CONTEMPORARY musician Jah Prayzah and his Third Generation Band are expected to leave the country tomorrow for Botswana.
The musician is billed to perform at Culture Spears’s album launch at the weekend.
This will be a reciprocal action as Mostswana singer Charma Gal has stood by him on the recording and launching of his latest album Kumbumura Mhute in April.
Culture Spears invited Jah Prayzah to perform as a guest artiste at the launch of their latest album, Kulanche at Kagisong Centre in Gaborone and Boccim Hall in Francistown on Friday and Saturday respectively.
The eight-track album which becomes Culture Spears’s fifth was produced at Kulenyane Studios and is composed of songs Ragele, Tshumu, Kulanche, Njoroma, Magosi, Megolokwane, Pitso e kgolo and Tshasa.
In an interview with NewsDay yesterday, Jah Prayzah’s manager, Filda Muchabaiwa said Botswana fans should expect a great show.
“This is our first time to perform in Botswana and we are ready to light up Gaborone and Francistown as we want to prove why we were the biggest winners at the National Arts Merit Awards,” Muchabaiwa said.
Jah Prayzah and Charma Gal real name (Magdeline Lesolebe-Chagwa) are enjoying a good stage relationship that saw the later gracing his album launch in April.
Their bond; it appears, is due to their deep-rooted cultural influence in their separate projects.
Jah Prayzah attributes his creativity to his deep knowledge of Shona tradition and language that brings African culture alive.
Meanwhile, Culture Spears management via Facebook dismissed allegations that the group is falling apart and that some principal members of the group do not see eye to eye.
“The management of Culture Spears would like to dismiss allegations that we are in constant disputes that may lead to us breaking down…we would like to assure our valued fans and most esteemed supporters that this is just hearsay that will never see light of the day. We are and will continually be “THE SPEARS OF THE NATION”, reads part of the post.
“Sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with you because they can’t handle that; that is right about you . . . never let hearsay bring you down, Culture Spears has always and will always be the spears of the nation . . . with your support the international market will endure Botswana’s talents.”(sic)