SOUTH-AFRICA based Blessedhighway says he is overwhelmed with the performance of his debut album Iza Manje.
The album, which came after several years of singing in churches and at crusades, performing in Zambia and South Africa, comes with the experience of sharing the stage with gospel heavyweights like Winnie Mashaba, Sfiso Ncwane, Ivy Kombo, Pastor G and Machanic Manyeruke, among others.
The musician, real name Blessing Mwale, released Iza Manje in August this year and believes he is doing well enough.
Blessedhighway also boasts of multiple singles and a music video titled Tokupai Rumbidzo that has been doing well on national television.
NewsDay managed to catch up with the artiste, who is in the country, at the weekend and he said he was scheduled to collaborate with a few local artistes this festive season.
“I want to do the best that I can. I want to preach the gospel through music,” he said.
“I have a couple of shows that are scheduled this festive season. I am supposed to get into the studio and work on collaborations with local gospel artistes whose names I cannot mention yet.”
Iza Manje is a Zulu title which can be plainly translated to “Come Now”.
The album is done in Zulu, Ndebele and Shona.
Last Sunday, Blessedhighway performed at Kuwadzana’s ZAOGA Forward in Faith Church where he shared the stage with gospel giants like Pastor G, Pianos Jaravaza, Manyeruke, Vabati VaJehova, Sebastian Magacha, Voice of Praise and Pastor Haisa, among others.
The artistes were performing to a responsive full house that danced into Sunday evening.