Gospel songbird in comeback

SOUTH Africa–based gospel musician Tsitsi Kudita, who is set to stage her first concert in Zimbabwe dubbed In His Presence Zimfest with Tsitsi, said preparations for the fiesta slated for Theatre in the Park in Harare Gardens on Saturday were at an advanced stage.

BY ANESU MSHAWATU

Tsitsi Kudita

The festival, which is meant to rebrand Kudita in Zimbabwe, will see performances from various gospel artistes, including Olinda Marowa, Pastor Gee, Godfrey Kudita, Psalmist Josh Kays, Ellard Cherai, Patience Mandizha, Brian Kudita, Tekina and Sebastian Magacha.

The musician told NewsDay Life & Style that although her music was doing well outside the country, she wanted to push her work onto the Zimbabwean market.

“I have been pushing my music while in Johannesburg and it has been doing very well, but we also want to get a different audience and gain recognition this side, through this concert,” she said.

“We are now tying loose ends and getting everything in place so that people can have an awesome time in the presence of God. People should come in their numbers and experience a fusion of different gospel music.”

The musician, famed for her song Mufaro Wangu, recently released a single titled My Everyday Jesus. The song was composed in Shona, Zulu and English and will soon be available in online stores.

The 2014 Permican Awards nominee said she would be airing her television show called Simply Gospel that aims at reaching out to lost souls.

“The show is doing very well. We have managed to reach a different demography. We are still in negotiations with different stations, which we will announce after we have reached an agreement,” she said.

Kudita, whose music is currently making waves on South Africa’s One Gospel channel, has four albums to her name Mufaro Wangu (2012), Ndinovaka (2007), Reaching Out (2014) and Thankful (2016).

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