Mhere shows clout

HARARE - Gospel musician Mathias Mhere is happy with the impact of his latest album Double Double which is dominating local gospel charts.

Since the album was launched last year in the capital, it has been well-received by music fans despite the controversy that dogged his previous album Glory To Glory.

The Idya Tafura singer told the Daily News that his latest album has surpassed expectations.

“Apart from the song Double Double, which is topping the Star FM gospel charts, Makorokoza Muchurch is also doing wonders on Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola charts and YA FM.

“It means the album has received overwhelming support from the fans and it also testifies that God is at work. I am also happy because the album is a blessing to many people in the society and it is transforming lives,” claimed the Gutu-born gospel artiste.

Other songs on the 10-track album are;  Nhau YaNoah, Elijah NaMwari, Kesari, Chanza, Simba, Nhava Yebenzi, Jatrofa and Zimbabwe.

Music producers Munyaradzi Viyali, Charles Ayibek and Gibson Makumbe are the producers who contributed to Mhere’s fifth and latest studio album.

Born on June 13, 1988 in Gutu, Mhere came into the music industry as a vocalist for Gweru-based group Rock of Ages before moving to Harare in 2007.

In that same year, he engaged the services of guitarist-cum-producer Clive “Mono” Mkundu to produce his debut album Tinoda Nyasha, in 2008 which failed to make it on the market.

However, through hard work and persistence, Mhere has become a respected name in the gospel music scene and has been a prominent feature at big shows in and outside the country.

Mhere’s other albums are Anoita Minana (2012) and Nguva Yenyasha (2013) both produced by esteemed gospel music producer Lyton Ngolomi.

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