Big Time Strategic Group's Corporate Affairs Director Alson Darikayi

Gwanda International Gospel Festival kicks off this Friday

The fourth edition of the three day Gwanda International Gospel Music festival, which will be taking place starting this Friday at the Pelandaba Stadium in Gwanda where multiple award winning South African gospel music sensation Dr Tumi will headline the show.  

Munashe Mukahlera

Dr Tumi is popularly known for his hit album titled Heart of a King which earned him the best R&B Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in 2012.

The festival, which has also become an annual event is known for bringing together some of the continent’s gospel music heavyweights and is being promoted by Big Time Strategic Group.

The Group’s Corporate Affairs Director Alson Darikayi told that it was such a joy to have musicians such as Dr Tumi come to Gwanda, adding they have no doubt he will put up a fine performance.

“We are quite excited to have Dr Tumi coming through for the festival. His ability to write canonical songs that transform lives is something we admire,” Dakarayi said.

This year’s event will also feature musicians such as Deborah Fraser, Takesure ‘Zamar’ Ncube, Mathias Mhere, ZCC Mbungo Stars and many others.

Budding groups that are expected to share the stage with renowned artistes at the festival include The Spirit of Praise duo of Neyi Zimu and Omega and local bands Indosakusa, Hybrid Psalmz and Vocal Ex.

Added Darikayi, “We believe Gwanda is a platform for budding local artists to rub shoulders with accomplished gospel stars and also grow their musical brands hence our inclusion of the three groups,”

The theme of this year’s festival is “THE WALLS OF JERICHO DID FALL”

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