According to Newsday, approximately 1, 000 people gathered to witness the launch of the Faith Ministries’ Mbare Community Church’s (MCC) debut album Kingdom Praise Volume 1 last Sunday.
It was all joy and celebration at the event which was graced by the church’s leadership, including African Sun CEO and Faith Ministries’ senior pastor, Shingi Munyeza and popular gospel musicians.
Popular a cappella group Shower Power, who were first on the stage, graced the launch with their voices, evoking God with their version of African doo-woop (a form of a cappella).
“When we began the journey here, we had a lot of issues to deal with in Mbare. Today, I can tell you that there’s a story of Mbare that was not being told but the time has come, this is it,” said Munyeza, quoting a Biblical verse, John 12:24, on why the form of the seed must die to reveal its nature.
Stanley Gwanzura, popularly known as Pastor G, who also graced the event, gave a spirited performance that brought the church down, and left the audience crying for more.
Songs on the album include Ngatimurumbidzei, Mandisimudzira, Mweya Mutsvene, Kubwinya, Ndimi Moga, Ndinodavira, Tamirira Mweya Mutsvene, Arise Oh Church Medley, Fire On the Altar and Zita Rashe.
Mbare is a high density suburb of Harare. Mbare;s bustling community has over 300, 000 inhabitants.