GOSPEL music lovers in Bulawayo who have been left out in most music shows due Covid -19 induced lockdowns are in for a rare treat on Saturday after rising songwriter and gospel singer Everton Mlalazi organised a free gospel concert dubbed the “The Home Coming Show” in the city.
The show which will feature South Africa-based Mkhululi Bhebhe and Takesure Zama will be held at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Hall 4.
Show organiser Mlalazi who will be making his debut performance in Bulawayo will also be celebrating his birthday.
“I am so thrilled to be bringing to the city of Kings and Queens arguably one of the biggest gospel shows which is free to gospel lovers. It is also a way of marking my homecoming because I am a Bulawayo son and when a son comes home, he brings a lot. I am bringing my brothers in the music industry Mkhululi Bhebhe and Takesure Zama who are based in South Africa. Mai Mamuka, Pastor Barak, Vusa Mangena, Lorraine Maplanka and Jonah Chivasa will also be part of the show,” he said.
Accapella music lovers will have a share in the show as two groups, Focus Accapella and Revealed will also be on stage.
Mlalazi said he realised that despite having performed in places like Mutare, Harare and South Africa there was always a need to cater for all his fans since he had not yet performed in Bulawayo.
“What makes this show special is that I will be celebrating my birthday and I am inviting people from Bulawayo to come and celebrate with me as we praise the Lord for the gift of life and for all he has done to us. For me it’s not only a night to celebrate but to minister to the people through song and dance. Those attending the show are supposed to register by sending their full name, phone number and email to WhatsApp number 0772 471 111. This helps us as organisers so that we can adhere to Covid-19 regulations,” he said.
Mlalazi `s gospel career started in the public arena in 2020 with the track Uyingcwele which made him a household name.
He has also collaborated with South African great gospel musician Benjamin Dube on the album Haashanduki which had many songs that topped gospel music shows on local radio stations.