Rusape born gospel artiste, Peter Chikomba recently launched an eight track album titled ‘‘Zvakaringana na Jesu’’. The album follows the release of his debut album ‘‘Simba RaJesu Kristu’’ which enjoyed a fair share of airplay on all major radio stations.
The eight track album which include songs, ‘‘Usatambe Nenyasha’’, ‘‘It is Well’’, ‘‘Tinotenda Mwari’’, ‘‘Takashambwa Neropa ra Jesu’’, ‘‘Calling Upon Jesus’’, ‘‘Munda Waibva’’, There is a Man and An Ambassador was launched at a packed Anglican Cathedral in Harare.
The album launch was graced by seasoned artistes, Pastor Charles Charamba and Pastor Josh Kays who kept revelers on their feet with a well polished performance. When the time came for Chikomba to perform, the crowd was so ecstatic. He did not disappoint.
He sampled songs from his new album leaving the crowd asking for more.
Born in the same village that produced entertainment heavyweights such as Noel Zembe and Lazarus Boora, all eyes were on Chikomba.
In an interview, Chikomba said his upbringing was not devoid of trials and tribulations which brought him closer to God at a tender age hence his desire to motivate others through music.
“It is through my experiences that I decided to encourage other people through music, that no matter the difficulties life presents, God will always offer a solution at the end. He has the last laugh,” he said.
‘‘The album also encourages people to stay focused in the Lord, through pain and penury,” said Chikomba.
Peter is a worship leader at national level in a local Pentecostal church and claims that Pastor Charamba, is his mentor and played an integral role in grooming him in the music industry.
Speaking at the occasion, Pastor Charamba said gospel artistes should strive to survive in the seemingly difficult genre with the situation worsened by the economic hardships.
“It is not easy to make a name in this industry. You have to make sure that your work is up to standard for the people to appreciate it, yet at the same time be able to communicate your intended message,” he said.
Guest of honour at the launch, Zanu-Pf Provincial Political Commissar, Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe who donated a 1000 square metres stand in Zimre Park as a token of appreciation of the work said in line with the Party’s policy of creating opportunities for youths, he will open up a platform for young artistes to perform at the party’s functions so that they get known.
“We want to promote and support youths in their various ventures because the future of the nation is hinged upon their potential,” he said.