South African-based Zimbabwean award-winning gospel musician Apostle Reverend Togarepi Tapera Chivaviro will celebrate his 43rd birthday by releasing his 15th Studio album, entitled Matishamisa Jireh on January 22.
The offing eight-track project will be launched at Ambassador Hotel, Cnr 2nd and Kwame Nkrumar in Harare from 18:00 to 21:00 hrs. It’s a red carpet event.
Posting on his official Facebook account, the Ebenezer hit-maker confirmed that the album recording was done. He wrote:
‘Recording now done. I thank all the musicians and artists who helped us through voices , fingers (playing) ideas and even those who just passed through the studios to give moral support.The album is surely a product of collective efforts from Mzansi to Zim.22 JANUARY WE DROP OUR 15TH STUDIO ALBUM!!!…’
Matishamisa Jireh follows up his previous album Maranatha, which was released last year. It will feature songs like Matishamisa, It Is Not Over, Jesu Ndanga Ndakurasai, Jesus the Captain, Korona and Mwanangu Teerera among others.
There will also be another song about love and forgiveness, as he revealed in his tweet:
Penning a song on LOVE & FORGIVENESS, which will be on our 2018 ALBUM to be launched in Harare 22 Jan.Just believing its a necessity right now..and the sooner we learn to love & forgive the sooner we will get to a NEW ZIMBABWE which we all want.Pastors, please let’s preach LOVE!
— Apostle Chivaviro (@Revchivaviro) December 14, 2017
The album, which the Rev described as a celebratory one was made possible through collaboration with Mother General, Peter Mparutsa, Pastor Trymore Bande, Lorraine Maplanka Stot, Nicholas Chirunga, Pastor Tinashe Murigo, Patience Masiyambiri Mandizha, Rumbi Mparutsa, Pastor Patience Muhomba, Blessing Masanga (Producer), Peter Manzenza and Allan Dzobo, who executively produced it.
After the Harare event the album will also be officially launched in Birmingham UK (Sat 3 Feb), Dubai UAE (Frid 9 Feb) and Germiston South Africa on Sat 10 February.
Tickets to the launch are going out for $5 ordinary, $15 VIP and $25 for the VVIP and you can get yours here.
And since it is a birthday party meet launch there will be a supper session with Rev and wife Juliet Chabata Chivaviro in the hotel dining area from 20:30 to 21:00 hrs. Meals will be selling from $5.