MUTARE-BASED gospel musician Blessing Shumba said he has resorted to live recording.

The musician, who has done digital recording for his three albums, said he has resorted to live recording.

In an interview, Shumba said he is now working on his fifth album adding that live instruments are vital in inspiring the lives of people.

“Even if we read in the bible music was used to boost the moral and as gospel musicians we should do our best so that people get inspired by our lyrics,” he said.

He said on the live instrument he will include  acoustic guitar.

“As artists we grow adding a number of things to our music and for our coming album we will be adding acoustic guitar to it,” said Shumba.

He said he was working on a DVD for his latest album “Ndijesu” that will be released in March.

The musician said he was not competing with anyone but to preach the word of God.

“In most cases people would want to compare artistes, especially gospel, but we are just preachers,” he said.

The musician gave a well polished act at the show held over the weekend at Max Village where more than 400 people attended.

Songs from his new album including “Nyaradzai Vanhu”, “Kutenda Chii?”, “Chimwe ne Chimwe” and “Usachema-chema” are popular among his fans.

The musician almost turned the event into a church service as he preached before he performed the songs.

Shumba, who rose to stardom after the release of his debut album “Ishe Wazvose” in 2008, has four albums up his sleeve.

He became a force to reckon with on the local showbiz circuit in 2011 after his song “Mufaro” from the award-winning album “NdiMwari” that was number two on Radio Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Pimped Up and Ride Top 50.