Young Igwe drops DVD

HARARE - Walter Magaya, founder and leader of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries and Kadoma-based music promoter, Cosmos Daka, popularly known as Cossy, sponsored sungura musician Peter Moyo aka Young Igwe’s new DVD album to be released on December 14.

The DVD album titled Mabasa Amwari, which will be launched in Harare at Dandaro Inn, comprises five songs which include his late father’s hit song Zimbabwe.

Moyo told the Daily News yesterday that he has put a lot of effort into this new production. “There is quality in the videos, from the dressing of those taking part in the shoots to the choreography and all this was possible because of Magaya and Cossy who met most of the production costs.”

The sungura singer said since his encounter with Magaya, his life has changed for the better. “He is not just my Prophet, actually he is my father. I have no father to look to and he has been there for me, indeed he is my father because every problem that I have, even a small one, I share it with him and he helps me.

“Equally, Cossy has been helping me in all my artistic endeavours and they are many to mention. As a young artist you need such people, those who can promote you so you are able to implement certain projects which without them would never materialise,” said Peter.

Several musicians have given their support to Young Igwe and he is surprised. “I am surprised by the number of musicians who are supporting me on this particular DVD launch. At times in life you never know that you have so many people, especially musicians who love you.”

He is happy that he has grown a band of loyal fans. “This year, which is coming to an end with this DVD release has been a difficult one — not to me and my band alone but for everyone. But we have managed to sail through the challenges because of the fans who support us even when we do not have a single hit record on the market.”

Peter said next year he would start by releasing a collaborative song after which he will release a full album in April comprising five songs.

“We are already working on our next album and come April, we will be hitting the market. After the release of our debut and DVD album Mushonga Mukuru we have learnt a lot of things in terms of production and marketing.”

The sungura ace said as for this festive season he will be performing around the Midlands. “From December 22 up until January 1, we will be performing around the Midlands. Last year, we spent that time in Harare, but it is different this year.”

The musician said running such a big band has had its challenges but as of now he has trimmed it so it is manageable.

Peter, who is still based in the mining town of Kwe-kwe, said he is still playing football with Yadah Football Club which was this year promoted into the premier league. “I am convinced that come next season I would be fully fit. I got injured while training plus the production of the DVD meant that I had to devote more time there.”

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