Tuku, Chivaviro collaborate

HARARE - South Africa-based gospel artiste Togarepi “Toggy” Chivaviro featured music superstar Oliver Tuku “Mtukudzi” on the remix of his track titled Handinyarare  set to be released tomorrow.

The single, mixed by Blessing Masanga of Artisan Studios and mastered at Kubashe BK studios in Johannesburg, was originally on Chivaviro’s 11th studio album — Mhepo Inoperekedza.

According to Chivaviro, the remix was done at the request of Tuku.

“After listening to the track from the album Mhepo Inoperekedza, baba Mtukudzi just requested to remix the song and add something to it because it was touching him in a special way.

“I could not turn down such a humbling request from a legend like Tuku and I knew God was saying something through him about the song,” said the Ebenezer Tiri Munyasha singer.

Chivaviro added that the remixed Handinyarare track is different from his other songs.

“This track is unique in that it is more of a prayer from a soul that needs to directly address his or her issues to Jesus.

“It also encourages people to rather not sit back and relax in this day of microwave Christianity where people just want easy things coming their way without creating a direct relationship with God,” he said

The new song, according to the gospel star, will be given out for free.

“Initially we wanted to include it on the Maranatha album, but I felt it is a special remix that we want everyone to have access to, therefore we are releasing it as a single to give it that special place and to allow us to give it out for free to our fans via all kinds of media,” Chivaviro said.

The collaboration with Tuku is expected to take Chivaviro’s brand to new heights. His previous albums include Peace, Hope and Love (1999), Power (2000), Best of Rev TT Chivaviro (2006),  The Return (2009), Ishe Taungana (2013) and Ebenezer Tiri Munyasha.

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