I can’t ignore God’s calling: Tapfumaneyi

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UK-BASED journalist, Silvester Tapfumaneyi, says he can’t ignore God’s calling to sing gospel.

The 56-year-old insists he has been a gospel artiste his entire life.

Tapfumaneyi is set to launch his two singles, namely Ndakaziva and Dzingove Hope.

The two songs were released under Ngariyende Vhangeri.

The singles were recorded at Monolio Studios.

In an interview with H-Metro from his UK base, Tapfumaneyi believes he is fulfilling his calling.

“We started on the 1st to 26th September, 2023, sending each other voice notes and music production drafts.

“All the music was done in Zim while I only recorded my voice in the UK.”

He added:

“I have been a Christian since 1995. I love and enjoy preaching at church.

“However, it might be difficult to reach out to the whole world from a pulpit, but preaching the word of God through the ministry of music cuts across all and knocks the doors of many hearts seeking God’s intervention and protection.

“Chimurenga gospel will from time to time be very direct in bringing a message of hope to the spiritually drained, and lost souls as many gospel artists have done before and what will be different is my unique voice. 

“My songs do not sing and pronounce verses directly but they will be hidden in the message.”

Tapfumaneyi, who promised a new album next year, says a tight schedule won’t deter his plans.

“I have taken a back seat at SlyMediaTv after working tirelessly for five years downloading the vision to our team led by Robert Tapfumaneyi, Evans Tavaguta and Perfect Hlongwane who added value to the vision because of their experience and background in broadcasting for over 20 years each.

“I have also created employment for young university and college graduates. So this team is now hands-on while I play the role of overseeing and providing guidance. 

“I have time to research and listen to myself musically. Children are grown up now, they look after me, look at how I dress and constructively criticise my media works.”

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