Upcoming gospel outfit, Kwekwe Praise, has proved to be a force to reckon with in the music circles after they thrilled fans at the just ended Kwekwe Music and Cultural Festival held in Kwekwe at Mbizo stadium.

The three day function which was organised by Kwekwe City council in collaboration with the Kwekwe business community lived to its billing as Kwekwe Praise managed to bring the house down after they opened their act with a song called ‘Pamunofamba Ishe’ which set the crowd in an uncontrollable excitement.

Despite the presence of other musical groups, Kwekwe Praise proved their prowess as they continued to churn out some of the well-loved golden hit tunes such as ‘Invincible’ and ‘Anouya nemumakore’.

Speaking in an interview, the group front-man Simbarashe Mutsvanga said the group is optimistic of a bright future.

“Considering the reception we are getting from the fans, we believe that we will make it in the music industry in the country,” he said.

Tafadzwa Chidume, who attended the function, said “Judging by the sterling performance of Kwekwe Praise, the group is going to go places. In few years to come the group will definitely be competing with gospel veterans such as the Charambas and Fungisai Zvakavapano.”

Fans who spoke to RelZim expressed their appreciation of Kwekwe praise grand performance which kept them on their toes.

“We are glad to see Kwekwe Praise’s outstanding performance because it shows that Zimbabwe has talented upcoming gospel musicians. Their music is inspirational and it is unique in terms of originality” said one fan.

The eight member group includes Simbarashe Mutsvanga, Benson Joseph, Innocent Mafunga, Tatenda Masikati, Last Dube, Emilda Mafunga, Valance Sibanda and Brighton Nyirenda.

Kwekwe Music and cultural festival which is done annually was held from 1 November to 4 November and was graced by hundreds of people from Kwekwe and surrounding cities.