1 June 2018
. . . the genre is still in the game
Veteran gospel musician Machanic Manyeruke reckons gospel music is the most sought after genre at the moment in Zimbabwe as the country heads to the harmonised elections.
Popularly referred to as Baba Manyeruke, the gospel supremo believes his (gospel) genre has surpassed other genres ahead of the elections.
“Right now, gospel music is on demand because the songs promote peace among Zimbabweans.
“Gospel songs refrain people from being violent and also forges unity among people.
“Everywhere you go, you just hear gospel songs because they are used for specific purpose,” he said.
“The upcoming elections have revived our genre and we are happy for that.”
Buoyed by his 26th album titled Dzokororo which was recently released, Baba Manyeruke will tomorrow take his album to Karoi.
He is expected to entertain gospel lovers at Chikangwe Hall for a show dubbed Tatenda Mahachi Homecoming Family show.
An array of gospel musicians who are expected to cover for the show are Munyaradzi Paulos, Talent Madiro, James Chihuri, Feeu Future, Vadzidzi Vekutanga and Rev Ncube among others.
“I am holding a show in Karoi this weekend.
“It will be Mahachi’s homecoming show in his home town,” said Manyeruke.
In another interview, Mahachi promised a day to remember as he performs in his hometown.
“It’s a pleasure to be going home after a long period.
“I urge people to come in their numbers so that we enjoy the day together.
“I was born and bred in Karoi, so I know what they want.”