Minister Rumbie to ‘warm’ Scotland
Tafadzwa Zimoyo in the United Kingdom
SCOTLAND is notorious for its brutal winters where temperatures plummet, snow blankets the land and outdoor activity is restricted.
But the show must go on.
Seasoned gospel songstress Minister Rumbie, real name Rumbidzai Munyuni, is staging a show in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dubbed the “Worship Lounge” presented by Temple Praise, the event is set for tomorrow at Central Hall which will see Minister Rumbie headlining the act supported by Minister Micheal Mahendere, Mellisa Makwasha, Minister Ellard and Sharon Cherayi, Tinayeh, Shepard and Loveness Mukutirwa among others.
The event is a family show and will last six hours. Hosted by comedian Nigel Slick Pastor, the show was inspired by the love to unite people with one goal.
“Worship Lounge is inspired by the idea of bringing musicians together into a circle of togetherness, like a family home setting scenario,” Minister Rumbie said.
“People should be able to minister and fellowship in praise and worship songs. That way we can bring and build a culture of families coming together and praising His name.” Minister Rumbie, who started singing at a tender age in church, has never looked back.
“I have always loved to sing, since a young age in my local church, and that has enabled me to grow in confidence until I was able to do my first recording and now I have 2 albums. “I also got assisted by other musicians, promoters already within the industry for which I’m grateful.
“In my music journey I have collaborated with the likes of Minister Mahendere, Sir Benjamin, Jonah Chivasa and Minister Loveness Mukutirwa.
“These artistes have been pillars and a great help to me as a person and as an artiste,” she said.
The bubbly singer said she was excited to be part of the Zimpraise Legacy family.
“They have given me many platforms to minister, thanks to my producer, Joseph Madziyire. “All in all my journey is one where I work hard to be where l am and grateful to the support system around me.”
Asked how the music has been received, Minister Rumbie said she is happy with the response from fans.
“For me it’s a mixed feeling. You have fans and general people excited about your music, pointing out that they are being blessed,” she said.
“However, I think music marketing has changed a lot and the way we judge the impact of our music is now done through socials such as Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
“The problem is some of our people don’t seem to subscribe that much. So it’s difficult to tell, but we are hearing a lot of positive feedback.” Minister Rumbie also bemoaned the lack of access to airplay back home.
“We also want equal share on airplay and promoters should give us shows as this helps our genre of music to progress rather than having the same acts all the time,” said Minister Rumbie. She cited the likes of Minister Michael Mahendere, Ntokozo Mbambo, and Tasha Cobbs as her role models.
“They are talented musicians who have made significant contributions to the music industry. Through their powerful vocals and uplifting music, they have inspired me, and their success showcases the possibility of following my many dreams while staying true to my vision and values.”