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Mateva releases second album


South Africa-based Zimbabwean gospel musician Prosper Mateva has released his second album titled Pandimire.

The 11-track album was successfully launched in South Africa in February and is steadily gaining airplay in Zimbabwe.

His debut album, Genesis — The Beginning, was released in 2010 and was well-received locally and in South Africa.

“Pandimire — Where I Stand is a fusion of different languages, namely Shona, Sotho, Zulu and English,” said Mateva.

The album was recorded at Word of Life Studios in South Africa with producer Bongani Mahlaole and engineer Thato Mamphe.

Mateva, a teacher by profession, said the album carries a strong Afro-pop and traditional sound
“The overall message in the album is a reminder of the basic, but profound truths of the Christian faith. Basics like having a firm foundation in Jesus Christ, thanksgiving and preaching the Word of God,” he said.
He said the title track was a personal reflection of his relationship with Jesus.
“The track Pandimire carries a strong message. In a world where nothing is stable and reliable, it reminds me that it is time for me to stand firm in the reliable place — in Jesus’ presence,” said Mateva.
Reflecting on his debut album, Mateva said he has improved musically and attributes this growth to assistance from a number of well-wishers.
Mateva said plans were afoot to hold shows in Zimbabwe to market his latest work. He also revealed he was working on shooting videos for some of the songs on the album.
The musician has worked with a number of leading gospel musicians in the country and in South Africa.
“Between 2008 and 2009, I travelled extensively with an international evangelist Steve Olivier, singing to thousands of people in Zimbabwe. I shared the stage with Pastor Charles Charamba, Pastor G (Stanley Gwanzura) and the Mahendere Brothers,” he said.
“In South Africa, I have done the same with renowned artists like William Sejake and Keke.”

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