shamu webster.jpgThe Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu says Zimbabwean music has come of age and should be supported by all stakeholders to enable artists to reap the rewards of their work.



Minister Shamu was guest of honour at the official release of Somandla Ndebele’s 20th CD album, ‘Ndipei Nguva’ in Harare.

Cde Shamu said Zimbabwean artists are now more organised in terms of coming up with quality products that can compete elsewhere in the world and they should be given enough support by all stakeholders in the arts sector.

Minister Shamu congratulated Somandla, commending him for producing a quality album which he said is a sign of hard work and perseverance.

He described the album as extraordinary and a true reflection of the artiste’s creativity and artistry.


somandla ndebele.jpgSomandla said he feels he has taken his music to greater heights by composing songs that are full of meaning.


City Sports Club entertainment manager, Lawrence Chinoperekwei said Ndebele’s album is a good product that deserves attention from all stakeholders in the industry. He said they have worked with a number of artists in an effort to showcase their music to the public.

Somandla Ndebele and his backing band Denda Brothers performed live at the launch and belted some of the new and familiar songs that have earned recognition for the artist and his group.


Ndebele was supported by a number of acts who included Jah Prayzah and Apama style. The album which was crafted to take fans back to his original rhythm is being marketed and distributed by Diamond Studios.