By Faith Chimutsa
HARARE-BASED sungura singer Collen Timeo known as Wairemera Boss in the music circles will today release his third album in celebration of his birthday and what God has done for him since birth.
The Wairemera Boss told Post On Sunday News that the album titled Wairemera Sungura and Single track Denga raShe is about real life situations and the main theme is about pressing on in life despite any challenges that may come.
Wairemera Boss and the Sungura vibes will perform during the album launch supported by his dancing outfit Wairemera Dhanzi. Hundreds of people from all walks of life are attending the action packed event. Guest artists include musicians such as Kireni Zulu ,Maskiri, Leonard Zhakata, Nicholas Zakaria, Shinsoman, Sugar Sugar, Bigboy Motsi and various artists who will perform alongside the Birthday Boy and admission is free. MC DJ Spark will be joined by ZBC radio presenters Leonard Katsangu Makamaradha and Nathaniel Ncube. Star FM presenter Ndumiso Dube is likely to close the event in style.
“My journey as a musician coming from a rural background was not so rosy as most of the time the band I belonged to failed to be intact as band members sought other opportunities”, said Timeo.
The artiste was born at Nyabira Clinic since his father was working at Sandringham farm in Mazowe those days. He was raised in Mudzi District and that’s where he did his Primary and secondary education. Collen is also a holder of bachelor of business studies honor’s degree in marketing with the University of Zimbabwe. He is a freelance Marketer and Business consultant.
“The objective of this birthday bash is to make sure that a lot of people come , witness and support our electric performance as sungura vibes,so we want many people to attend the birthday bash celebration at Joy Centre Machipisa Highfields from 2pm up to 6pm on the 19th of August. Plenty of drinks and gochi gochi will be available before cutting of cake. His CDs and band regalia will be on sale during the celebrations”,he said
The sungura singer said he recorded his first gospel project in 2015 titled Namata Musiki with six tracks,Huni DzeGehena also a gospel album with seven tracks in 2018,Huni DzeGehena DVD in 2019 and single track Gonyera Pamwe and now he has recorded three albums ,one single and one DVD.
He said in 2020 I recorded the album Wairemera Sungura but was not officially launched or published on radio stations due to some pressing life issues. So he is going to officially launch this album and a single track Denga Rashe on Saturday 19th of August 2023.
“As part of my birthday celebration and thanking God for the life He has given me, I have decided to rejoice together with my fans. And my fellow artists, radio presenters, producers and music promoters.
“In this album I will bless them with the fruits of the spirit that result in eternal life “, added Collen.
The album will be launched at City Sports Bar, a lot of people are encouraged to come in numbers to witness, support and celebrate the sungura vibes from 7pm till early morning. City Sports Bar is located at number 83 Kaguvi Street Queens Hotel Complex. At 12midnight that’s when the cake will be cut since Collen was born on 20 August but the event is transpiring from 19 August. He said he made this arrangement to remember his Mother’s labour pains untill the time she gave birth to this multi talented fruit of her womb.
He emphasized that after Saturday 19 August 2023 he will start working on a new Album to be released in December 2023 as Christmas Box .