Charambas release bumper album

HARARE - Gospel power couple pastors Charles and Olivia Charamba say the collaborative 10-song album they will officially launch at Ster-Kinekor Eastgate will  make a big impact like the Fifa World Cup.

The album, being released four years after the duo last released individual albums, is called WeNazareta.

“Yes, we are finally releasing a new collaborative album, WeNazareta after four years — it is like a World Cup tournament that comes only after four years,” said Pastor Charamba

“There is need for anticipation and the product has to be exciting. It cannot be coming out every day.”

In keeping with tradition, Charamba said the new album is awash with insightful human stories.

“As with all our albums we are always telling new stories. While the stories we have told are many already, this time we are bringing a completely new story line which underlines
the glory of God,” said Charamba.

“Every new song comes from above and this is the way we are being used to communicate the Lord’s message to his flock. We are just vessels and yes, after a four-year voyage we have
finally arrived with the message of hope.”

Unlike in their previous releases, the gospel couple have this time produced a collaborative album comprising duets.

“We decided against singing individually on albums or songs. We sing together throughout the album, save for two songs in which we individually lead although we aid each other with
backing vocals,” said Charamba.

WeNazareta was recorded at Studio Fishers of Men and mastered by renowned music producer Bothwell Nyamhondera.

Charamba expressed his delight to have involved music producer and engineer Nyamhondera on the new album.

“He is the best man for our sound as he has been working with us for several years. He is a renowned producer with an ear for the local sound and his contribution is felt
throughout the album. The sound he has mastered is tight and yes, there will be a lot of surprises oozing from the 10 songs.”

The veteran gospel singer said the aim of the new album is to remind the populace to look to only the true God.

“The message is meant to teach and point the way to life, the way to the Almighty. People should not look elsewhere for salvation, but they should put all their trust in the Lord. That is our message and I hope it will reach audiences far and wide,” said Charamba.

The gospel star said they would be releasing an accompanying DVD album for the new album release.

The power couple last released new albums, Pashoko Pangoma in 2010 and Mai Charamba’s DVD The Gospel released in 2009.

“We will release music in a more frequent way that we did of late. We will continue to engage in capacity-building programmes so as to adapt to the prevailing trends as well as
ensuring sustainability, longevity, and relevance.”

The album release comes ahead of the couple’s tour of Australia in two weeks’ time.

“We decided to launch the album at home first before embarking on an overseas tour. We had to introduce it to our home fans first — they come ahead of everyone else,” said the Machira Chete singer.

Charles and Olivia are currently associate pastors at AFM Ebenezer in Borrowdale where they minister in Word at the Church. They also sing at church conferences when time allows.

Fishers of Men includes both full timers and members who participate on part time bases.

“Michael Anatori, a lead guitarist is the longest serving, having joined in 2000. Unfortunately about four members belonging to the first generation have passed on,” said Charamba.

“Other current members include Victor Paulos- guitar, Darlington Kamuchanyu- bass, Tatenda Masimo- Drums, and a recent graduate Joshua Pereira Jasi. Beverly Chenera and Kudzaishe
Lindiwe Marimo are back vocalists. Other members include Lyton Saizi, Gloria Gasani Collen Chipomho among others.”

Comments (4)

Haiwa Baba namai Charamba munotigonera.nziyo dzamunoimba dzinotiisa pedyo naJehovah .tinotenda

kuda - 26 August 2014

I just want to thank the couple isu zvedu vamwe vanotiswededza panaMwari nyange tisingaende kuchurch

shatrisha - 5 September 2014

tinoda nyasha kubva munziyo dzenyu.....rambai muchitipakurira mutakunanzva nekuramba muchitirovedzera pana Mwari

tsikiks - 8 September 2014

Am a big fan. Cool stuff. Can't wait

Juliet - 18 September 2014

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