Take It Easy Jah Prayzah

By Michael Gwarisa

TODAY marks exactly three days after Jah Prayzah’s (JP) single and an accompanying video for Sendekera which features high flying South African outfit Mafikizolo was released.

Emotions and reactions from JP’s fan base have been quite a mixed bag as varying sentiments and opinions are still being thrown around with some  suggesting it was a rushed job while others maintain the work done was above board. Well, as JP rightfully said it, everyone is entitled to their opinion and he cant please everyone.

As an avid fan of the young man, i have been following his work since the day he cut his tooth in the music industry right from the days of Sungano, Mariah, Gotch-Gotch, Tsviriyo up to Mdara Vachauya.

Of all his albums, i would say Mudhara Vachauya has been his best project so far even though some albums featured tracks that shook the airwaves.

However, throughout his carrier, there is one huge mistake that JP has always been making. I call it SPEED.

The young man has got talent, i don’t dispute that, he is one of the few local artistes whose music has had a tremendous effect on society.

Only and only if he slows down a bit, he could go further than Africa to the extent of striking a number of international collabos with international gurus like Jay Zee, Chris Brown etc.

JP music has become so obvious and fans cant expect anything new from his music. If he is not singing about women shacking their gluteus maximus he is pleading to ancestors for guidance or trying to win some girl’s heart. His work has become so identical to the extent that he smuggles some lyrics into almost each and every piece of work he puts his hands on.

The young man does’t give his music time to sink into our souls, before we even acquaint ourselves with his music, before we even know it, he has already bombarded us with another album.

The video for Mdara Vachauya for example was one rushed project which almost took the glory away from that glorious track. Thanks to his lyrical prowess!

After successfully handling a collabo with Tanzania’s Diamond Platnums last year, the whole region stampeded for Jah’s rising star. It is by no doubt that everyone wants to associate themselves with JP just to penetrate the Zimbabwe market.

The JP/Mafikizolo collabo falls far beyond what was expected of the project considering the experience and artistic muscle both artistes posses. They should have at least slowed down, given themselves time to really work on the project to make it a better piece of work.

Well, like you said JP, YOU CANT PLEASE EVERYONE, this one didn’t get to me, its not what i expected from such a powerful marriage, TRY AGAIN NEXT TIME.






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