Jah Prayzah, Zimbabwe’s artist of the moment, is set to perform in Lilongwe and Blantyre on December 23 and Christmas Eve with a live band, organisers have said.
The organisers of the show say the artist, popularly known as Musoja in Zimbabwe, will come with 11 members of his band as well as dancing queens.
“He will use his equipment and backing vocalists, which means this will be a live performance,” said Africano Phiri.
Phiri said that they have roped in Black Missionaries as one of the supporting artists for the show which will also feature Lulu and Lawi.
“Everything for the two shows is in place. He already signed a contract. Malawians should patronise these shows and get the opportunity to enjoy music from Africa’s hottest artist of the moment,” he said.
The Zimbabwean artist, who is well known in Malawi and beyond for his hit song Mudhara Vachauya, will perform at Civo Stadium in Lilongwe on December 23 and at the Blantyre Sports Club on December 24.
Tickets selling outlets open today at Maula Filling Station, Mbowe Filling Station and Falcon Travel in Lilongwe. In Blantyre, they are being sold at Total Steers next to Protea Ryalls, Kips near Axa offices and Puma Nyambadwe Filling Station, among other outlets.
The tickets are going at K10 000 standard and K25 000 VIP.
Jah Prayzah, real name Mukudzeyi Mukombe, was born in 1987. He came into the limelight as a band member and leader of the group Third Generation.
He is popularly referred to by fans and media as Musoja, the Shona word for soldier, a name he earned mostly because of his signature band uniform of military regalia. The name Jah Prayzah comes from his name, Mukudzei, which means praise Him.
According to www.jahprayzah.com, Jah Prayzah started doing music while in secondary school. But his first serious project was with DJ Thando which resulted in singles such as Sorry Mama and Seiko.
In 2007, he released his first commercial album, Sungano, which was followed by four other albums with mild levels of success.
In 2015 he released his sixth studio album, Jerusarema.
One of his most notable works is a collaboration with award-winning Tanzanian artist Diamond Platinumz on his hit song Watora Mari, which reached over a million views on YouTube in less than a month after its release. However, it is his hit song, Mudhara Vachauya which loosely means ‘the big boss shall come’ which has established him.