WHEN Jah Prayzah went on a historic launch of two albums, within two days, fans and analysts were impressed.
Chiremerera was launched at Old Hararians Sports Club on May 12 while Maita Baba was unveiled to the public the following day at Queens Sports Club.
About six months down the line, the products have met with contrasting fortunes.
And, it’s the album Chiremerera which has managed to win the hearts of many.
The album, with its headline track, is still creating a buzz.
From nightclubs, flea markets, shopping complexes, political rallies to family gatherings, parties, corporate functions and general merry-making spots, the party cannot be complete without Chiremerera playing in the background.
The title track is a candidate for Song of the Year.
Maita Baba has been pushed into a corner and is seemingly fizzling out each day.
The album has not made any notable impact, apart from its well-publicised launch in Bulawayo.
However, one can be tempted to think that Jah Prayzah could have done himself and his camp a favour if he had separated his album launches by, say, a year.
This would have ensured that they do not appear to be competing projects on the musical scene.
Maybe, if that had happened, Maita Baba would have found its place without having to live in the shadow of Chiremerera.