Jah Prayzah breaking new ground
By Munashe Rungano
Multi award winning contemporary artiste Jah Prayzah’s stock keep rising.
In fact his exploits on the African continent seem to be raging like a wild fire as he has made another break by getting a slot on the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert in Cape Town.
The performance comes after the success of his latest album Mudhara Vachauya with one of the tracks on the album Watora Mari, a duet with Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz reaching over 2 million views on You Tube.
Yet the singer seems to be in cruise control as he slowly penetrates the international music market.
Fresh from bagging the people’s choice award at the Mtv MAMA awards the Tsviriyo hit maker is not looking back as he has caught the attention of the South African Biodiversity Institute for their music fiesta at the Kirsternbosch Botanical Gardens.
The musical extravaganza which only runs on Sunday afternoons will see Jah Prayzah and his Third Generation band serenading revellers for only two hours at the open space gardens.
“Jah Prayzah is a stand out musician who has won numerous awards, who has also toured extensively around and outside the continent so we are happy to host him and appeal to music fanatics not to miss his Cape Town live act for anything,” said the event handlers on their website.
The Kumbumura Mhute singer also seems to have shrugged off the Gonyeti controversy that saw his image being dented by allegations of sexually abusing his former dancer.
The singer has apparently accomplished his goal as he declared before the release of Mudhara Vachauya that the album would be his gateway into the international market.
Kirstenbosch Summer Concert is an annual event held annually in Cape Town as part of the South African government initiative to promote tourism in the city through music. Mostly it has been graced by Mzansi’s music groups namely the Freshly Ground, Parletones and Mi Casa among others.