Jah Prayzah tries to define genre

Mukudzei “Jah Prayzah” Mukombe

Mukudzei “Jah Prayzah” Mukombe

Courage Musariri Entertainment Reporter
MUKUDZEI “Jah Prayzah” Mukombe is still trying to come up with a name for his type music.
Speaking on the sidelines of his performance at the Campus night show on Saturday, Jah Prayzah said even though he has not named his music yet, he will not stop releasing albums as he has a number of songs waiting to be recorded.
“I am still not decided on what to call my music but people are giving it different names which is not a problem. I am working on my next album and I played one of the songs from the album in Bulawayo first. As you saw, people loved the song and all I can say is, it will be a big album and fans should prepare themselves. I have matured as a musician and I keep getting better with each album,” he said.

During his performance, he played a song which he said is titled Makanika. The song depicts a love story between a Zimbabwean girl and a Nigerian guy, who will be pushing the girl to introduce him to her parents.

“Most people are doing this, they tell their loved ones to introduce them to their parents to show that they love them and are serious about the relationship,” said Jah Prayzah.

Before playing the song, he begged fans not to ask for a repeat of the song, but fans could not hide their excitement and begged him to sing it again to which he complied.

As he is known for composing interesting lyrics, the ones on the song proved too juicy for fans who are already looking forward to the album.
“Baba naMai uyu ndimakaninka ndewe kuNigeria kune maNaira, aimbova matanyera akapotswa necholera, akazoenda kuEthopia akarwara nemalaria, akazoenda kuIndia nzara ikamuparira, saka tinaye muno,” he sung.

Jah Prayzah’s music career begun, while he was at school in 2001 and he has risen to prominence with songs such as Gochi Gochi, Maria, Sungano, Cecilia and Tsviriyo, which have made him a household name.

He has never looked back and is regarded as one of this generation’s best musicians. He collaborated with Sulumani Chimbetu on his Sean Timba (Batai Munhu) song as well as with Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and Progress Chipfumo on songs such as Cecelia and Yambuka Rukova on his Tsviriyo album.

To date he has recorded four albums, Rudo Nerunyararo (2009), Sungano Yerudo (2007), Ngwarira Kuparara (2011) Miridzo (2012) and Tsviriyo (2013).

He has a number singles, which have reached fans through piracy.
His song Chirangano Cherudo was voted most popular song, while party anthem Gochi Gochi came second on Radio Zimbabwe Top 50, 2012 competition. His video Maria was voted best on ZBC TV’s shutdown chart show that same year.


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