Charambas go 'fishing' in Cape Town

HARARE - Celebrated gospel couple Pastor Charles and Olivia Charamba will lead the Fishers of Men once again as they go “fishing” in South African waters.

The power couple will perform in Cape Town tomorrow, and this is the second time this year that they have been invited to perform there.

Charamba (Charles) said: “We have managed to build a huge fan base in Cape Town, hence the demand for us to perform there.

“We are travelling with the full band for a single concert on Saturday.

“There are promoters there whom we are closely working with for these Cape Town events and we are happy that they are doing very well.

“This is, however, a different promoter from the one who engaged us the last time.”

The gospel star said audiences in Cape Town always vary, but Zimbabweans and South African outnumber other nationals.

“As you know, our albums are being sold in South Africa, so we have fans there that support us as they are accustomed to our music. South Africa is a big market and we are happy to have made inroads there.”

Charamba said this year has been a busy year for them as they have performed around the country, in Binga, Victoria Falls, Hwange among several interesting engagements.

“While all the other venues recorded maximum audiences, Harare seems to lag behind in terms of high attendances. I do not know why, but we have recorded full houses everywhere we travelled.

“Even without maximum audiences, we still feel Harare is a big market that we will improve on, in terms of marketing and publicising our concerts.”

The Charambas finally released their long-awaited album WeNazareta this year which was recorded at Studio Fishers of Men and mastered by music producer Bothwell Nyamhondera.

“He is a renowned producer with an ear for the local sound and his contribution is felt throughout the 10 songs.”

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

“The message is meant to teach and point the way to life, the way to the Almighty.”

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

Charles and Olivia are currently associate pastors at AFM Ebenezer in Borrowdale where they minister word at the Church.

They also sing at church conferences when time allows.

The couple was appointed Traffic Safety Ambassadors in 2012.

“Our main preoccupation is raising awareness on matters to do with traffic safety.

“We have sung about such matters and we are going to release other songs on the subject soon. We occasionally partner the Traffic Council of Zimbabwe in a number of activities.”

Speaking earlier to the Daily News, Olivia Charamba said they are involved in fund-raising for different charities across the country.

“We are a body of Christ so we help whenever we can. We complement whatever the other churches will be doing to help them as well.”

The couple has raised funds for the Methodist Church in Dzivaresekwa 1, Marambi Society from Mbare who wanted to fund-raise money for a building and the AFM Church where they fund-raised to build a conference centre.

“We normally hold these fund-raising shows when we are not doing our normal shows,” she added.

Fishers of Men include both full timers and members who participate on a part time basis.

“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. 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 backing vocalists.

Other members include Lyton Saizi, Gloria Gasani and Collen Chipomho among others.”


Comments (1)

i like to thank you for the song you released recently tittled dzingorinyasha kuwana anokuchengeta

lovemore Mashangana - 21 November 2014

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