Blessing Shumba rules the roost

BLESSING SHUMBA

BLESSING SHUMBA

Arts Correspondent
Mutare-based gospel singer Blessing Shumba emerged the winner of Radio Zimbabwe Coca- Cola Top 50 competition that was held on New Year’s Eve.

Shumba released his album “NdiJesu” that dominated the charts throughout the year.

“Chimwe neChimwe” was on number one while sungura musician Simon Mutambi’s song “Mukadzi Akanaka” was on number two and “Ebenezer” from Rev Chivaviro was third. For their success, Shumba took home $1 200, while Mutambi walked away $800 and Chivaviro pocketed $500.

Shumba yesterday said he was happy that people love the word of God.

“The win has shown that people love God and that gives us the strength to keep on working hard,” he said.

For him the issue was not about being the best musician but that people listen to the word he sings.

Several music lovers took to several social media platforms to congratulate the musician.

Mutambi was a happy man saying last year was a year of results for him.

“That is the same year when prominent businessperson and music patron Regis Munenzva opted to assist me in my career. Having our song on second position on the charts that feature so many big artistes is encouraging,” he said.

The Cobra Kings frontman thanked his fans for voting in numbers. Chivaviro, whose song “Ebenezer”, has topped different charts is a happy man after taking the third position. “We say Ebenezer because the song has topped the charts and we are happy about the development,” he said.

Organisers said those who correctly predicted the outcome will win different prizes that include television sets, cellphones and hampers.

Delta Beverages, through the Coca-Cola brand, also sponsored ZTV Top 50 videos charts for 2015 where local artistes competed with international stars for top slots.

“See You Again” by Whiz Khalifa (featuring Charlie Puth) led the charts, on number two was local video “Chiramu” from Winky D while Roki and Ex-Q’s “Alleluya” was on third position.

Roberto’s “Amarula” and “African Girl” by Trevor Dongo were on fourth and fifth positions respectively. The slots in both competitions were determined by votes from fans.

 

COCA-COLA RADIO ZIMBABWE

TOP 50 2015

1 Chimwe Nechimwe — Blessing Shumba

2 Mukadzi Akanaka — Simon Mutambi

3 Ebenezer — Rev Chavaviro

4 Nyuchi — Suluman Chimbetu

5 Handichada Nhamo — Soul Jah Love

6 Eriza — Jah Prayzah

7 Gumbo Mudoro — Nox Ft Jah Prayzah

8 Mwari Vanogona — Nicholas Zakaria

9 Dzinga Hwema — Oliver Mtukudzi

10 Ziya Ndanduwe — Varumbidzi

11 Kukosha Kwechikorobho — Killer T

12 Tirivatadzi — Sifeliliswe Sumba

13 Phone — Sulumani Chimbetu

14 Tambai Mambo — Paradzai Mesi

15 Mugamuchire — Charles Charamba

16 Zodzo — Trymore Bande

17 Unconqurable — Dr Tawanda

18 Chinamira — Jah Prayzah

19 Bhozhongora — J Muchini

20 Samasimba — Peter Moyo

21 Turura — Vatumwa Vamwari

22 Shumaya — Trademark

23 Mpalakazi — Clement Magwaza

24 Nyunyuto — Robert Jackson

25 Munana Wekutanga — Diva Mafunga

26 Sadza Nezondo — Kapfupi

27 Sabela — Chase Skuza

28 Sthandwa — Dereck Mpofu

29 Mhiko — Vadzidzi Vokutanga

30 Ndoenda — Jah Prayzah

31 Tivarire Denga — C Chaminuka

32 Mumoyo — Michael Mahendere

33 Makandirera — Fungisai

34 Shasha Yerudo — Obvious Mutanhi

35 Jack — Mandmine Madongonda

36 Nguye Lona — Professor

37 Mutendi — Mai Mapfumai

38 Tchelete — Davido

39 Aids Iyabulala — K Ncube

40 Danai Ndidaire — Chiyedza Chavatendi

41 Nzira — Costa Songo

42 Anodonha Pwere — Rameas Tafireyi

43 Your Woman Your Flower —

Richard Sakala

44 Chenga Ose — B Chinyanga

45 Insimu Enge — Big 5

46 Ndinomutenda — Kubata Kwevapostori

47 Vakadzi Makawoma — Romeo Gasa

48 Pakadoma — Mark Ngwazi

49 Impendulo — Ndolwane Super Sounds

50 Baba — Vee

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