Gospel singer Fungisai drops dancehall, Afro pop single


Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave has dropped a dancehall and Afro-pop single as she shrugged off the controversy torched by her departure from conventional gospel music following her duet with Killer T on Vanondibatirana six months ago.

The new tracks — Huya Uone (Afro-pop) and Amai Ndakanaka Amai (Zimdancehall) — were now available on different media platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and Tidal.FUNGISAI

Fungisai told NewsDay yesterday that Huya Uone was a meditative reflection on the amazing works of God through people, while Amai Ndakanaka Amai is a song focussing on the girl-child.

The Handina Kururama hitmaker reiterated that her music career was not going to be derailed by the criticism attracted by what some observers have termed a good-girl-gone-bad status.

“People might say what they want to say about my music, but that will not stop me from spreading the gospel through music regardless of the beat I will use on my songs as long as they carry gospel message,” she said.

“This is just the beginning of a character healing music movement so people must not worry about who I work with or where. Where God sends me, I will go. It is a ministry, it is a calling and by God’s sufficient grace, I will not be drowned.”

Fungisai said although some people failed to understand her decision to adopt the dancehall beat, she was on a mission to reach out to teenagers sold out to a life of violence and drug abuse.

“As a mother, I have taken it upon myself to package positive and character building messages in a beat our children can identify with.

I will continue encouraging the young highly talented fellow artistes to sing morally uplifting messages,” she said.

Her latest singles on dancehall riddims were produced by Oskid and PTK.