Dancehall chanter dumps drugs, turns to gospel

Maria Chiguvari

ZIM dancehall chanter, Andrew Songeya, has switched to gospel music.

Better known as Minister Andrew, the singer was a drug addict for 10 years.

He spent three months at Harare Central Prison for vandalising his parents’ house after taking crystal meth, better known as mutoriro.

Minister Andrew said he has now given his life to God.

He said he left mainstream dancehall and is now singing gospel with a dancehall flair to it.

The born-again singer is set to release a gospel album called ‘No to Drugs’, which carries six tracks.

“Everything happens for a purpose and I gave my life to God. Three months ago, I vandalised my parents’ property by breaking windows and I was sent to prison.

“That was a wake-up call for me.

“This is the path I have chosen to embark on now, I am now done with the life of drugs.

“I would like to have a positive impact in the society through the positive message I preach in music and the gospel of God.”

He added: “Things were not well for me for the past 10 years, I would experience spiritual attacks.

“I would also collapse while I was in prison and that is when I experienced the effects of drug abuse.”

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