Zimpraise, undoubtedly one of the best choirs to emerge from Zimbabwe, on Sunday lived up to its billing when they performed a thriller at a gospel concert held at ZITF hall 3.
The show, organised by Word of Life International Ministries, was attended by thousands of Bulawayo gospel enthusiasts.
Zimpraise took to the stage earlier than anticipated after the hosting church choir and Vocal Extraordinaire did a good job keeping the crowd on its feet all afternoon.
The Sungano hit-maker kicked off with samples of their popular tracks to wet the expectant crowd’s appetite.
Zimpraise did not waste time, belting out hit song after another sending the crowd into frenzy.
Mixing songs from Covenant Sungano album and last year’s It’s All about Jesus Dvd , Bulawayo fans were treated to an afternoon of good music as they danced throughout Zimpraise act which lasted for more than an hour.
Crowd’s favourites Sungano remix, Jesu Keana, Ndasunungurwa, Only you be God, Musandikanganwe kept fans on their toes as the show heat up.
Pastor G joined Zimpraise on stage with his RnB gospel which brought a new feel to the concert, something for the youthful fans.
He belted out hit jam Mabiribobi and the crowd was simply uncontrollable proving that the big musician is a force to reckon with
in Zimbabwean gospel.
Man of the moment, Mathias Mhere took to the stage with hit songs like Chipositora, Usavimba Nemhunhu, Favor and Zino Irema as the crowd sang along.
Mhere was so thrilled with the response of the crowd such that he went back on stage after his time elapsed to give another piece, whilst the crowd danced, proving the popularity of the artiste in the second largest city.
The Worship Addicts led by Takesure Zamar Ncube gave a heartfelt performance of worship songs like Umoya Wami, Ndiye Jesu which created an atmosphere of prayer as fans were seen thrusting their hands into the air.
Song Prayer for Zimbabwe inspired fans to pray for the country reeling from economic hardships, seeking divine intervention.
Dr Goodwill Shana the founder of Word of Life and President of Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) prayed for the nation.
Zimpraise Public Relations Officer and singer Tendai Zhou was overwhelmed by the support the group got from Bulawayo.
“We are very overwhelmed, the show exceeded our expectations,” We knew crowd was going to be lively, people were just on fire,” Zhou said.
“We expected that people would be happy to see Zimpraise, but this show simply blew our minds,” he added.
He said the choir was excited to be in Bulawayo and would fancy another show after performing in other cities like Gweru, Mutare and Masvingo.