Gospel Impact on a mission with new tour

Four-member Zimbabwean music group Gospel Impact is set to leave for a tour of SADC countries, ending with a number of shows in their home country.

“Rich Christian messages” are behind the popularity of Gospel Impact.
“Rich Christian messages” are behind the popularity of Gospel Impact.

Members of the Johannesburg-based group told The Zimbabwean that the show would be part of their launch of their new DVD, Wethembekile.

The DVD is a follow-up to the group’s three successful albums.

“We will leave in early October for shows in countries where the band has become popular, including Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe,” said group spokesman and co-lead singer, Knowledge Nkiwane.

Formed in 2003, Gospel Impact rose to popularity in the region with their albums Sibong’ uEmmanuel (2004), Khayelihle (2008) and Wethembekile (2011), which all contribute songs to the DVD.

“The 14-track DVD is in response to requests from our fans, who have been calling for it since the release of our first album,” said Nkiwane.

The DVD includes the group’s hit songs Uyowabiza, Wethembekile, Charisma and He is the Lord. Group founder Lawrence Moyo said they owed their success to the rich Christian messages that had changed lives.

“We do not only sing gospel to entertain. We compose songs that praise and worship God and make sure that whoever listens to our music is converted, helped spiritually and taken from a lower level to a higher one,” said Moyo.

“God wants his people to stand up and praise him all the time and that is what we are trying to revive.”

Gospel Impact has already shared the stage with South African gospel music pioneer Derrick Ndzimande and Amos Mphahlele.

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  1. Francesco Sinibaldi

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