Manyowa to release album

GOSPEL songbird, Elizabeth Manyowa is set to release her fourth album, Mazuva Okuipa, at Star FM in Harare on April 28.


Manyowa told NewsDay Life & Style that she had partnered the local radio station to reach a wider audience.

“Preparations of the launch are at an advanced stage and we are working with the local radio station for the live broadcast of the launch. Invited guests will be in the auditorium,” she said.

“We opted for this venue because we want to ensure that we reach out to those at home on the particular day of the launch and we felt the station will do justice to the many listeners across the country.”

She described the album as “a master-piece” with six tracks that she believed will impact the listeners.

Manyowa said the title, which loosely means “evil days” was a reflection of the contemporary age dominated by wickedness.

“I was meditating on the word of God from Matthew 24 and I realised we are living in such days of too much iniquity. Hunger is everywhere and a lot of evil is happening around the world,” she said.

Manyowa, who had taken a nine-year break from the music industry to focus on family, promised her fans a new dimension in gospel music as she has roped in gospel music diva, Rumbi Zvirikuzhe, on the album.

Recorded at Pakare Paye Studios, the album features hit songs from her past albums Tsvakai Jehovah (1998) and Ndauya (2009).

Manyowa, who received mentorship from top gospel songbirds from yesteryear, Carol Mujokoro and Ivy Kombo, has recorded three albums in her music career.