Ex-Jah Prayzah band member on national tour


UPCOMING Afro-fusion musician Ngonidzashe Ritala, a former Jah Prayzah guitarist, and The 227 Band member has launched a tour called Tipeiwo Nzeve (Give us a chance) to showcase his four albums that he has released since he ventured into music.


The Highfield-born artiste has recorded five albums namely Natsa kwawabva (2012), Yemurai (2013), Kwandakabva (2014) and latest offering Wandisiya Mudondo (2015).

In an interview with NewsDay after a live performance at Island Bar in Highfield, which marked the beginning of his tour recently, the musician said the tour will give the band a chance to market the albums and also meet with fans.

Ngonidzashe Ritala

“This is just the beginning of our tour around Zimbabwe named Tipeiwo Nzeve which seeks to introduce our music we have been recording over the last four years,” Ritala said.

“We are going to be holding open air performances, for approximately three months, in different cities and towns across the country.”

The 26-year-old dreadlocked musician started his musical career in 2005 when he learned to play marimba, before mastering how to play a guitar in 2007.

Ritala met Jah Prayzah in 2009 as he was still building his Third Generation Band and became his lead and rhythm guitarist and went on to record the album Ngwarira Kuparara.

To date, Ritala has shared the stage with the likes of Zora musician Leonard Zhakata, comedian cum-musician Freddy Manjalima popularly known as Kapfupi and Dino Mudondo among other musicians.