Jah Prayzah's romance with East Africa and the return of traditional sound
When Jah Prayzah released the infamous dance track Ronika his local fans had enough of it. They had soldiered on while he made underwhelming music in order to appeal to a broader African market. Collaborations with Jamaican superstar Jah Cure, Mafikizolo from South Africa and Davido from Nigeria had seen him changing his sound and the final result was not impressive at all. Also to note Jah Prayzah was having fewer local shows instead focusing on touring the region. This left a vacuum with his local fans turning to other musicians like Baba Harare to fill the gap.
It seems now Jah Prayzah has taken heed of his fans complaints and advice ahead of upcoming album Chitubu set to be released and launched on 02 November 2018. In an interview with Newsday Jah Prayzah revealed that after listening to his local fans Chitubu will have more of the traditional sound that most Zimbabweans associated him with. On 19 0ctober 2018 he released the title track Chitubu which marked the return to his original sound in a while. The market has received the song quite well.
Also revealed during the interview is that Jah Prayzah will feature Kenyan super group Sauti Sol and Tanzanian musician Rayvanny. I believe Jah Prayzah have chosen his collaborations wisely this time given his biggest came from that region when he collaborated with Diamond Platinumz on Watora Mari. The similarity between Swahili and Shona is what I feel makes it easy for Jah Prayzah to maintain his style which quite good at.