Chart-topping gospel musician, Jonah Chivasa will launch his new six-track rivetting album on June 3, at The Venue, Avondale in Harare amid high hopes that the offering will thrust the artist to dizzy heights.
The album that features Chivasa’s uncles Matthias Mhere and Prince Mafukidze is assuredly a family affair that his fans have been clamouring for.
Chivasa has since 2016 been chart releasing singles like Ngavapinde Havo and Ndinogamuchira which have done so well on local radios stations. But the Bindura born artist says he is bracing for the big hence he also bound in gospel legend Pastor G.
“The album has 6 tracks, and it features Prince Mafukidze, Pastor G, Mathias Mhere and Highland Gospel Choir. The title, Jeso. I want to direct the focus of the people to Jesus and not on Jonah the artist because Jesus is still the answer,” he said.
The title track, Jeso is an uptempo track that would reverberate with the young at heart.
Chivasa, a songwriter in his own right, says the new album is a response to his fans demand for more new music.
“I did an album because my strength is songwriting and when you are releasing singles you have to wait for the song to die down before releasing another yet there is too much content. I want people to have more of my stuff on one CD,” the lanky gospel artist said.
He, however, said roping big names on his project cemented relationships on the gospel music scene which has witnessed a tremendous growth since the dawn of the year.
“It’s got nothing to do with marketing. These are people whom I have a relationship with. I also believe we should also work together in the gospel industry,” Chivasa said.
The event which will also feature upcoming artists is expected to entice over 100 delegates at The Venue.
“The preparations are going better than expected. The launch is on June 3. It’s a Sunday so people can come and relax after church. On the night I decided not to feature established artists but upcoming artists,” said Chivasa.
“After the launch, we will do a national launch in major cities including Bindura which is my hometown. After that we are looking at a DVD on July 27,” he added.