I’m working on gospel album: Zhakata
Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent
“I am working on a worship album that will be released soon. I feel I have done a good job for my fans and those who appreciate me out there.”
Zora singer Leonard Zhakata is working on a gospel album that will be released soon as part of his efforts to strengthen his relationship with God. This latest development comes barely six months after launching his much hyped album “Mutungadzose”.
His latest album was received with mixed feelings save for the track “Madam Boss” which is receiving good airplay across. The yet to be named album will have six worshipping tracks.
“I am working on a worship album that will be released soon. I feel I have done a good job for my fans and those who appreciate me out there. I feel I now need to thank God on his mercies over my life,” he said. The musician said the album is not intended to boost his pocket neither is it for popularity on his person.
“A lot has been going on in my career including misinterpretation of messages but I am happy that people now understand that I am not a political artiste. For that alone I have every reason to thank God,” he said. A section of music lovers felt betrayed when he joined UFIC church as a pastor but the “Mugove” hit-maker said he was simply serving God.
“There was noise with some people castigating me for that move, there is nothing wrong in me joining a church because I am simply serving the interests of my Creator,” he said.
He said gone were the days when musicians banked on sales but they now need to employ good marketing strategies to be viable.
“We used to live good lives as musicians from music sales but piracy has killed it all. When we release these albums we put a lot of work to market them,” he said. Two years ago Zhakata released an album “Zvangu Zvaita” that did not make an impact on the local scene. However, his loyal fans voted song “Dhonza Makomborero” it to be Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola’s best song.