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Sulu takes dendera music to church

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IT was a Dendera Sunday as Pacific Breeze cigarette ambassador Sulumani Chimbetu serenaded thousands of local and international worshipers who flocked Prophet Walter Magaya’s Big Sunday Service at The Blue Shade, opposite Zindoga shopping centre in Waterfalls, Harare.

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According to Sulu’s camp, it was a dream come true for them to perform at the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministry’s service where Magaya unveiled what he described as the “Powerful Father of All Anointing Oils.”

Sulu’s publicist Joe Nyamungoma said they were happy with the response from the congregation.

“We might be singing secular music, but we are happy that our music is being received across generations,” Nyamungoma said.

Sulu’s latest album Gunship carries a song called Musandisiye exhorting Magaya to include him in his programmes.

Sulu sang: “Mukoma ndapota musandisiye pamunoronga ronga, Amai Charamba musandikanganwe pamunoenda kukereke, Prophet Magaya musandikoshiwe pamunotaura paye.”

Sulu received cheers from thousands of fans, who thronged the venue as he went onto the stage after gospel musician Blessing Shumba had earlier given a good account of himself

During his performance, a number of worshippers matched the band’s well-choreographed dance routines and could be heard singing along on most of the songs.
In some of the songs like Tenda, Nyuchi and Phone Sulu would substitute most of the lyrics to suit the church’s gospel message.

When he performed a duet with dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love called Nyuchi, Sulu substituted the Nyuchi dzanditenderera part to Mhepo dzanditenderera.
On the song Phone, Sulu was joined on the stage by a member of the church who altered the original lyrics of the song to suit the description of the new anointing oil that was unveiled on the day.

Sulu’s playlist was composed of both old and new songs like Gotwe, Dzandipedza mafuta, Saina and the plug track Sean Timba among others.

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