Award-winning musician Mukudzei Mukombe popularly known by his stage name, Jah Prayzah yesterday, dropped a new video, “Kumahumbwe”, which is part of marketing and promoting his new album “Hokoyo”. Although the song is not from the album, the musician said the video was long overdue and decided to be creative and give the fans what they were crying for.
The video features veteran actress Jessesi Mungoshi and Jah Prayzah’s son Mukudzei Jnr, among others. It was shot by Vusa “Blaqs” Hlatshwayo. In an interview with The Herald Arts, Jah Prayzah said videos now play a part in his musical career and he will continue dropping them, one by one.
“‘Mahumbwe’ is not part of ‘Hokoyo’, but I just decided to play with the camera and give fans something they have always wanted,” he stated. “The video talks of playing house (mahumbwe) and I decided to do a flashback where I engaged my son together with Jessesi Mungoshi who plays the mother of the girl I grew up playing mahumbwe with. It takes us back to the fun and loving memories we had.”
Meanwhile, the “Gotchie Gotchie”, hitmaker postponed his “Hokoyo” album launch for the third time due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic following the ban on public gatherings as prescribed by the Government. The ban was placed as a measure to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Jah Prayzah’s management team indicated at one point that the album which is his 10th, was to be launched online, but that has also been shelved at the moment. Keen Mushapaidze, Jah Prayzah’s manager stated that due to the Covid-19 pandemic Jah Prayzah and his band members have postponed the online album launch that had been set for March 31 to a later date to be announced soon. They are currently waiting for the situation to be
“The online launch attracts more than 50 people made up of band members and technicians, hence the decision to cancel it. Initially, the launch was slated for April 3 at Alex Sports Club in Harare but was then moved to March 31 on Facebook platform and changed again to a date to be announced soon.”