MASSIVE WELCOME FOR JP
24 November 2017
. . . Insists Kutonga Kwaro is apolitical
. . . Hints on stadium gig
JAH Prayzah is happy that his music dominated the solidarity marches calling for the resignation of former president Robert Mugabe around the country, but insists he remains apolitical.
He, however, said he has no control over how fans interpret his message.
The Kutonga Kwaro hit-maker returned home yesterday from his Australian and South African tours and was welcomed by hundreds of his fans at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
He grabbed attention at the airport and in the CBD with his convoy which ended at his Belvedere offices.
“I faced a number of attacks just before the tour and sometimes you feel that people no longer love you, that they will never listen to your music.
“I was surprised to see the whole country playing and singing my music on the day of the solidarity much. I posted some messages on my social media platforms but the fact remains my songs are not political.
“When we compose songs as musicians we don’t know how people are going to interpret them and we don’t have control over that. Yes they interpreted the music basing on what was happening in the country.
“I was not expecting that; there was such talk even before the album launch and I once commented on that but that is the only way to get your music to the people.
“I am super happy that the whole of Zimbabwe was playing the album, I reaslied that the response is now different before I left the country,” said Jah Prayzah.
Jah Prayzah heeded to his fans’ call to hold a show at a bigger venue, possibly a stadium in the future to celebrate his success.
“We are musicians and we do what our fans want and I heard about that. I heard that they want us to hold a show in a bigger venue like National Sports Stadium.
“Yes we will do something of that magnitude but maybe not in National Sports Stadium but another big venue.
“I will liaise with my team and see what we will do, I need to finalise with my team first to see if it’s the right venue. We can even go for another venue and to the people of Zimbabwe I want to thank you for this support,” said Jah Prayzah.
After his shows in Australia, the Murewa-bred star made a stop in South Africa where he performed at the launch of the Song for Africa at Sandton Convention Centre.
Jah Prayzah is part of the song alongside Akon, Fally Ipupa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Youssou N’dour and Koffi Olomide.
“It was another platform to shine. It was a big platform that I was never expecting to be part of. It was a good experience and I met big names in Africa including musicians, producers and business people.”