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AFRICAN DIASPORA: Sinach rocks at gospel jam in Harare

Emerging Nigerian gospel singer, Sinach, declares in God’s name, ‘I Know Who I Am’

By TAFADZWA ZIMOYO

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AllAfrica) — Despite the hot weather, throngs of people crowded into Glamis Arena for the Sinach concert which saw the musician deliver an electrifying and spiritually uplifting gospel performance. Sinach, who’s real name is Osinachi Kalu, wowed the crowd with some of her hit songs such as “Way Maker,” “From Glory to Glory,” “Awesome God,” and “I Know Who I am,” among others.

Sinach. Photo courtesy Sinach.org
Sinach. Photo courtesy Sinach.org

The Nigerian sensation said she was happy to be back, praising and worshipping the Lord.

“Zimbabwe I love you, when I was coming here I asked God, which songs I should sing for this nation. So my playlist is already blessed and approved by God. This is for you, whatever you want is already done. You are blessed,” she said.

She later wished Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Walter Mzembi all the best on the upcoming elections for the UNWTO posts. Her band members first warmed the stage for her and they included Assent Tweed who, however, failed to live to expectations.

The event, which started in the afternoon with some local acts such as UFIC choir, Heartfelt choir, Zimpraise choir and Minister Amos Mahendere among others, lived up to its billing although Sinach came on stage a bit later than expected.

Among the choirs, Zimpraise did well with their scintillating performance as they rekindled their romance with fans as they sang popular hit “Sungano.” Minister Mahendere, who introduced his wife Vimbai on stage as they sang “Hololo” together, drove the crowd into frenzy.

He dished out some of the crowd’s favorite tunes such as “Makanaka Jesu,” “Musandipfura” and “Mumoyo” among others. Mahendere later sampled songs from his upcoming album, “Getting Personal with God 3,” which include “Salt of the Earth” and “Chiiko” which features South African star Loyiso.

The event saw Minister Walter Mzembi and wife Barbra Hernandez Mzembi, Mrs. Universe Zimbabwe Tracey-Anne Buckley Aggett, child president Tineyi Mbavari and Zimbabwe police commissioner general’s wife Isabel Chihuri in attendance.

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