BY NOTHANDO DUBE
Faith Apostolic Ministries international (FAMI) church founder Apostle Petros Masiyambiri is set to launch a new seven track album in Hwange on Saturday, which he says will bring hope in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Masiyambiri (49)’s album launch titled Hamukundikane will be headlined by Matheas Mhere, who will officiate as a guest of honour at the Hwange Golf Club starting from 7PM.
“I have resorted to preaching through gospel music and I started singing when I was at school and sometimes at church,” he said.
“l, however, didn’t take my talent to another level until this year when l pushed to preach to the people of the world through music especially in a time like this where we are facing the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I am singing about giving people hope and faith in God alone.”
Of the seven tracks, one composed Ndebele song is called Uyaphila while the English one has been named My Reddemer while the rest will be sung in Shona.
Masiyambiri said his band is backed by five female vocalists and two men including himself, a base guitarist, lead guitarist, one drum player and two keyboard players all drawn from the small community of Hwange.
“The song that headlines them is called Hamukundikane which seeks to tell people that despite what they might go through, God remains God and he does not change,”
“He is different from people who sometimes change or lie,he never fails.”
Masiyambiri said his songs bear a message that applies to all the people in different communities throughout the country and can be enjoyed by gospel lovers from all age groups.
His songs can be found on his Youtube channel @Petros Masiyambiri while the compact discs will be found in Hwange.
FAMI, established in 2015 has branches in Hwange, being the headquarters, Jambezi, Kamativi, Binga, Dete, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo and Kariba.