27 August 2008

Zimbabwe: Pasinawako's Latest Album Anotida Set for Release

Harare — Gospel sensation Bethany Pasinawako has revealed that her much-awaited new album will be released this week.

The recording, which is titled Anotida, becomes the second album of the gospel songbird who became famous with her first release Aripo.

The new album will have 12 tracks including songs like Donhodzo, Gundawakunda, Ndichararama, Famba Zvakanaka and Close To You.

Bethany expects her second do well and even eclipse the heights reached by her debut release.

"I expect Anotida to do better than Aripo. It took me more than three years to arrange the songs and this time I'm more mature and did my work more carefully than last time when I was still young and too excited.

"I expect Donhodzo to become a hit song more like or even better than Ndinzverei from my previous album," she said.

Bethany said the album's main theme is perseverance and trust in God.

"The time will come when God will show His mercy upon us and that is what I sing about in Donhodzo. Famba Zvakanaka is a sad song. It shows that the album is about sadness and happiness unlike last time when I concentrated more on hardships faced by people but now I have decided to mix the themes," she said.

She also revealed that the album was highly unlikely to be marketed by Metro Studios, pointing out she was in the process of trying use a new company.

Besides, she also plans to open her own studio soon.

"I expect to open my own studio soon and from there on I will be marketing all of my forthcoming albums on my own.

"The company that is likely to market this new album for me is called Clear Sounds Music," she said.

Anotida was launched at a private function at a local hotel over the weekend. Bethany wrote all the songs on the album with the help of her producer MacDonald Chidavaenzi.

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