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Insignia Bookshop goes live with Zion Eternal

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Insignia Bookshop goes live every Saturday as a new gospel outfit known as Zion Eternal, belts out their music at Joina City in Harare.

Zion Eternal comprises Ashley Mafunga and Rutendo Ndanga whose voices blend extremely well to produce some very soothing and relaxing music.

Their debut hit single entitled Heartbeat is selling fast and plans are afoot to produce yet another eight-track CD next month.

Every person that walked into the bookshop, owned by motivational speaker Milton Kamwendo, would stop and listen as the duo sang their lungs out. These worship singers are perfectly suited to sing together.

Some people thought it was a DVD playing when they walked into the bookshop only to discover the duo singing right at the centre of this well-stocked bookshop.

I realised that it was actually music playing live in the bookshop. Oh my goodness, these people can compete on the international market. They have a bright future in gospel music, said a music producer who had come to buy some books.

Mafunga and Ndanga, both worship singers at a leading Pentecostal church, decided to take a further step to produce their own hits. The genre is a powerful and soulful R&B tune.

Ndanga is also a songwriter and she says music has always been her calling from God and that she receives most of her songs in dreams.

I started singing when I was eight. I receive most of my songs in dreams, Ndanga said.

Band manager Patricia Maworere-Chidakwa was ecstatic about the duo and said Mafunga and Ndanga had started with a big bang.

We both owe it to Ms Maworere-Chidhakwa who met most of costs for the production of this hit single, Mafunga said.

Mafunga is a National University of Science and Technology graduate in Applied Biology and Biochemistry and a holder of an LCCI diploma in Marketing, while Ndanga holds a degree in Sociology and Gender studies obtained from Womens University in Africa.

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