By Beatrice Musavezi
The Sungura godfather Madzibaba Nicholas Zakaria widely known as the Senior Lecturer has proved his mettle with a well polished album titled Musabvunda.
The 5 track album which was recorded at Music for Development Foundation Studios by Forward Mazuruse and Isheunopa Jere was mastered and produced by the respected Bothwell “B African” Nyamhondera.
The new production which is Madzibaba’s 29th studio album comes at a time the musician celebrated his 66th birthday, 47 years in the music industry and 40 years of Khiama Boys.
The five tracks namely Pasi Rachema, Pedyo naMwari, Alamu and NdiJesu all come with the usual message of hope, faith and meaningful life teachings.
All the songs are beautifully arranged and well produced and it is no news that one of the tracks Pasi Rachema is already making waves on radio chats.
Speaking to Zimrealnews, Madzibaba said he is happy with the new album and his career achievements and promised to continue churning out the best.
“I have seen it all in the industry and I believe I have a duty to continue nurturing and encouraging my fans, fellow musicians and the nation at large through music.
Musabvunda is about hope, resilience and unrelenting pursuit of dreams and I hope the fans continue to tap from the wisdom in my music. There is still more coming and I am praying for long life,” Madzibaba said.
The highly consistent musician also continues to reap the rewards of professionalism and a clean image as seen by the endorsements and corporate support coming his way.
His recent album launch was a top drawer dinner event that was supported by various brands and hosted by funeral assurance services giant Nyaradzo Group.
Various brands among them Style Cabin, Chloride Zimbabwe, Kamili Investments, Parul Tech, Security Three Sixty Pvt Ltd, Click n Pay, Avylet Logistics, Glytime Foods and Esteem Communications to name a few also weighed in with support towards the launch.
Madzibaba is touted as the Sungura godfather and a reference point to many given his ability to embrace and nurture all musicians regardless of genre.
The musician is one of the few yesteryear musicians with a meaningful and professionally managed online presence .