Sebastian Magacha gave spell-binding performance in Bulawayo at the interdenominational gospel group Zimpraise concert on Saturday.

Magacha hogged the limelight when he shared the stage with legendary gospel musician Mechanic Manyeruke and Takesure Zamar Ncube of Worship Addicts, as he churned out hits like ‘Bhosvo,’ ‘Ndomudana’ and ‘Shaura’ among others.

Legend Mechanic Manyeruke took to the dance floor with his dancing routines popular among the Salvation Army followers.

His fans went into frenzy when he took to the stage with worship song ‘Tinotenda.’

Speaking to after his performance, Magacha said he was honoured to be in Bulawayo and paid tribute to his fans for their support. “The crowd was amazing and I was surprised at how my fans sang along to my songs. I performed songs which were requested by my fans, they enjoyed it and I thank my fans for their support.”

The pint-sized musician said it was important for gospel musicians in Zimbabwe to be united for the cause of preaching the gospel through song. “Unity is important among us musicians. We need to practice what we preach. I dream of a day where Zimbabwean gospel musicians would come together because it is unity that will conquer all things.”

Zimpraise Chief Operations Officer Wellington Kwenda (hosts of the concert) echoed the same sentiments with Magacha. “Our vision is uniting the world through worship, so we should start in our own nation, and then we can be able to affect the whole world. We are therefore thankful to other groups which came to support us, which shows unity.”

The concert was part of Zimpraise tour of Zimbabwe, having begun with Gweru on Friday night.

Bulawayo-based gospel ensembles such as Family Voices, Hosanna and the Conquerors proved their mettle as they shared the stage with seasoned artists.

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