Za­mar ral­lies ‘heal our na­tion’ cry

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SOUTH Africa-based gospel mu­si­cian Takesure “Za­mar” Ncube is ral­ly­ing the “heal our na­tion” cry with his new song Nyarara Nyika off the Gen­e­sis Vol­ume One project.

The for­mer Joy­ous Cel­e­bra­tion vo­cal­ist pro­duced the Gen­e­sis project fea­tur­ing 64 youths drawn from Bu­l­awayo-head­quar­tered Har­vest House In­ter­na­tional Churches.

As part of the 26-track live DVD record­ing, the man pop­u­larly known as Za­mar, penned the song Nyarara Nyika in­spired by the bib­li­cal scrip­ture Ex­o­dus 14:14 which says “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent”.

“We be­lieve God is able to turn the na­tion of Zim­babwe around and this song is aimed at en­cour­ag­ing Zim­bab­weans to hold on be­cause God has heard our cries and he’ll be faith­ful to answer us.

“We see it as our re­spon­si­bil­ity as mu­si­cians to in­stil hope in the peo­ple that lis­ten to our mu­sic,” said Za­mar.

In the song Za­mar sings, “Rima richapera (dark­ness will end), dura ric­haz­ara (the barns will be full), nz­izi dzo­er­era (rivers will flow), nyarara nyika (be still na­tion)”.

The Wor­ship Ad­dicts founder was re­cently at the three-day Gwanda In­ter­na­tional Gospel Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, spon­sored by Big Time Strate­gic Group, where he also belted out the song call­ing on peo­ple to unite and re­build the na­tion from a place of prayer. “I sang the song twice in Gwanda be­cause I felt Zim­bab­weans needed en­cour­age­ment. We need to en­cour­age the spirit of sol­i­dar­ity and one­ness in prayer. “The scrip­ture

says ‘where there is unity, God com­mands a bless­ing. Right now, it’s not about po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences, but we must re­alise that we are one and we need to build our beau­ti­ful na­tion through prayer.

“We have to do it for our chil­dren and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions,” said Za­mar, whose wife, Kudzi, gave birth to their first child re­cently.

The Gen­e­sis project is the brain­child of Har­vest House leader, Bishop Colin Ny­athi, whose vi­sion is to em­power bud­ding mu­si­cians in his church.

“We’ve seen Takesure (Ncube) come through our Clash of Choirs route and our hope is that the up-and-com­ing mu­si­cians will launch their ca­reers from the Gen­e­sis project,” Ny­athi said. Ncube, who had a three-year stint with Joy­ous, was plucked from the an­nual Har­vest House In­ter­na­tional Church’s Clash of Choirs while singing as a guest artiste. He was spot­ted by one of the Joy­ous principals Lin­de­lani Mkhize, who was a judge at the clash. Ny­athi be­lieves the song Nyarara Nyika is prophetic and will in­stil hope in Zim­bab­weans. “Zim­bab­weans have suf­fered tor­ment and trauma be­cause of the eco­nomic melt­down, but the song as­sures them that things will get bet­ter. “We want peo­ple to know that it is im­por­tant that our trust must con­tin­u­ally be in the Lord. Zim­babwe will be re­stored,” he said. The Gen­e­sis project is be­ing sold on on­line plat­forms in­clud­ing iTunes and Google play. Some of the bud­ding mu­si­cians fea­tured are Wenyasha Chin­gono, Amanda Nkomo, Sipho “Snowy” Ncube, Car­los Jiri, Joy Shalom Ny­athi, Nom­pumelelo Bhebhe, Oceana Ncube and Takudzwa Chi­ham­bakwe.

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