Sungura artiste Mark Ngwazi has thanked his fans for their support following the launch of his latest album titled “Nharo ne Zvinenharo.”
The Budiriro-based musician’s album launch was well attended, with one of his fans, Blessing Gomo, travelling all the way from South Africa for the launch.
Gomo paid R13 000 for a CD of the new album and also pledged to take the Njanja Express band on a tour of South Africa.
Another Ngwazi fan, Spencer Chuma, bought the album for a whopping US$500.
A businessman, Joseph Murimwa, of One Thousand Construction, gave Ngwazi a 450-square metre residential stand.
Another Harare-based businessman Munyaradzi “Goldfinger” Makombora bought the album for US$350 in cash.
He also pledged to finance the production of two videos from the new album.
Faith Mashami, a Harare businesswoman who also manages Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora, bought the new album for US$300.
The Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Tino Machakaire was also among the people who bought Ngwazi’s new album. Said Ngwazi:
I cannot describe the feeling. I never thought that the album launch will be this successful.
I want to thank our fans for supporting, not only me but the sungura music genre. Without their support, we will not go far.
The “Chamugwegwedu” hitmaker dismissed claims that players in the sungura genre are divided. He said:
We are not fighting each other. In fact, we are one and are dedicated to working with each other.
In my case, I learned a lot and got inspired by the veterans in the industry such as Alick Macheso, Nicholas Zakaria, Simon Mutambi and Romeo Gasa.