Mhere’s 2016 journey
6 December 2016
TALENTED gospel musician Mathias Mhere has described 2016 as a blessed year for him as an artiste.
The singer said he managed to break new ground, which saw him accomplishing much of what he has always wished for, meeting the people.
Mhere said this year, he managed to release his fifth album Double Double which also had an accompanying DVD.
The album, according to the singer, managed to hold its own, dominating radio charts. The album also got him a gong in the Midlands Awards and also in the running for three awards in the forthcoming PERMICAN Awards.
“I’m happy with the response the album got and it was evident considering the time the songs took on local radio charts. It is the people who vote and support the music.
“The support is so overwhelming that we got an award at Midlands Awards and we have also been nominated thrice in the PERMICAN awards and what we need now are their votes to have the awards,” he said.
He added, “We managed to come up with the Double Double DVD and one of the videos is in the running for a PERMICAN award. It is all through the support of the people.”
The singer also spoke of his relationship with other artistes.
“A good working relationship with others is always a dream and it is as always been my goal. I had Jah Prayzah as the guest of honour at my launch, I had a song with Saba and another with Nyasha Mutonhori. We also shared the stage with other singers,” he said.
Following the release of Double Double, the musician undertook to spread his wings in what he themed ‘Taking Double Double to the people’ and it saw him in different provinces such as Masvingo, Bulawayo and other Mashonaland provinces.
“This has always been my wish, to meet the people who support and vote for my music. I’m not done yet but this year I have done much to ensure that each province had a show, giving back to them,” he said.
This year, in as far as international shows are concerned, the singer has been in the United States, Dubai and United Kingdom.
The singer has already begun working on his sixth album for 2017 which he has termed Old Testament.
The singer has reunited with his first producer Lyton Ngolomi on this project which he has already started sampling.
Ngolomi’s wife Bethen has also featured on the project which carries songs such as Error, Dhindindi full time, Mazuva Matatu and Nyasha Ndini among others.