As reported by Newsday, it was a night of excitement and bliss when a huge crowd thronged 7Arts Theatre in Avondale on Sunday, July 24, to witness, for the first time ever, Zimbabwe’s own inter-denominational praise and worship group Zim Praise performing at an event dubbed “The Power Live DVD Recording”.

The highly-energetic large choir featured some of Zimbabwe’s most popular gospel musicians like Thembalami Tagwirei, Pastor G and Sebastian Magacha who all managed to get the audience on its feet in dance and celebration.

Magacha gave a leading performance especially on his popular song Ridza Bosvo which proved to be a favourite for many including Information and Communication Technology minister, Nelson Chamisa who was part of the crowd.

Present at the occasion was the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) president Alfias Madziyire who commended his son Joseph and his friend McDonald Chidavaenzi for organising such a crowd-pulling event.

“I feel really humbled knowing that Joseph never came home to me to ask for help but instead ran around on his own, but either way I salute Zim Praise and I will give them $1 000 and I am inviting them to my rural home where I will slaughter a beast for them,” said Madziyire to a loud applause.

He said he was happy the youths in the group were using so much energy to sing and dance for the Lord.

Zim Praise recorded their first album titled Zim Praise Volume 1 in 2006 which had the popular song “Kana Usipo” by Nox and Trevor Dongo. In 2009, they recorded the Zim Praise Volume 2 which featured ‘Ndibateyi’ by Pride Priestly.