HARARE – Gospel star Mathias Mhere’s recently-launched album Nguva Yenyasha has set the country alight with the track Number Busy proving to be the favourite of many.
Mhere, who was propelled to fame by his blockbuster album Anoita Minana, told the Daily News yesterday that the track touches on the underlying basis of Christianity.
“The song says people fail to get answers to their prayers because they don’t confess their sins first,” said the 25-year-old Gutu-born artiste.
“Trying to pray without confessing sins is just like trying to call a number which is continually busy. God’s number will remain unreachable until you confess your sins.”
The Favour hit-maker says he has been humbled by the way gospel fans have warmed up to his new album.
“My fans say my latest offering has a message which is relevant for this day and age. We are living in a world full of challenges and tribulations.
“Nguva Yenyasha is pregnant with answers to these challenges,” said Mhere.
Other songs on Mhere’s album are Ziya Rangu, Idya Tafura, Zino Irema, Mhandu Yedu, Peter Peter, Pamazuva Angu and Mutsvene Mutsvene.
Mhere’s album launch last week at the Jameson Hotel was graced by Tourism and Hospitality minister Walter Mzembi who was the guest of honour and parliamentarians Nelson Chamisa and Joseph Chinotimba.
Mhere burst into the music industry as a vocalist for a Gweru-based group Rock of Ages before moving to Harare in 2007.
In 2007 he engaged producer and ex-Black Spirits lead guitarist Clive Mono Mkundu to produce his debut album Tinoda Nyasha which received a muted response on the market.
Two years ago Mhere sought the assistance of producer Lyton Ngolomi and his wife Bethen Pasinawako-Ngolomi on his hugely successful album Anoita Minana.