Zimbabwe Profiles People Jah Prayzah Biography: Real Name, Age, Music Career, Political Connections, Chivayo Present

Jah Prayzah Biography: Real Name, Age, Music Career, Political Connections, Chivayo Present

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Jah Prayzah Biography

Jah Prayzah is a musician from Zimbabwe who leads the band Third Generation. His fans and the media call him “Musoja,” which means “soldier” in Shona because he often wears a military uniform when performing. His stage name “Jah Prayzah” comes from his real name “Mukudzeyi,” which means “Praise Him.”

Jah Prayzah Age

The artist was born in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe on the 4th of July 1987. This makes him 37 years of age as of 2024

Jah Prayzah Early Life and Education

Jah Prayzah-Image Source(Instagram)

Jah Prayzah-Image Source(Instagram)

Mukudzeyi Mukombe was born and grew up in Uzumba, Murehwa, a small town that is 95 km away from Zimbabwe’s capital, . He is the youngest of five siblings. When he was young, he enjoyed reading his father’s Shona novels, swimming in the river with his friends, and hunting in the forests. He also enjoyed singing, which he did at school assemblies and church, as well as playing the mbira with his teacher Mupa Musimbe. As he got older, Mukombe’s mbira skills improved, and he became more interested in music. People noticed his natural talent and encouraged him to pursue it.

Mukombe went to Musamhi Primary School and then Musamhi High School in Mutoko, Mashonaland East Province. Later, he moved to Harare to live with his uncle and finished his ordinary and advanced levels of education in the city.

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Chivayo Presents Jah Prayzah with a Lavish $180,000 Mercedes Benz

Jah Prayzah Biography: Real Name, Age, Music Career, Political Connections, Chivayo Present

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Chivayo recently surprised Jah Prayzah with a lavish gift – a $180,000 Mercedes Benz S500. Acknowledging the artist’s legendary status, Chivayo praised Jah Prayzah’s consistent musical contributions and political alignment in hits like ‘Kutonga Kwaro’ and ‘Chiremerera.’ Expressing gratitude, Chivayo thanked him for being the Zimbabwe National Army’s brand ambassador. The businessman gifted the artist the latest 2023 Mercedes Benz as a token of appreciation, stating it was well-deserved. Congratulations were extended to Jah Prayzah in Chivayo’s post, emphasizing the heartfelt nature of the gesture.

Political Connections

Jah Prayzah-Image Source(Instagram)

Jah Prayzah-Image Source(Instagram)

Jah Prayzah has been linked with the ruling party a lot. In 2018, he sang a song called Kutonga Kwaro which then became a national song for the coup that happened. At all the rallies, the song was being sung and played, and people started thinking that he was a spirit medium.

Jah Prayzah’s Wife and Family

Jah Prayzer is married to Rufaro Chiworeso, the person he sang about in his song Rufaro. They have four children, a son, and three daughters. He also has a son from his previous marriage. In 2012, he revealed that his mother blessed him after receiving a US$7,000 present from him on her birthday.

Jah Prayzah’s Music Career

Mukombe started creating music in high school. He first recorded dancehall and reggae tracks with his friends, but they only became popular in his suburb and did not gain national attention. He then recorded contemporary and afro jazz tracks with local producers, releasing singles such as “Sorry Mama” and “Seiko”.

In 2007, he released his first album, Sungano, and later released two more albums, Rudo neRunyararo and Ngwarira Kuparara. The latter was very successful and contained hit songs like “Maria” and “Dande”. In 2013, he won a NAMA award for Song of the Year for his single “Gotchi Gotchi” from his fourth album Tsviriyo. The following year, he released Kumbumura Mhute and won five NAMA awards and two ZIMA awards.

In 2015, he opened a new studio and released his sixth album, Jerusarema. He also collaborated with Tanzanian artist Diamond Platnumz on the hit song “Watora Mari”, which gained millions of views on YouTube and enjoyed massive airplay on music channels.

In 2018, Mukombe released his eighth album, Chitubu, featuring collaborations with African artists such as Patoranking and Sauti Sol. He was nominated for Best Male Artist in Southern Africa at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMAs).

In 2020, he released his other album Hokoyo and then later in 2021 went on to release Gwara. Over the years Jah Prayzah has collaborated with international artists like Makhadzi and Mr Brown.

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  • Gwara (2021)
  • Hokoyo (2020) 
  • Chitubu (2018)
  • Kutonga Kwaro (2017)
  • Mdhara Vachauya (2016)
  • Jerusarema (2015)
  • Kumbumura Mhute (2014)
  • Tsviriyo (2013)
  • Ngwarira Kuparara (2012)
  • Sungano Yerudo (2010)
  • Rudo Nerunyararo (2007)


Jah Prayzah Songs and Music Videos

 Jah Prayzah- Mukwasha

Jah Prayzah ft Yemi Alade- Nziyo Yerudo

 Jah Prayzah- Nyeredzi

 Jah Prayzah- Ticheneke

 Jah Prayzah- Kumahumbwe


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