TAKESURE “Zamar” Ncube has reached a great milestone in his music career after signing for renowned South African gospel group Joyous Celebration.
He will feature in the Joyous 19 live recording in Soweto on December 19 and 20.
Ncube joins Mkhululi Bhebhe, who became famous for being lead vocalist in Joyous Celebration’s song Ichokwadi.
He is the leader of local group Worship Addicts that has released seven albums to date. Ncube told Southern Eye that it was an honour for him to sign with Joyous Celebration.
“I didn’t apply for it, but it so happened that when Lindelani Mkhize (Joyous founder and leader) visited Bulawayo and saw me performing,” he said.
“He appreciated that I have talent and then invited me to feature for Joyous Celebration.
“Joyous Celebration gives you a platform to minister to Africa, so it’s a big platform to market your talent. Joyous Celebration also gets to benefit since they get a new genré and a new brand from Zimbabwe.”
Ncube has been signed to sing some Shona tracks and this might see more South Africa-based Zimbabweans attending the concert.
He has previously shared the stage with other South African gospel singers such as Keke, Benjamin Dube and Solly Mahlangu. Locally, Ncube has performed with gospel ensemble ZimPraise.
He could not say whether or not he would continue performing with Joyous Celebration on other projects, indicating that he was currently focused on fulfilling the existing contractual obligation.