Susan Nyabunze Herald Reporter
The two songs written by Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo for his daughter Lungile’s wedding to Tafadzwa Wakatama on Saturday have caused a stir, with many asking where they could buy copies.
The bridal party entered the reception at Rain Tree Gardens in Umwinsdale to the sound of “This is Your Day”, a celebration of two lives taking one path.
Prof Moyo went on to perform live on stage another song dedicated to Lungile titled “It’s Been a Privilege Raising You”, much to applause of guests who were mesmerised by the minister’s guitar strumming skills and vocal abilities.
ZBC viewers got a glimpse of the performance on the national broadcaster’s Sunday Edition main news bulletin.
While “This is Your Day” was recorded, “It’s Been a Privilege Raising You” was a surprise dedication for the bride.
Listen to the song below:
Guests received their copies of “This is Your Day”, which is now in demand, with a number of people yesterday inquiring from The Herald where to get some copies. The song is ideal for newly-weds, married couples, lovers and for any other celebration as it has an upbeat tempo.
Composed by Prof Moyo, vocals to “This is Your Day” were provided by popular diva Diana Samkange and award winning artiste Eric Moyo.
The two displayed their acclaimed expertise with smooth vocals. Matthew Ngorima played the lead and acoustic guitars, while well-established bassist Enoch Piroro played the bass guitar. Othnell Mangoma Moyo was on percussion, while Gustav Smythe and Jairos Hambahamba featured on keyboards.
The song was produced by John Ndlovu under Sunshine Music Production.
“This is Your Day” made headlines not only because of its great sound quality, but also the significance of its lyrics.
In the first verse, Prof Moyo expresses pride and joy over the marriage of his daughter. He does not only express his own happiness, but also mentions the joy the wedding brought to the family and their neighbourhood.
In the second verse, he acknowledges the Lord God’s authority since He is the one who has the power to bind the union which no man would put apart.
The last verse advises the newlyweds to cherish their vows and show their love for each other throughout their lives.
The music is a fusion of Afro-jazz, pop and folk and rhythm and blues.