Jah Prayzah, will launch his seventh album, Mdhara Vachauya, at the Harare International Conference Centre, before he takes it to Bulawayo the following day for another launch at the Large City Hall.
The Harare launch will see the highflying musician perform some tracks from the new album, as he shares the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi, Willom Tight and Sam Dondo, while Winky D, Jeys Marabini and Cal_Vin will be the supporting acts in Bulawayo.After tomorrow’s launch, some loyal fans from Harare are set to join Jah Prayzah and his Third Generation band on a road trip to Bulawayo, with stopovers in Chegutu, Kadoma, Kwekwe and Gweru.
On the album, Jah Prayzah, who is affectionately known by his legion of fans as Musoja (Soldier) after his signature military regalia, has collaborated with Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz on the song titled Watora Mari. Some of the songs on the album include Mdhara Vachauya, Hosana, Watora Mari, Tsotsi, Jenny, Goto, Kurumidza, Ndide Ndikude, Mbembe and In the Ghetto.The Uzumbabred musician started off from humble beginnings and rose to fame after recording the album Tsviriyo in 2013. Jive Zimbabwe boss, Benjamin Nyandoro, who is handling the marketing of the album, told NewsDay that tickets for the launch went on sale yesterday and were selling fast.
Lucky fans stand a chance to win big, a Toyota Vitz (new shape), fridges and television sets for buying the launch tickets in Harare or Bulawayo, which are selling at $10 general entry and $20 VIP at Coloursel Furnitures, Joina City, Montagu, Newlands Shops, OK Marimba and First Street in Harare, among other points,” he said. Nyandoro assured fans that the album will be readily available, as they have an inhouse production and manufacturing facility.“We have several partnership deals that will see the album being readily available in all the country’s 10 provinces. All Coloursel Furniture shops across the country will also serve as both retail and wholesale outlets for the CDs,” he said.
On Friday (tomorrow), which is the night of the launch, we have facilitated that some retailers can collect the CDs from Coloursel Furniture shops across the country for $0,75 each. They can make a payment plan, if they are not able to pay for all their merchandise at once.” Nyandoro encouraged the public to buy original CDs, saying they have made sure the album will be readily available at $1.“We have a team of 100 people that will be joining the road trip on Saturday in every town along the way to Bulawayo, selling the CDs at $1,” he said.
Nyandoro said they have taken into consideration the current cash shortages being experienced by many in the country, allowing the fans to use plastic money, as they would provide electronic cash transfer systems.Jah Prayzah and part of his Third Generation band arrived in the country yesterday from a threeday tour of the United States that saw them performing in Indiana, Dallas and Washington DC before proceeding to Canada. Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mushapaidze said: “The tour went well and the responses we got have proved that our brand is growing. We are happy with the support from all the shows.