Clash of ‘soldiers’


HARARE – Battle lines have been drawn and guns are ready to fire!

 Jah Prayzah and Sniper Storm also known as The General are set to clash at City Sports bar in Harare on Friday.

This comes a day after their (soldiers) payday — all camps are in high spirits as they are still spending their money.

Both musicians Jah Prayzah whose real name is Mukudzei Mukombe and Sniper Storm whose real name is Donald Chirisa, are known for their captivating and imposing military dress codes.

Speaking to the Daily News The Third Generation front man Jah Prayzah  promised to rock the stage.

“Stage inenge iri fire fire (I will be rocking),” said Jah Prayzah.

The two are clashing for the second time in their careers.

“We first clashed in Gweru at Midlands Hotel this year and this is going to be our second battle,” he said.

Sniper Storm will fire his bullets first and the Third Generation group will perform after him.

“I am sure Sniper who is a friend of mine will curtain raise the show and I will take the opportunity to sample songs from my forthcoming album,” said the towering musician.

Sniper is known for his songs including Hapana Hapana, Mwari Ndibatsirei, Mob Psychology, Love yeMusoja, Porongi and Musikana Haarohwi among others.

In most of his songs, Sniper campaigns against sexual and physical violence against women and children.

The General’s popularity received a boost early this year at the Mavado concert in Harare.

The Hapana Hapana singer literally booted Winky D also known as the Ninja President off the stage.

This happened after Winky D had exceeded his performing time and overlapped into Sniper’s but The General failed to tolerate that.

During that fateful stage performance, Sniper angrily jumped on stage, snatched the microphone from Winky D’s hands and started firing at him.

In his song Hapana Hapana, Sniper said he is a soldier hence he fears nothing. He sang that he is prepared to fight until everything is destroyed.

Jah Prayzah, the Sungano hit maker has performed in the United Kingdom together with Nox Guni.

“A DVD titled Live In UK is in the pipeline and I am expecting it next week,” he said.

Jah Prayzer shot to fame with his all-time hit album Sungano which was released in 2009.

The 25-year-old artiste is nicknamed ‘‘Longman’’ by his fans because of his extraordinary height.

He has released three albums namely Rudo Nerunyararo of 2007, Sungano Yerudo and his latest offering Ngwarira Kuparara of 2011.

Songs expected to make fans crazy include Lisa, Zororo, Chibvumirano, Musango, Nyaya Yerudo, Sorry Mama, Gochi- Gochi, Ndakusuwa and Maria among others.

Both ‘‘soldiers’’ Jah Prayzer and the General are constantly proving to be forces to reckon within in the music industry — mainly owing to their melodious voices that are often irresistible to many music lovers. – Vasco Chaya

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