Gospel stars to tour UK

HARARE - Zimbabwean gospel music stars Mechanic Manyeruke, Mathias Mhere and Bethany Pasinawako will make a two-show tour of the United Kingdom (UK) in December.

The three gospel artistes will share the stage with UK-based Timothy Ngwenya and Rhoda “Mai Tongogara” Masawi at the second edition of the annual Explosion of Praise Concert which will take place at the Salvation Army Church in Leicester on December 9 before moving to the International Life Centre in Wolverhampton a day later.

Explosion of Praise founder Tongogara told the Daily News yesterday that the event was created to unite gospel musicians in Zimbabwe and the Diaspora.

“The first annual Explosion of Praise Concert was held last year in Manchester .I performed alongside Reverend Chivaviro and several UK-based artistes who included, Kingdom Praise, Timothy Ngwenya, Linda Chikomo and Marty Makoni,” said Tongogara.

The Explosion of Praise founder, whose 2014 debut album featured Mathias Mhere, has just completed her second album.

“In July this year I recorded my third album which features Bethany Pasinawako which I will be launching officially on December 10,” said Tongogara.

Pasinawako, who will be touring the UK for the first, is looking forward to performing alongside Tongogara, Mhere and gospel veteran Manyeruke.

“I collaborated with Mai Tongogara and we will definitely perform our duet. I am promising my fans in the UK a day to remember, a day filled with heavenly Joy. I will also take the opportunity to shoot some videos while there,” said the Ndinzverei hit-maker.

As for Mhere, the tour will present an opportunity for him to promote his latest album and DVD.

“It is yet another chance for us to go and preach the word outside. I will also be promoting my latest album Double Double as well the Double Double DVD.

“I am also looking forward to performing on stage with Bethany. This important for me because I will be working with her on my next project,” he said.

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