22 February 2019
Musician Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro feels his new release titled Excellent will hold its own.
Chivaviro hosted a double album launch together with his wife Juliet.
The preacher’s wife, popularly known as Mother General, named her eight-track debut offering, Perseverance.
“I feel I have created another gospel hit song that will go places.
“Excellent is a song I recorded after the Lord spoke to me through a dream and the same happened when I made Ebenezer.
“I think everyone can attest to what the song Ebenezer achieved, expect the same with the song Excellent.
“The song also formulates the album title making it special in its sense,” he said.
For the Chivaviros, the launch was also special for them as it signified a friendship with Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi family.
On reverend Chivaviro’s album, the singer recorded a song -Hamupererwe, a collaboration with the late music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi before his untimely death.
His wife Juliet also collaborated with the late national hero’s surviving spouse Daisy on a song called Pindai Jesu.
The couple even invited Tuku’s widow to the launch that was also themed: African to posthumously honour the star.
Reverend Chivaviro went further to pen another song titled Tinyaradzei as a special dedication to Daisy and all Tuku fans.
“We shared a strong relationship with the late Dr Mtukudzi and I had to pen down this song even though it was also emotional for me.
“The song is to comfort the late musician wife Daisy and all his fans around the globe,” said Chivaviro.
Also speaking to H-Metro, Juliet encouraged fellow female musicians to take centre stage.
“I should I was a bit hesitate all this while to record my own album but it took the encouragement of my husband to get me in the studio.
“I enjoyed being behind the scenes being one of his backing vocalist but I am happy to flip that script to have my first project.
“I want to encourage all female artistes never to give up but spread their wings,” she said.
The event was also graced by fellow musicians Rumbi Zvirikuzhe, Olinda Marowa and socialites.
Prominent prophet T Freddy bought the two albums for $2000.