Gospel musician inspired by Zhakata releases album

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A MUTARE-BASED gospel musician, Jairos Mutambikwa, has released his debut six-track album titled Humambo after receiving inspiration from top-notch Zora music star, Leonard Karikoga Zhakata.

BY CLAYTON MASEKESA

He told NewsDay that he was inspired by Zhakata, whom he had seen performing at the United Families International Church (UFIC)’s Judgment Night last year.

“I was so excited by his top-notch performance. I was inspired by his music and told myself that I can also do it. What I liked most was his messages and the set-up of his band, which was a good example of professionalism,” Mutambikwa said.

Backed by the Victory Melodies, Mutambikwa said through the album, he was imploring people to seek God’s Kingdom.”

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by veteran and talented producer Ollin Anderson of Kunashe Records, who has also recorded and produced Blessing Shumba’s latest album, NdiJeso.

Leonard Zhakata

The title track Humambo opens up the album. It is a song about the importance of seeking the Kingdom of Heaven.

Pasi Idandaro follows with the story of patriarchs who walked and lived with Jesus Christ, while Dzokerai Tinamate encourages people to seek the old ways of praying to God.

Naiwo Masimba points to the return of Christ, while in Hakuna Chakanaka, Mutambikwa sings about how God uplifts and defends people from evil. The album closes with Ngatitungamire, a United Methodist hymn.

Mutambikwa has now embarked on the promotional tours of his album.