Mthulisi Dube, a Zimbabwean gospel musician based in the United Kingdom, recently launched three albums in Bulawayo.
The albums are Isinqumo, Uhlalekhona and Wenzeni Na?
Dube, who has been out of the country for the past 10 years, told NewsDay yesterday he decided to launch his albums in the country so his fellow countrymen “could listen to what he has been working on all along”.
“There has not been a single album of mine available in Zimbabwe.
“I decided that since I had come to visit, I should also launch my music here so people can hear the music and say what they think about the message and quality,” he said.
Dube is based in Birmingham and his involvement in gospel music dates back to the time he was attending primary school at Tokwe in Matobo district, Matabeleland South.
After high school he joined a group called Loving Brothers, before leaving for the United Kingdom in 2002.
“God called me to minister through music.
“What uplifts my soul is to see people attaining salvation through listening to the message in my music,” he said.
While in England, he performed alongside veteran South African gospel musician Derrick Mzimande, Ncwandeni Christ Ambassadors as well as Swaziland gospel artist France Dlamini.
His music will be available in local record bars beginning next month.
“Let us support our musicians through buying original music not pirated material, to avoid destroying the industry,” said the father of two who is a member of the Brethren in Christ Church.