Chakanyuka back with “Rap­ture”

The Manica Post - - Education / Entertainment - Lib­erty Dube En­ter­tain­ment Cor­re­spon­dent

UP­COM­ING gospel artiste, Freddy Chakanyuka, marked his re­turn to the gospel mu­sic scene after a year­long sab­bat­i­cal by re­leas­ing a six-track al­bum, Soon Com­ing: Rap­ture.

The al­bum car­ries six soul­ful, yet dance­able tracks which are aimed at up­lift­ing souls of the de­jected and down­trod­den.

Tracks con­tained on the al­bum are ‘‘Ivai Nes­imba’’, ‘ Hos­sana’, ‘‘Panyika’’, ‘‘Gwayana’’, ‘‘Mutsvene’’ and ‘‘ Tichasan­gana’’.

‘‘Ivai Nes­imba’’ mo­ti­vates lis­ten­ers to wear the “amour of God” and be spir­i­tu­ally equipped to fight the devil and his nu­mer­ous evil machi­na­tions.

The song, ‘‘Panyika’’, is a po­ten­tial hit which re­minds peo­ple to pray for their fu­ture, urg­ing them not to re­lax since this world is only a tem­po­rary home.

Chakanyuka urges lis­ten­ers to find com­fort and strength in God es­pe­cially dur­ing try­ing times.

“Some­times peo­ple tend to lose hope and de­spise God when­ever they en­counter prob­lems, but we urge them to pray fer­vently and have faith in him even when all hope is gone,” said band man­ager, Evan­ge­list Mukonorwi.

He added that they would soon con­duct pro­mo­tional shows across the coun­try to mar­ket their al­bum.

If well-mar­keted, the al­bum is set to scale the youth­ful gospel artiste to dizzy heights.

He draws in­spi­ra­tion from revered gospel aces, Bless­ing Shumba and Mathias Mhere.

The band, Touch of Grace com­prises six band mem­bers, who in­clude, lead vo­cal­ist, Chakanyuka, man­ager and drum­mer, Mukonorwi, lead vo­cal­ist, Pas­tor Freddy Chakanyuka, An­ge­line Mun­gana and Sthem­bile Ma­sunde.

It was recorded and pro­duced at Ku­nashe Stu­dios by lo­cal pro­ducer and key­boardist, Olin An­der­son.

Mukonorwi said they were work­ing on re­leas­ing a DVD al­bum to ac­com­pany the project as an early Christ­mas present for their fans.

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