JAH Prayzah tonight plays the teacher to the Dembo brothers Morgan and Tendai at Jazz 105.
Report by Entertainment Reporter
According to organiser of the show Patson Chimbodza, this is simply the time for Jah Prayzah to do unto others was done unto him.
Popularly referred to as Chippaz, Chimbodza told NewsDay the show was a result of the need for continuity.
“Jah Prayzah was groomed by brother musicians who gave him a chance when many thought he would never make it,” he said.
“Likewise, the Dembo brothers have been demonised for the mistakes that they made when they started, but they deserve the chance like anyone else.
“So this is just the time when Jah Prayzah has to give back so that the industry can grow.”
Jah Prayzah is one of the young versatile musicians that have changed the face of local music performances.
His unique stage presentation and depth of his content are his best weapons while his command of the Shona language is incomparable.
The musician’s latest album Tsviriyo is laden with constructive lyrics that has catapulted him to the top.
The Dembos came onto the scene when most music lovers had agreed their father had died with his music.
Their mischief did not do them any good as the elder of the two Morgan was constantly in the limelight for the wrong reasons.
But promoters kept spurring them on until they managed to release their debut Kutsika Matsimba last year.
Although the album did not do well because of poor marketing, it gave followers of their music hope that at least one day they would be doing justice to their father’s legacy.
The venue, Jazz 105, previously out of bounds for many musicians, has offered numerous artistes a chance to get into the mainstream, Jah Prayzah included.
Although it has somewhat cheapened the venue as a prime spot, it has given a new breath of life to an industry that has been ailing from different ills like piracy and poor music sales.