Impi Yosindiso’s strength in unity

Many gospel groups have managed to grab the limelight here, but very few have managed to remain united like Impi Yosindiso.

The leader of Impi Yosindiso, Sibanjana Junior.
The leader of Impi Yosindiso, Sibanjana Junior.

Despite the numerous hardships they have encountered, members of the all-male group are a living testimony of how success can come from a commitment to unity. With six albums and a DVD, the group, whose name literally means “War of blessings”, is well established on the musical scene.

“We have come this far because each of us knows what they want to achieve with the band – praising the Almighty. Everything else comes second, “said Sibanjana Junior, the group’s founder and leader.”We formed the group in 1985 and the fact that we managed to stay together until the recording of our debut album 18 years later showed that we had very serious and determined people on board.”

The group benefitted from the financial assistance of Moki Ncube from the popular rhumba outfit, Mokis Connection. His investment enabled them to record their first album, “SizowanyathelaAmadimoni”. Impi Yosindiso’s went on to record other hit albums that include “Ujesu Yingonyama”, “Ulwandle Olubomvu” and “Madodana”.

Despite the group’s immense talent, it has not received airplay from the monolithic Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.

“We have taken our music to the ZBC, but we were last played there in 2004. None of our current hits have been played. I think this is because we are too far to keep tabs on what is happening there,” said Sibanjana.

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