Gospel diva Joyce Simeti has resumed her talent search shows.

The musician launched the initiative about two years ago but last year failed to host the show due to ill health.

Simeti said she wanted gospel music to be upgraded in Zimbabwe.

“There is a lot of talent out there and those people should come so that Gospel music will be taken to another level,” she said.

Dubbed the Joyce Simeti Talent Show, the event will be graced by known arts personalities like Albert Nyathi, Bob Nyabinde, Helen Venganayi, MacDonald Chidavaenzi and Mudiwa Mutandwa who would assist Simeti identify talented artistes.

The gospel diva said she was inspired to come up with the show after meeting a lot of people that sought assistance to nurture their talents.

“Every day I meet people that tell me they are good in various arts disciplines and ask for assistance,” said Simeti.

“I have never had time to assist such people because I would be busy with my projects. All the past years, I would encourage them to approach producers or studios to be auditioned, but I realised that I can also have a hand in giving them exposure.”

Simeti said outstanding artistes would be given offers, including free studio time and grooming. The show would not be limited to musicians as it would also rate talents in modelling, poetry, designing and acting, among other genres.

“A well-wisher has identified talented children from a number of orphanages that would also take part at the show. These children hardly have exposure although some of them are very talented.

“I am happy this well-wisher decided to give the children a chance to showcase their talents and an opportunity to rise.”

The first show invites aspiring artistes to present their own products. Those selected at the show would be given assignments to work on for six months.

They would present their assigned works at the second Joyce Simeti Talent Show in December.