Xolisani Nyathi Arts Reporter
Bulawayo star Majahawodwa Ndlovu popularly known in the music circles as Jeys Marabini is set to launch a 12-track album titled “Thula Sana” March 26 at Bulawayo Theatre.
The much anticipated album would contain tracks such as “Africa” that talks about peace and unity amongst Africans, “Diaspora” which is about a person who goes overseas and forgets about his/her family, never calls and “Wanyamalala” amongst other tracks.
In an interview, Marabini said his fans were waiting for an album for a long time.
“I want people to enjoy my music and see for themselves that Jeys keeps his promises because I had promised them an album and yes now am releasing it. I want them to see that I am a serious musician who means business”, Marabini said.
The “Amalungelo” hitmaker said those who will attend the show should expect fireworks as it will be an event to remember.
“People are waiting for this show which happens to be an album launch, it is going to be a special night, a night to remember, my fans should expect the unexpected, this is because the album is very mature, has a message and of cause the good quality sound is amazing.
“Bulawayo must be ready for a big show, there is a rumour that says Bulawayo people do not support their music but I am sure it will be a thing of the past. My manager Kudzi told me that there would be a surprise becasue of the way he is planning it and the show will be out of this world”, he added.
Marabini’s manager, Kudzai Chikomo also confirmed the development saying Jeys has worked hard on this album to prove to his fans that he is still the best.
“The new album is a perfect blend of entrancing Afro centric sounds and heart-warming lyrics, Jeys has worked very hard this time to outdo himself. The album will be available online and selected outlets.
We are busy preparing for the launch now and we are appealing to the corporate world for partnership to make this endeavour a success”, Chikomo said.
Marabini is an Afro-jazz, acapella, traditional and mbube artiste who has seven albums namely “Emarabini” which was released in 2002, “Thuthukani Ngothando” of 2005, “Sounds of Today”, “Jeys Marabini One Time”, “Izenzo”, “Jeys @ 40” and “Silo”