JP out­sources again

The Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe) - - SOCIETY - Takudzwa Chi­ham­bakwe

MULTI award-win­ning mu­si­cian, Jah Prayzah, whose ninth stu­dio al­bum is set to be launched this Fri­day, has col­lab­o­rated with trend­ing African act, Pa­trick Nnae­meka Oko­rie aka Pa­torank­ing.

The Nige­rian star fea­tures on “Fol­low Me” — one of the 12 tracks on Jah Prayzah’s forth­com­ing of­fer­ing, “Chi­tubu”.

“My col­lab­o­ra­tion with Pa­torank­ing is in line with the vi­sion I started pur­su­ing a few years ago, that of push­ing my brand out­side Zim­babwe’s bor­ders and au­di­ences,” said Jah Prayzah.

“Fol­low Me is a fun song in which a guy is telling a girl to fol­low him if she wants to en­joy his money. The song was pro­duced by South African based Zim­bab­wean mu­si­cian, Al­monte Mthombeni, bet­ter known in the mu­sic cir­cles as Alie Keyz. He is also Cassper Ny­ovest’s key­boardist and mu­sic di­rec­tor.”

The “Md­hara Vachauya” singer said tech­nol­ogy has made col­lab­o­ra­tions eas­ier to pur­sue.

“We con­nected via so­cial me­dia. Many peo­ple have failed to har­ness the power of so­cial me­dia but I try my best to use it to my full ad­van­tage. I have al­ways ad­mired Pa­torank­ing’s work ethic and I have been fol­low­ing him on his var­i­ous so­cial me­dia plat­forms for some time now.

“One day I sent him a mes­sage on In­sta­gram and told him how much I liked his projects and wanted to col­lab­o­rate with him and boom, he was more than will­ing to do so. I sent him the song files and in no time he had put his vo­cals and the song was done,” said Jah Prayzah.

As per tra­di­tion, the “Ku­tonga Kwaro” singer is plan­ning to re­lease a video for the song.

“We will be work­ing with one of Zim­babwe’s top video mu­sic di­rec­tors, Vusa Blaqs, as well as an­other South African di­rec­tor on the video for ‘Fol­low Me’, which will be shot in South Africa on Oc­to­ber 28. If all goes well, the video should be ready by the night of the launch. I know it’s a tight call but I be­lieve the di­rec­tors can de­liver,” he re­vealed.

Mean­while, ticket sales for the launch, which are rang­ing from $15 to $100 per in­di­vid­ual or $1000 a ta­ble, started last week.

“The ticket sales are go­ing on very well and we are happy with the re­sponse so far.

“Peo­ple can buy the tick­ets on the Click n Pay web­site via mul­ti­ple elec­tronic pay­ment op­tions.

“We will be dis­clos­ing more sell­ing points for the tick­ets soon,” said Jah Prayzah’s man­ager, Keen Musha­paidze.

Jah Prayzah

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