ZIMBABWEAN gospel artiste Raymond Chakanyuka is in South Africa where he is set to collaborate with 2012 South African crown gospel winner Thinah Zungu and Nigerian best song writer of 2013 David Dayo.
By Nqobile Nkiwane
The collaborations are on his fourth album Maiti Ndiyani recorded at Diamond Studios. The upcoming musician works with a ten-member band, Royal Family, under the record label Raycha Music Studios.
His first collaboration will be with Thinah Zungu and their song is expected to be released in South Africa at the end of this month.
Chakanyuka will then collaborate with Nigerian gospel star Dayo in February when the singer will be back in South Africa after his brief return to Zimbabwe.
Chakanyuka has also been signed by fellow Zimbabwean Thembani Mubochwa’s Teez-M clothing label that has worked with renowned South African musicians like the late Vuyo Mukoena and Sifiso Ncwane among others.
His music manager Peter Ndoro identified his potential and has since embarked on taking his gospel music all over Africa.
Chikanyuka has so far released three albums Kanganwa Zvekare in 2008, Mwaka in 2010 and Chikopokopo in 2013.