Award-winning musician Jah Prayzah celebrated his 34th birthday on Sunday with the release of his 10th album Gwara. “Gwara” loosely translates to “pathway” in the Shona language.
The 16 track album was released on Sunday on the Gateway Stream Music application and is yet to be made available on other music streaming sites.
The 16 tracks on the album are; Mbwende, Gone, Mhondoro, Nherera, Chimwe neChimwe, Chigaro Chehushe, Umhandara, Gwara, Ndichiyamwa, Mhaka, Boi Boi, Ndodzungaira, Nyeredzi, Murder, Takarasima, Bvumbamira.
Speaking about the album, Jah Prayzah said it was not the ideal scenario to launch the album without his fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said on social media:
It pains me most. Our energy, which we feed on stage comes from fans. A concert is what brings life to us, but however, we have adapted to the current situation.
The musician said the album is available on the Gateway Stream Music platform is free for everyone to download. He said:
The album will be uploaded and it will be free. This is a gift for my fans, I love my fans and it is for free they can download it. It took me a year to create this album.
I chose to launch it on Gateway Stream Music which is our local social media platform just like YouTube. A person can stream content and download it.
We have worked with Gateway Stream Music to make this album downloadable for Zimbabweans.
We are having a virtual live streaming show on July 9, exclusively on the Gateway Stream Music App.
This is a virtual show with no live audience, you can all watch from the comfort of your homes. We do not want to break the COVID-19 regulations, as we are still in lockdown.
I can only say, be ready to be blown away by the new album on Sunday and the virtual live streaming show on Friday 9 July.