Worship music is fast becoming popular among gospel music followers and a number of worshippers are making waves on local music charts.

Weekly gospel charts on local radio stations indicate that worship songs are slowly swallowing the popularity of praise songs.

Among constant artistes on the charts is talented worshipper Pianos Jaravaza whose album Nyasha DzaMwari has stolen the hearts of many.

Songs like Makomborero, Ndomuda Jesu and We Bless Your Name have proved popular with many music followers.

The album was recorded last year and has been on the peak for the better part of this year.

The 32-year-old artiste says he is glad to be among the most followed musicians in the industry this year and thanks God for the talent.

“This is a gift from God and I am grateful to the Almighty for giving me this outstanding talent,” said Jaravaza.

“I know there are many aspiring musicians out there that are failing to get opportunities to record their music, but I thank God because I got the opportunity and people have accepted my music.

“I grew up worshipping in church and my passion for praise and worship pushed me to do something in the studio. I am a praise and worship leader at my church. I have led worship teams at my congregation and also at national level within the church.

“I have managed to nurture talents as a leader and my younger brother Tinashe has also recorded an album that is becoming popular. A lot of many other musicians I work with are very talented and have shown interest in composing their own songs.”

Besides being a worship leader, Jaravaza is a talented keyboard player and enjoys creating music whenever he gets spare time.

He is currently working on a DVD for his latest album and has been outstanding at different shows.

He has staged many shows in Harare with fellow artistes and has reached out to souls in places like Mutare, Chinhoyi and Gutu.

He is also passionate about social responsibility.

“I have been involved in raising funds for various charities that are supported by my church. I am looking forward to expanding my work in this area and assist the disadvantaged across the country.”