11-year old boy set to rock Zim gospel music industry
By TARIRO MASUNDA
AN 11-year old boy from Budiriro, Innocent Tembo aka Innomas, has released a touching gospel single that is set to shake gospel fans.
Entitled Handikwate Mashoko, the track is based on Isiah 54 vs 17 in the Bible which says: No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
In an interview with Zim Community News, his producer PSalts of Goldmint Studios production said the young boy was exceptionally talented to the extent that he had composed the powerful lyrics on his own.
PSalts believes that Innomas is the the next big thing in the Gospel music industry because of his passion for music and the word of God.
“The young man is very talented and if a young man of his age can compose a song like this and sing it and present it in the way that he did, it’s amazing.
“I could perceive that the young man is talented, that is when I decided to try him out in my studio, I asked him to do some freestyles and the creativity that he showed me is the one that inspired me to work with him.”
After working with PSalts, Innomas decided to move away from Zim dancehall genre to sing gospel.
PSalts added that he was now mentoring Innomas and they normally begin their day with Bible scriptures and verses.
Currently, the two are now working on an album to be released this year that will include various African languages and genres.
“Every day we have Bible study, he sends me a chapter from the Bible and then we discuss it over the phone that’s how we are mentoring each other.
“We are working on an album, so this single that has just been released is a teaser for the album and it’s going to be massive, it’s going to be international and we are going to try to bring more genres to satisfy every listener out there”, he added.
“I believe that he is the next big thing in the Gospel music industry as a whole, the way he has passion for the music that speaks of the word of God, his zeal.”
Besides singing, Innomas who is in Grade 6 at Budiriro 4 Primary School, is also passionate about soccer.