Rumbie’s second coming
Zimbabwean singer Rumbie Zvirikuzhe first performed in the country in June this year when she spiced up local gospel artist Thoko Suya’s Adzandinyamula launch.
Rumbie was in the world of her own during the launch in Blantyre where she put up a splendid performance impressing many people.
She offered the best and now she is back in the country and this time around holding her own concert at Robin’s Park in Blantyre on Sunday.
The singer will perform in the country with her group known as The Ascents and has since promised to continue from where she left off during her first outing.
“I am happy to be back in Malawi, I have fallen in love with Malawi and I should say it here that Malawians are good people. Let me take this opportunity to thank Thoko Suya for helping me out organising this concert,” she said.
Rumbie said she is prepared to offer another good live performance come Sunday and that it is even much better since she is the main headliner.
“I have had massive rehearsals, for those people who missed out in July, this is their chance to sample my live performance and more importantly I am here to minister the word of God. My music is there to give hope to those who are hopeless. My music is there to bring people closer to God,” she said.
The singer said through her performance in Malawi, she is also looking to do collaborations with local gospel artists.
“I have already done a remix of Thoko Suya’s ‘Adzandinyamula,’ song but this is just the beginning, I am looking at doing more collaborations with other gospel artists as part of building a strong bond between Malawi and Zimbabwean artists,” said Rumbie.
She revealed that some of her songs were produced by fellow Zimbabwean musician and producer Tawanda Benson popularly known as Dr Tawanda, who was in the country for performances last month.
“He is a very good producer, he has that groove that many Zimbabwean artists like so I decided to work with him,” said Rumbie.
She has four albums to her credit and they include Mwari Inhare (God Our Shield), Tenzi Chiramba Kusakara (God Eternal), Restoration and Mutsawashe (God’s grace).
Apart from Suya, who called on Malawians to come in large numbers and support the Zimbabwean songstress, other local gospel musicians performing at the concert include Steve Wazisomo Muliya, Allan Chirwa, Ndirande Anglican Voices and Harris Chiwalo.
Suya said there will also be performances from upcoming gospel musicians among them Josephy Chirwa, Brenda Kadam’manja, Chifundo Banda and Dave Mudyanaye.
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