Tuku to feature on Mhere's new album

HARARE - Rising gospel musician Mathias Mhere has roped in legendary songmaster — Oliver Mtukudzi — in one of the songs making his new album set for release next year.

Mtukudzi is featured on the song Tsano Handei, an extract from the biblical verse found in the book of Numbers.

Mhere, whose star has been rising since bursting onto the gospel music scene, appears to have set his sights to ride on the prowess and popularity of Tuku who

remains the powerhouse on the local and regional scene.

Tsano Handei was extracted from Numbers 10 where Moses and his brother-in-law Hobab were prominently featured discussing the divine commissioned-journey from Mt Sinai to Canaan.

“Featuring Tuku is a great achievement for me. Mtukudzi is rated among the best musicians in the world hence working with him is a milestone in my career,” Mhere told the Daily News.

“Collaborating with Tuku boosts confidence in rising artistes like me. Tuku only added his voice not the instruments on the album.”

Mtukudzi has been making commendable efforts in propping up young and established artistes in their musical projects.

He has done collaborations with EX Q and Fungisayi Zvakavapano-Mashavave in projects which were well-received by the market.

His involvement with Mhere underlines the growing trend.

Mhere has ditched his controversial producer Lyton Ngolomi on this project which has eight tracks.

The yet-to-be-named album was recorded at the Red Apple, Mhere’s new recording studio.

“I have engaged the services of another producer called Charles Aybek. I am optimistic that the album will send tongues wagging once it hits the market,” said Mhere.

“The album is a piece of serious work of art,” he said.

It is a sequel to the Lyton Ngolomi-produced album Nguva Yenyasha which comprises plug songs such as Ziya Rangu, Idya Tafura, Pamazuva Angu, Mhandu Yako, Number Busy and Mweya Mutsvene among others.

Mhere boasts of two impressive albums under his belt and rose to fame under the shadow of award-winning musician Blessing Shumba.

He started his musical journey in 2005 while in Gweru where he recorded his debut  album Hakuna Anoramba with the group Rock of Ages.

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