Upcoming gospel group, Pure Joy, recently released its debut 11-track inspirational gospel album titled Ndimi Ishe, which has in short period received a great response from local listeners.
Pure Joy, a group made up of four vibrant and energetic Apostolic Faith Mission church musicians, Takudzwa Svotwa, Justin Makwecha, Theresa Makwecha and Emily Mfundisi, is an Afro-jazz group set to inspire the nation with their music.
“Our main aim is to motivate and encourage people to always be hopeful in everything they do knowing that God is there and he is for us all,” said one of the group leaders, Svotwa.
Amongst the 11 tracks are some exciting songs like Africa, a prayer to God seeking refuge during time of troubles like poverty and starvation, Ishe Ndouya, a worshipper’s supplication for divine protection and Khazimu, a worship song in Shona and Ndebele.
Svotwa said since the album was released they had done performances at interdenominational conferences and were pleased with the great airplay they were receiving on local radio stations.
He said although they were based in South Africa, they also wanted to reach out to the people through live performances in Zimbabwe as they had more listeners back home.
“We are happy to have received such a great response from back home thus we have already started working on our video album which will most likely be out in October,” said Svotwa.
He said their songs had lyrics in English, Shona and Ndebele so as to cater for listeners from various races and tribes.
Svotwa said their music was based on leading people to realise that God would always be there for his people in whatever circumstances.