Zimbabwean choir group among top finalists at regional competition

by | Jun 23, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Zimabwean choral group, The Unveilled, described one of the most promising choral groups in the ongoing Old Mutual Amazing Voices in South Africa has made it to the competition`s top three.

The group from Harare are now the country’s sole representatives at the on-going search for Africa’s top unsigned acapella talents at Sun City in South Africa.

The show is aired every Sunday on channels for the respective countries, Zambezi Magic in Zimbabwe at 5pm, Simulcast on Mzansi Magic and Mzansi Wethu in South Africa at 5pm, Africa Magic in Ghana at 3pm, Maisha Magic East in Kenya at 6pm, Africa Magic in Nigeria at 4pm.

Tateguru Tv`s Mako Jerera (MJ) got in contact with Joshua Mtima (JM) the (Group Leader) for a question and answer, who opened up about the group and their journey in the OMAV.
Below is the interview;

MJ: How did your music journey start?
JM: The 22nd of November 2020 was the first time we met as a group, just 2 days before the closing date for the OMAV virtual auditions. We did not really know each other well at the time but the love of music and doing it as service to our God, instantly gave us all common ground and we managed to successfully produce a 2-minute audition song. The song was a cover of Master KG’s hit song “Jerusalem”.

MJ: How has been the experience so far?
JM: The experience has just been so amazing. God’s grace has really been shining upon us. Firstly, our team is quite a young, especially in comparison with other contestants so we have really been learning a lot, taking it all in and applying these lessons to our performances. It has been very grueling because we are balancing so many balls at once but the beautiful thing is that the pressure has really brought us together as a team. We have meet and rubbed shoulders with legendary industry leaders such as Khaya Mthethwa, Qhubekani Mthethwa, Ammara Brown herself, only to mention but a few and has been very surreal. Beyond the singing and musical aspect of it, we have enjoyed the experience of traveling and staying at the renowned suncity resort and we’ve met many talented and humble people from all over the continent so it is difficult to put into words how great an opportunity this experience has been but everyday we are truly grateful.

MJ: Should we expect future collaborations with other groups?
JM: Our vision as a group is to use music to transform lives, preach the Gospel, and so we are always open to collaborations that are in line with this vision. We are keen to collaborate with both local and international groups and individual artists too. We do have collaborations that you can expect once the competition has ended.

MJ: Any major lessons so far?
JM: One of the things we believe our fans can learn from us is the ability to always press on, dare to believe that Zimbabwe can actually shine on any stage, believing in ourselves and the talents God gave us.