite well by my followers,” he said.
“I intend on releasing another single early next year and by the grace of God, record my first album during that period as well,” Janero said.
His producer and Joyful Praise bassist Enock Rugube described Janero as arguably the next big gospel artiste to come out of Zimbabwe.
“It has been an honour working with Tatenda and I see so much growth ever since we met and started to make music together. I believe he is the next best gospel artiste in our country,” Rugube said.