Hot on the heels of his new collaboration, musician Tatenda Mahachi has scored a Crown Gospel Music Award nomination.
Mahachi is nominated in the category of Best of Africa together with South African songstress Winnie Mashaba for their song ‘A Friend’ (Shamwari).
The announcement which was made Friday evening placed the talented musician together with Linda Dlamini from Eswatini, Botswana’s Boago Fenju and fellow country Mike Mahendere.
Speaking on his nomination Mahachi expressed joy at the honour.
“The Crown Gospel Music Awards are the biggest gospel music awards in Africa, being recognised with a nomination from such a prestigious institution is humbling,” said Tatenda Mahachi.
“Many thanks go to Dr Winnie Mashaba for the collaboration and her travel to Zimbabwe to shoot the video, our producer Wizy from limitless production and everyone who partnered with us on this project.”
A friend or simply titled Shamwari — is a song of hope and encouragement to everyone who is going through life’s difficult seasons to remember that ultimately there is a friend in Jesus who knows all of our needs.
The song was released a month ago and is receiving good airplay on the radio as well as on TV.
“Our song is still new but has already managed to garner such a nomination, something which speaks well on its message and impact,” explained Mahachi.
“We thank the support of our local radio stations, TVs and the media at large for helping us amplify the project.”
The 15th edition of the Crown Gospel Music Awards will make a return to the Durban ICC on the 27th of November 2022.