BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO
Botswana-based gospel musician Marry “Mai Zee” Zinyimo, who released her fifth album titled Hamuendi Kunorara recently, says music runs within her family, pointing out that two members have since joined the trade.
Her husband, Farayi, released two singles recently — Hamudi Neni and Denga Renyu — after escaping death by a whisker last year.
Mai Zee told Standard Style that even her last-born was very promising and the family looks forward to recording his music in the near future.
“Singing runs within our family and I am not the only one who is into music. My first-born Farirai is both a singer and a producer. Just recently my husband joined us. My five-year-old son Ethan is also promising and we intend to record him soon,” she said.
Supporting her claim, Mai Zee said the family opened a studio in Botswana to cut recording costs as well as promote the Zimbabwean musical talent in that country.
“In December last year, I opened the Mai Zee Studios not only to serve my family, but the music fraternity at large. I hope this will be home to musicians based here and those back in Zimbabwe. So far, 10 people, including my husband, have recorded in the studio. Mastering and mixing was, however, done in Harare,” Mai Zee said.
“I also want to promote Farirai and reduce recording costs since we are now four people into music in our family. I was also trying to promote my son who is a producer. He is currently recording and mastering his stuff.”
Zinyimo said her new album explains the omnipresence of God and is also a testimony of how He incredibly saved her husband’s life.
“My latest album illustrates that God doesn’t sleep, even when we are in difficult moments. Currently nations are battling the Covid-19 pandemic, but God is still with us and in due time He will answer,” she said.
“I was exalting God’s presence in my life because He miraculously saved my husband from the jaws of death when he was involved in a fatal accident.”
Tracks on the album are Humuendi Kunorara, Pahukama, Ishe Vanondivhumbamira, Vanhu Venyu, Tungamirai Mberi Kwangu, Ndisakutadzirai, Uchapera Muto and Mwari Vane Nguva.