Mathew Masinge, Entertainment Reporter
UNITED STATES-BASED gospel musician Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro has set April 2 as the date for the launch of his 14th album titled Kana Tayambuka.
The singer is looking forward to launching the six-track project virtually on his social media pages, including Facebook and Instagram.
Chivaviro has already released one of the songs from the album − Kana Tayambuka − in which he collaborated with eight artistes.
“The album is ready and we are inviting all our fans to make a date with us on April 2 as we launch the album virtually.
“I am equally excited to drop the album because it’s been a while since I had been in the studio after taking a two-year sabbatical due to my studies in the US.
“Most of the songs are party songs and we are taking the chance to thank God for protecting us during these trying times when the world is facing a pandemic,” said Chivaviro.
Chivaviro said the song came through a dream before he was directed to pick familiar voices he was to work with on the project.
On the title track, Chivaviro featured Allan Chimbetu, Mai Patai, Blessing Shumba, Mai Chivaviro, Rumbie Zvirikuzhe, Dorcas Zvirikuzhe and Dorcas Moyo.
He also collaborated with Vabati VaJehovah on the song Jerusalem and his son Tinashe on the song Panobudika.
Other songs on the project include Anopindura Munamato, Itai Zviya Zviya Jesu, The Alter That Helps and Jerusalem.
He dedicated the album to his fans.
“This project is dedicated to each and every follower of Reverend Chivaviro’s music and since most songs are party songs, we are celebrating with their families too,” he said.
Reverend Chivaviro hopes that things will get back to normal again and all artistes will reunite with their fans,.
The Ebenezer hit-maker feels the new project will surpass what he has already achieved, hinting that all six songs were well put.
“This is an album I am proud of and believe that more success will be aligned to it since it carries with it a different feel; to speak to our fans in the new world order,” he said.