|Boys of Thunder going places|
|Wednesday, 30 May 2012 00:00|
Some youthful Christian musical groups in Zimbabwe are showing a lot of maturity by venturing into different profitable businesses which have given them survival and growth within the gospel music sector. One such group, the Boys of Thunder, comprised of 20 youthful members mainly from the
Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, is showing phenomenal progress within gospel music through such projects as disco hiring, video filming and editing, bridal steps coaching, selling T-shirts among others.
In an interview, Boys of Thunder secretary- general Dick Mukonori said his group was growing adding that the income-generating projects they were undertaking aimed at funding their music as well as providing income for their group members.
“Our other projects include doing wedding photos, video filming and editing, disco hiring and interior decor and designing. We are also aiming to do graphic designing soon,” said Dick Mukonori.
“The Boys of Thunder Academy that we wish to establish is only a vision that we have as a group. We are yet to develop the idea and also to decide which courses the academy would provide,” said Mukonori.
Apart from business, Boys of Thunder has sunk roots in gospel music, managing to record five albums since its inception in 2007. Having begun as members of the Greater Kuwadzana Circuit of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, Dick and his friends realised their music calling and decided to form the group Boys of Thunder.
“Boys of Thunder” described the nature of their music which he defined as having the impact of thunder due to its spiritual meaning.
Dick said gospel music gave his group an opportunity as Christian youths to preach the word of God through music.
So far Boys of Thunder have gained exposure through performing with household names in gospel music such as Pastor and Mai Charamba, Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave and Kudzi Nyakudya.
In May last year, Boys of Thunder were invited to entertain participants at an event titled “The Decade of Action for Road Safety” hosted by Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe at the Harare International Conference Centre.