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Sniper bounces back

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Dancehall music star Donald Chirisa aka Sniper Storm is set to take the clubbing scene by storm through his third and latest album titled Ghetto Gospel.

The Kubhinya hit-maker had been concentrating on personal projects for more than a year but has decided to end his silence through the new release.

His previous album, The Voice, which carried tracks like Handimude, and Dhandahead could not scale to the heights set by Kubhinya but the album Ghetto Gospel could strike gold.

The new album has 20 tracks and was recorded and produced at Sun Burn Faces Studios. It will be launched next month.

Bobo Makosi and Mockery (Major Kadzinga), heavyweights in dancehall beat production, mixing and mastering, teamed up for the production of the album.

It tells a story about the survival of people living in the ghetto and is enhanced by a serious hardcore beat for dancehall lovers.

“Ghetto Gospel is more of a social commentary on ghetto life that I express through intrinsic lyrics, making the music appealing even to people who do not necessarily listen to ragga,”said Sniper.

Songs on the album, which are likely to see dancehall lovers singing along, include Musikana Haarohwe that has been receiving commendable airplay as well as Kisimusi and MaVampire.

Other tracks on the album are Simukai vanhu vemughetto, Kutsvaga Mari and Outa Control.
Sniper said that ragga music was still to make a serious impact in Zimbabwe but hoped that his album would add a little weight to various efforts to popularise the genre.

Ghetto Gospel will start selling online next week, a facility being offered by Metro Studios, which is also selling the hard product.

Sniper is one of the local artists that performed at Raynes Park in London in 2009 at the annual Zimbabwe Festival (Zimfest).

But the dancehall star was not considered for last year’s edition of the festival after some lyrics on his song Varungu (white people) were considered racist.

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