TATENDA Mahachi is on the verge of breaking barriers with two collaborations with one of the biggest South African gospel musicians Sfiso Ncwane.
Mahachi was with Ncwane in the studio at the end of November where they recorded a single track while they have already started work on the second one.
What is new about collaborations? Of course, that could be the question.
Especially considering Ncwane is just one from South Africa; just across the Limpopo and we even have some are bigger than him here on our shores.
Yet, Ncwane has become one of the best gospel phenomenons, himself breaking barriers.
From having a track scooping all gospel awards over a good three years and of course the most recent collaboration with Ricky Ross.
Yes. Ricky Ross.
Although details are still sketchy at the moment, NewsDay understands part of the video for the collaboration was shot in Johannesburg on the weekend of November 29 and 30.
On the other hand, Ncwane had two studio sessions with Mahachi in Durban that same week.
“We did two tracks, Agare remix and Ndisiye Satani.
“The tracks are coming out so well. We will be doing follow-up videos. They come in three languages Shona, Zulu and English and this will make the songs more appealing to different races,” said Mahachi.
“We want them to go across the globe. Many times we have heard songs in other languages here in Zimbabwe and it is time to take our own Shona language out there. I want to see Zambians South Africans singing in our Shona language as I am trusting the Lord to breakthrough into the regional market.”
Mahachi said it was a great experience working with Ncwane describing him as down to earth.
“It was really nice working with Sfiso. He is a very humble man; funny creative brother I must say,” he said.
Ncwane told NewsDay in Durban late last month that he was pleased to be finally making inroads into penetrating the Zimbabwean market.
“It has been long overdue. For years and years we have been involved in music and we have been dying to get into Zimbabwe. We had a show in Bulawayo once and it was awesome,” said Ncwane before his wife Ayanda interjected.
“God has touched him. He moves to certain instructions. At one time we went to Swaziland where we literally had to fork out money to build a house for a family 14 that had no accommodation, but God has always rewarded us. We know we may not get anything out of the Zimbabwean venture, but when you hear his testimonies you will know the way he works,” said Ayanda.
Ayanda went on to send a word of advice to Zimbabwean media that he said is giving too much attention to politics.
“We know Zimbabwean artistes are doing all they can to make it out there, but the media is a huge let down as it concentrates too much on politics. People have too much to worry about and if they are fed on politics everyday it does not help them. There is need for some sort of balance,” she said.