By Portia Sigauke
Former Deputy Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Mazowe South legislator Advocate Fortune Chasi has roped in Botswana based urban groove musician Dr Tawanda (Tawanda Kasaira) in his six track remix album dedicated to the Salvation Army church.
The album is a remix of the Salvation hymn songs, dedicated to the church’s followers and features songs such as Tendai Chete, Moyo Wangu Wasaruda, Tungamirai Jehovha among others.
Honourable Chasi said gospel music was his lifestyle and music was a way to communicate God’s Kingdom message.
“Firstly I am a born again Christian and a member of the salvation army who decided to work with Dr Tawanda on the remix of the salvation army hymn songs so that we could cater for everyone despite one’s religious background,” he said.
Hon Chasi said he chose to work with Dr Tawanda as he was a renowned music producer who released hit songs such as unconquerable which was well received by many people across all ages.
Asked if music production could affect his role as the legislator Hon Chasi said “l always have time for my people as l visit them regularly. They always update me on any developments and challenges they face and l also attend parliamentary sessions always, so my music project is not affecting my work”.
Hon Chasi further divulged that this was his second album after he successfully produced a Zimdancehall album last year featuring award winning artistes such as Killer T, Guspy Warrior and Soul Jah Love.
He said his music creativity was not limited to one genre as he strives to touch lives of different people, age groups and so far his music has had a fair share of airplay and good reception from people.
When asked about his future plans as a musician, Chasi said he wanted to be a fully-fledged musician.
“I am looking forward to be a fully-fledged musician. This is a learning curve and I am learning from these youngsters. I am working on videos and I want to hold live shows in future,” he said.
Honourable Fortune Chasi is a lawyer by profession and says music is not a passion but his love for social commentary.
Honourable Chasi became a member of Parliament in 2013 and was later appointed the Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs in the same year but was later axed from governmnet.