SUNGURA godfather Nicholas Zakaria believes his 26th offering, Kurapa Nemanzwi, has brought glory to his lengthy music career.
Report by Tawanda Marwizi
Yesterday the musician told NewsDay that promoters around the city are stampeding to book him for shows in the capital, indicating that the album has made impact on the market.
“Promoters around the city have boosted confidence in us. We were no longer concentrating much on performing in the capital, but we are now going to have a number of shows in Harare, which shows how our album has been received,” said Zakaria.
Among other venues, Zakaria was booked to perform at the affluent Jazz 105 for the first time.
Josh Hozheri of Jazz 105 said he was happy with the response to Zakaria’s album and decided to host him at his joint.
“He has done well and we have decided to have him perform at our joint so that he gives his fans the new album for the first time in Harare,” said Hozheri.
He added that the sungura legend will take his crew to Aquatic Complex on January 25 where he will share stage with Jah Prayzah and Sulumani Chimbetu, who is riding high with his new album Syllabus.
Zakaria’s Kurapa Nemazwi has songs with well arranged instruments and as usual, his lead guitar remains exceptional.
Mashoko Ako, a song that has already stirred the airwaves, urges people to be careful when they say anything because what they say might turn against them.
The second song, which he said came after he tracked down the memory lane to the days of the original Khiama Boys, is called Tisambotsvinyirana.
The musician explores his desire to live acoording to God’s will in the song Nzira yakanaka.
Mazita Maviri is a song that seeks to explore how love for money can sway people from following God.
In the song Shoko Rikushwe, the musician urges all pastors, musicians and evangelists to spread the word of God despite what people might say.
He rounds up the album with the song Mazuva mashoma which encourages people to follow God’s commandments because they have few days on earth.