Musician, Mark Ngwazi, says he is not afraid of competition from Sungura rival Alick Macheso.
Ngwazi is set to release his new album on 25 June, a fortnight after Macheso, widely considered one of the best Sungura artistes, releases his album. He told H-Metro:
I am not afraid but I am actually happy that we are all releasing albums in June.
We are not in a competition. It’s only that we are releasing projects during the same period.
My aim is that, as the sungura fraternity, we don’t want to give other genres a chance.
Madzibaba Zakaria recently released an album and soon it will be Macheso then me.
This is the year for sungura in Zimbabwe. I am urging everyone who sings sungura to release projects this year.
Ngwazi will launch his seven-track album, titled Nharo Nezvine Nharo, at Longchen Plaza, in the capital, Harare.
The musician is confident his new offering will be popular with his fans after tracks he sampled at shows have been well-received on social media platforms. He said:
People should expect an impressive album. From what I have gathered now, my album seems to be one of the best projects I have ever done.
The samples I have done, during live shows, are already generating interest on social media.
My fans are already doing videos on TikTok of the unreleased songs.
I promise this project will be the best and it has improved sound as compared to my last projects.
Ngwazi has five albums to his name – Zvandigumbura (2015), Gudo Muriwo (2017), Charger Yetsono (2018), Mudzimu (2019) and Chamugwedugwedu Chamatindike (2020).