JAH PRAYZAH LAUNCHES FOURTH ALBUM
Talented contemporary reggae crooner Jah Prayzah launched his fourth album, Tsviriyo, at a colourful event at Jazz 105 on Wednesday night.
The album launch, hosted by Jive Zimbabwe, Jazz 105 and Chipaz Promotions attracted the who is who in politics, business and the arts industry, with likes of flamboyant businessman Phillip Chiyangwa, Youth Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority boss Karikoga Kaseke, Zanu PF’s Tendai Savanhu, Retired Major Anyway Mutambudzi, who represented Information minister Webster Shamu, businessman and musician Energy Mutodi and Diamond Studios director Steady Munyanyi, among many other guests. Musicians Peter Moyo, Romeo Gasa, Edith WeUtonga, Kapfupi, Alexio Kawara, Trevor Dongo and Progress Chipfumo were also in attendance to support their colleague.
Retired Major Mutambudzi, who spoke on behalf of the Special Guest Media and Information Minister Webster Shamu said Jah Prayzah had shown maturity on his album.
“The album demonstrates how Jah Prayzah’s music has matured with each production. His lyrics are poetic and rich in messages touching on important aspects of society.
“The instrumental part of the production is not monotonous showing on each song a high degree of creativity and innovativeness,’’ he said.
Tsviriyo is a 10 track social commentary album and it features the Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi on the track sisiriya, with talented guitarist Progress Chipfumo on the track yambuka kurova. This is not the first time Jah Prayzah has made collaborations with other musicians, he was featured on Jean Masters last album and also recently by Suluman Chimbetu on the hit song Sean Timba.
It is his superb vocal prowess that has made him one of Zimbabwe’s hottest properties in as far as local music is concerned.
The gochi-gochi hitmaker belted other tracks from his new album the album much to the delight of fans.
The main highlight of the night came when musician and businessman Energy ‘Tatu Muluba’ Mutodi when he pledged to buy the new CD for $1000, but he was outdone by maverick businessman Phillip Chiyangwa who raised the stakes to $12 000 for the CD.
Tsviriyo is Jah Prayzah’s fourth album after the release of “Rudo Nerunyararo”, “Sungano Yerudo” and “Ngwarira Kuparara” recorded at Diamond Studios. The album also carries tracks such as Vana Muchimana, Machembere, Mwanasikana, Sunga, Rufaro, Ngoda and Tsamba.
Jah Prayzah expressed gratitude to the support he got from business, government, other musicians, Jive Zimbabwe, his fans and gave special mention to his parents who were also in attendance. Jive Zimbabwe has always been at the forefront in supporting local musicians, last year the online music company launched Jean Masters album, Misi haifanane and the popular hit album Syllabus by Dendera prodigy Suluman Chimbetu.-jivezimbabwe.com
Jazz 105 hosts ‘Birthday Bash’ for Jah Prayzah
Four years have barely passed after he stormed Zimbabwe’s mainstream music scene, but talented contemporary reggae musician Jah Prayzah — real name Mukudzei Mukombe — is already a household name at such a youthful age.
He has rubbed shoulders with some of the country’s top musicians among them Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Leonard Zhakata and Suluman Chimbetu, among others, a feat seldom achieved by his compatriots.
Now at the age of 25, music promoters have decided to honour him for his contribution to the music industry in the short time that he has been around.
And what a better way of doing it than organising a birthday bash for Jay Prayzah thus giving his legion of fans a chance to celebrate together with their favourite musician.
Music promoters Chipaz Promotions in conjunction with Jazz 105 hosted the birthday commemoration for the artiste’s 25th birthday dubbed “Jah Prayzah Birthday Bash” at Jazz 105 in Harare on Friday.