Jah Prayzah, Mhere sing for the Warriors

THE recent win by the national soccer team of Zimbabwe, popularly known as Warriors, has inspired musicians to compose songs for them.

Jah Prayzah has collaborated with soccer fanatic Charles Mabika on a song called Handei MaWarriors while Daniel Mhere, brother to Mathias Mhere has released a single track Tambai Bhora Vakomana Warriors and the song is receiving overwhelming airplay on local radio stations.

The Warriors have secured a place to play in the continental showcase— Africa Cup of Nations— scheduled for Gabon next year January.

The men’s soccer team is grouped together with Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia.

“Soccer is for all, be it Christians or otherwise. I’ve enjoyed soccer since I was a child hence the recent victory of warriors inspired me to sing for them.

“I hope the song will be popular with all soccer-loving people and it is also my wish to hear supporters singing the song during matches,” Mhere said.

Reggae artiste Jah Bless went a step further by including the national women’s soccer team — Mighty Warriors.

Jah Bless real name Tavona Padoro known for the hit Ndouya Ikoko released a singles collection album in June and some of the songs were meant to rally the national soccer teams.

The album called Get Happiness Volume 2 comprises 13 singles including two tracks — Afcon Tiriko and Mighty Warriors Tine Moto for Warriors and Mighty Warriors respectively.

“Naturally, I love soccer. I used to play in the Zisco Steel Junior team in Kwekwe and up to now I still follow the sport religiously.

“Our national teams need support no wonder why yesteryear musicians such as Zexie Manatsa and Lovemore Majaivana used to compose songs for teams such as Caps United, Dynamos and Highlanders among others,” said Jah Bless.

The former Crucial Mix band member’s contribution to soccer has also boosted his fortunes in the music industry.

“Since the release of my first album Entertainer, I am receiving positive feedback from the industry and my fans are encouraging me to form a full band such that we can start touring the country if not the world, holding concerts,” he said.

Jah Bless’ music has the potential to reach the international market considering that it is free from vulgar and pro-violence lyrics.

“I took my time in coming up with songs; I am different from other Zimdancehall artistes who rush to release sub-standard albums in order to get performing contracts from the so-called music promoters,” he said.

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