|Known for||Being a gospel musician|
Brian Sibalo was Zimbabwean gospel musician. He is well known for his song “Tinokutendai Baba" and hit albums such as “Revival Time,” “Busa Nkosi,” “Thula Moya,” “Jerusalem,” and “Ndiri Mufambi.” He died at the age of 32 in 1997.
He got his first guitar from his father at the age of five. He was only 18 when he recorded his first album. Sibalo began working with the Golden Gospel Sounds a group made up of the Manyame siblings in 1994 and recorded four albums with them under Zimbabwe Music Corporation (ZMC). Sibalo suffered an early setback when ZMC charged that his first album, “Oh Hallelujah” flopped because he was imitating Freedom Sengwayo. He severed ties with ZMC and went on drop hit after hit under a new stable, RTP.
He worked for ZESA and he was transferred from his base in Gweru to Harare just as his music career began to take shape. This gave him the opportunity to work with session artistes, which made his move to RTP easy. He teamed up with Ray Makahamadze, Bothwell Nyamondera and Peter Mparutsa at the stable.
Apart from being a musician, Sibalo also presented a Radio 3 (now Power FM) programme “Beats with a Message,” . At the time of his death, he was working on “Busa Nkosi.” Peter Mparutsa had to complete the production, with Sibalo’s young brother, Daniel who is also a musician.
- Revival Time
- Busa Nkosi
- Thula Moya
- Sizofika Ezulwini
- Oh Hallelujah
- Ndiri Mufambi (I am a Pilgrim)
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- Sibalo never sang for money, Herald, published: December 16, 2013, retrieved: August 18, 2017