Due to Covid-19 pandemic which has restricted gatherings, most artistes have resorted to launching their albums virtually and it is a success to some while others still struggling to earns meet. That was the case yesterday when contemporary musician Jah Prayzer released his album “Gwara”.
The album has 16 songs which include “Ndichiyamwa”, “Mhaka”, “Ndodzungaira”, “Nyeredzi”, “Murder” and “Takarasima, among others which have been generally appreciated on social media.
The songs range from traditional music, love medleys, dance party songs and inspirational message on staying on the right path.
The audio album was launched as part of birthday gift to his fans.
The “Svovi Yangu” musician who turned 34 years, recently said that; “It is very hard, with the current situation now to release an album virtually without fans.
“It pains me most. Our energy we feed on stage comes from fans. A concert is what brings life to us, but however we have adapted to the current situation,” he said on social media.
He said the album is free for everyone to download.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“We have worked with Gateway Stream Music to make this album downloadable for Zimbabweans,” said Jah Prayzah.
The musician said on July 9 there will be releasing visuals on the same platform.
“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,” he said.
So far Gwara has received overwhelming responses from fans who took to Instagram to praise the artiste.
Is it not too early to judge the album or just because it is Jah Prayzah, some already have the love for him. For his best fans, anything goes.
The Gateway Stream Music web and mobile application is a music platform that is built for both content producers and users. Gateway Stream Music application was overwhelmed to almost collapse until eventually, they managed to upload, much to the glee of the fans.
Next week, the musician is expected to launch a virtual performance of the album as announced before which will continue to promote the album.