Kapfupi to release popular gospel hymn  

Vasco Chaya

EPWORTH-based sungura and jiti musician-cum-comedian Freddy Manjalima aka Kapfupi, pictured, will soon release a new gospel track titled Nhoroondo.

The track which is expected on the market next week comes barely a week after gospel musician Mathias Mhere released a song with a similar name and lyrics.
Nhoroondo is a rhythmic traditional gospel song which is popular and sung in many churches.
“I was equally shocked when Mhere released his song as I was in the studio putting final touches to mine. However, there is no way we can delete the song since this is art. Yes, lyrics, meaning and general message are the same,” Kapfupi said.
Several other gospel groups such as Voices of Norton and AFM Greater Harare Praise among others have released their own versions of the traditional song.
“After we launch the single, we will start working on the video. The only challenge we have is lack of funds. Videos need money,” Kapfupi said.
In the song, Kapfupi literally preaches the message of good news, quoting the Bible in the process.
“My job is to give hope to the hopeless society. A lot is happening in our society such as the Covid-19 pandemic which affected people directly and indirectly. Medical practitioners and other professional people have tried their best to curb the problem but above all, God has the final say,” Kapfupi said.
Meanwhile, Mhere’s song has attracted more than 100 000 hits on Youtube.
Kapfupi is the latest musician to join in the Covid-19 fight. Some of the musicians who have released songs of hope during this Covid-19 national lockdown period include Cashmore Muchaonyerwa, Gemma Griffiths, Janet Manyowa and Agartha Murudzwa-Ndembera.

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