The music career of Pastors Charles and Olivia Charamba is reportedly at risk as the duo now concentrates more on its fast-growing church, Rooted in Christ Ministries.
The Charambas formed the church in October last year after leaving the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM), in which they had ministered as pastors for two decades. The Sunday Mail reports that the church is growing faster than they had anticipated and now requires more of their attention.
It is said that the church which is stationed at David Livingstone Primary School was previously holding services at the Zimbabwe College of Music and Ambassador Hotel before the congregation outgrew those venues.
Speaking to The Sunday Mail Society, Pastor Charamba said:
Apart from music and church, we have other responsibilities that include goodwill-ambassadorial duties, board membership, parental, music lectures and mentorship programmes. Some responsibilities come with age, some are inevitably brought about by our experience and stay in the arts sector.
We have not taken leave, but just minimised the number of public performances. Live concerts can be so consuming such that you can lose track of time. We have been immersed in them since 1997. By 1999 we got on a musical roller-coaster and went overdrive in 2001 until recent months.
Pastor Charamba further said that they take this “break” to be with their children. He added that the economic crisis is also compelling them to take a retreating role since they do not want to take the little their fans have.
More: The Sunday Mail
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