Nare to change face of gospel music

Pergial Nare, whose gospel songs dominated airplay on Zimbabwean radio stations towards and shortly after the turn of the millennium, is back with a bang!

Pergial Nare
Pergial Nare

Nare made her debut as a 13-year-old with the album “Abagoli Benhlanzi”, which contained the hit song “Ngithunyiwe ngubaba”, in 1997. She took an eight-year sabbatical – partly because of exploitation by people she worked with then, is now back with her recently-released fourth album titled “Uthuleleni”, which she will be launching in Hillbrow later this month. “We invite people from around South Africa to come and witness the re-launch of Nare’s career. We know that her fans have missed her during the break, but we promise that this album will be worth the wait,” said Mothusi Boshimane Ndlovu, who composed most of the songs and produced the album.

“It is a high tempo album, where rising Imbube group, Amakhosi Amahle, Event Bhebhe and Danny Ncube provided the backing vocals. We promise a show not to be missed. This project is going to change the history of gospel music in Africa. Many lives will be touched and gospel music will never be the same again.”

Nare is now attached to Ndlovu’s Johannesburg-based Shilolo music stable and this 12-track album, to be launched on April 27, is her first project in the latest deal.

Among other Johannesburg-based groups that will perform at the launch are Amakhosi Amahle and the top-selling Izwi Lesiphelo, who have caused shockwaves in the gospel music industry this year.

The Gwanda-born musician’s previous hit albums are Ziwelele Indonga (2000) and Zilungiselele (2002), recorded under the Ngaavongwe Records banner.

She sings in Sotho, Zulu/Ndebele, English and Khalanga.

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