Praises overflow at gospel concert

Capitalk Reporter |  3 months ago | local

It was all praise at the just-ended Easter concert hosted by interdenominational choral group, ZimPraise, at the Rainbow Towers on Monday.

The choral group launched its Season 13 audio/visual album and live DVD recording entitled "The Jesus Revolution," which was well attended.

With the choir master in all white, the choristers put up a stunning performance as they dished out old and new songs, rekindling the memories with their fans.

The lighting and sound work on stage were par excellence, confirming the organisers’ indication that they took their time planning for the event. With well-done rehearsals, they made sure they avoided mistakes.

First up on the stage was Gospel DJ Unlocked, who played gospel hits in the auditorium, warming up the stage for the Zimpraise Choir.

Well, her energetic and vibe act was a show stopper for the fans. To continue setting the holy mood, gospel singer Jonah Chivasa of "Ndozvinoita Nyasha" fame wowed the crowd with his songs.

Zimpraise made a grand entrance with a powerful worship song. The guests were kept on their feet as they sang along to the songs. And the crowd's favourite was one of the choristers, Mellissa Makwasha, who is married to the founder of the group, Joseph Madziyire.

Makwasha, who has made a name on social media with her singing, educating and empowering children as "mother advisor", put her powerful voice to good effect and managed to relate well with the crowd.

Then, the icing on the cake was the performance by seasoned artist Jah Prayzah, who appeared as a surprise act. He put on a thrilling show as he performed "Miteuro" and "Chikomo". Hip-hop singer Mudiwa Hood was another performer who did well with a number of his songs, especially the popular "Ndaita Mari."

The show was hosted by radio and television personality Rebecca Muchenje Kucherera, affectionately known as Becky K, and South African-based Zimbabwean media personality, Tich Mawoni.

Speaking on the side-lines of the show, Madziyire said it was a flawless event.

"I planned this event in less than two weeks and was overwhelmed, but happy that it all went according to plan," he said. "Thank you for your support. I felt it last night (Monday) and I appreciate you all. "