CHITUNGWIZA gospel musician and producer Tamuka Marodza, who had taken a decade-long break from music to pursue other commitments is set to bounce back with a new album.
BY ADMIRE JAMU-MLAMBO
Marodza said he had taken time off music to focus on family responsibilities, pastoral ministry and some business ventures over the last 12 years.
The musician announced his return with his fifth album titled Nokutenda, which he said was a special dedication to his child.
“It is not that I have left music at all, but I have three albums awaiting release. Anytime from now I am set to drop my new album titled Nokutenda with eight tracks,” Marodza said.
“If you notice all my previous albums, I have been giving them names of my children. I do so to show the love that I have towards my children.”
The tracks on the new offering — which follows his last release in 2008 titled Nyasha — are Hamundisiye, Ndinovimba naJesu, Spiritual Order, NdiJesu, Ringa Mberi, Shamwari Yakanaka, Zvisikwa ZvaJehovha and Ndazvipira.
“A lot has been happening and is still happening. I got married at a very tender age, so as I grew up and life unfolding some realities of it made me consider doing other options to look after the family and eventually support the music ministry. I do other things to bring food on the table. I make children’s clothing and sell,” Marodza said.
The Light of the World frontman warned against the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives, while infecting millions. He urged the people to be on the lookout.
“Coronavirus is real, we need to maintain social distance, wear masks in public places, regularly wash our hands with soap under running water and avoid touching our faces. Let’s also not spread false news about COVID-19. Above all, let’s keep on praying to God so that he helps us to deal with this pandemic. Play your part and let God do the rest,” he said.
Marodza, who honed his music skills through Charles Charamba’s Fishers of Men, has four other albums under his belt, Jesu Chete (2001), Usatya (2002), Kudakwashe (2004) and Nyasha (2008).