21 March 2017

Nicholas Zakaria

SUNGURA godfather Nicholas Zakaria believes his 26th album due to be launched on April 1 at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex will see him reclaim his position in showbiz.

Madzibaba conceded he was heart-broken after his form took a dip in recently years while piracy left him heart-broken.

And Madzibaba now believes he is on course to reclaim his position in showbiz with his new album titled Takakomborerwa.

Powered by the Zimbabwe Business and Arts Hub, Nash Paints, Esteem Communications and Club Joy Centre, the launch is set to be the talk of Chitungwiza and its environs as it features a star-studded line-up.

Pastor Charles Charamba and wife Olivia along with Baba Machanic Manyeruke are also set to bless the event on song and prayer.


Sungura ace Alick Macheso will lead a host of secular musicians comprising Isaac Tazvida, Progress Chipfumo, Talking Guitars, Freeman, Tocky Vibes among others.

In an interview, the goat-bearded singer could not hide his elation after his album launch was endorsed by various stakeholders.

“I can’t believe the overwhelming support I received at a time when I was feeling low due to piracy and poor attendance during live shows.

“From my view point, my 26th album is a bit special and I think it will put me on my correct position.

“Ndiri kuona album iri richindidzorera pachikero chandaiva kudhara.

“I can safely say I managed to strike the right chords and hopefully it will be appreciated by fans when it hits the market,” he said.

The left-handed lead guitarist said he was humbled by the support he got from fellow artistes he worked with on this project.

“My album has six-tracks where I collaborated with the likes of Alick Macheso on the track Mira Pako while my younger brother Zacharia Zakaria and Simon Mutambi also put their effort.

“It’s a master-piece which I hope will be endorsed by many.”

He also hailed the support he gets from his church, PHD Ministries where he says the authorities have been helpful to him.

“I always consult my church leaders wherever I need their expertise and I will always cherish the love they shown at a time when I was down.

“They have taught me to always have faith in God each time I face challenges.

“In our case, it was a matter of piracy while the economic challenges have not spared us,” he added.

Madzibaba’s album is laden with tracks of superior quality namely Murombo, Muromo, Sarudzo, Mira Pako, Mwambo and the title track Takakomborerwa.

Gates will be open around midday with the show ending Sunday at 5am.