The Herald (Harare)

17 February 2012

Zimbabwe: Chawapiwa's Album Launch on Tonight

All is set for the launch of Tsitsi Chawapiwa's second album, "Tendeuka", to be held at the Anglican Cathedral tonight. Tsitsi said she was hoping for a big turnout. Minister of Media, Information and Publicity Cde Webster Shamu is expected to be the guest of honour.

"There was confusion last week after some people thought it (the launch) was on February 10.

"However, we have since corrected the mishap and we are hoping that a lot of people will turn up to grace the event," she said.

"Tendeuka" has 10 tracks and gospel enthusiasts should look forward to enthralling songs like "Zimbabwe", which encourages people to love their country, unite in praising the wealth that God provides for the nation.

The song has been receiving a considerable amount of airplay on local radio stations.

The 29-year-old mother of one says she draws her inspiration from an array of local and international musicians who sing different genres.

"I draw my inspiration from a number of artistes especially gospel musicians. Listening to their music, I am able to measure my strengths and weaknesses.

"Music is my passion so do not be surprised to see me singing urban grooves or any other music genre in future, but for now I am concentrating on gospel," she said.

Like most gospel artistes, Tsitsi cut her gospel teeth at the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM).

She started singing at Murape Secondary School in Seke, where she was the chairperson of the Scripture Union.

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