Ellard Cherayi

Ellard Cherayi is a Zimbabwean gospel musician.


Ellard was born in Kadoma.[1]


Ellard Cherayi's wife is Sharon Manyonganise.[2]


Cherayi was born on 24 August.


Cherayi is a holder of a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree from Chinhoyi University of Technology.[1]


Cherayi joined Zimpraise in 2014.

In 2017, Cherayi rejected an offer from South Africa’s most decorated choir, Joyous Celebration, to join the ensemble saying he was not happy with the deal the choir had offered him. Cherayi received the invitation after Joyous Celebration’s co-founder, Jabu Hlongwane, attended Zimpraise’s Season 9 Live DVD recording in Harare in October 2016.

Ellard Cherayi said the other reasons why he could not join Joyous Celebration were that he was not keen to leave Zimpraise and that he had recently married his wife.[2]

Cherayi released his debut album titled Atmosphere of His Presence.[1]



  • Atmosphere of His Presence


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Munyaradzi Madzokere, Zimpraise lead singer collaborates with Jabu Hlongwane, The Standard, Published: January 22, 2017, Retrieved: March 21, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 Precious Chida, Gospel star turns down Joyous Celebration, NewsDay, Published: July 19, 2017, Retrieved: March 21, 2021