GOSPEL music lovers thronged the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) at the weekend for the inter-denominational gospel choir Zimpraise’s Season 8 live DVD recording.The new project, The Second Coming, was recorded at a two-day event dubbed the International Gospel and Music Festival 2015.

The fiesta featured several top choirs and artistes including guest performer, music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, who took to the stage on Sunday night.


Tuku put up a spirited performance with his smooth sing-along songs such as Todini and Hear Me, Lord, sending the audience into a frenzy.

Zimpraise chief executive officer, Joseph Madziyire expressed gratitude to the huge congregation that attended the fiesta, before rewarding choir director Wellington Kwenda with a vehicle for his immense contribution to the group’s success.

“Kwenda has been working hard for the group to get it where it is right now, so I have decided to give him a vehicle that will help him carry on with his duties,” he said.

The colourful event that kicked off on Friday saw an array of musicians and music groups including Pastor G, Vabati VaJehovah, Lawrence Haisa, Celebration Choir, United Family International Church Choir, Mathias Mhere, Pianos Jaravaza and Hubert Chigumira performing.

Zimpraise was established in 2006 to unite various denominations in Zimbabwe through song and worship and has so far done eight projects.

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