Jonathan Wutawunashe
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"Jonathan Wutawunashe: A Diplomatic Approach to World Music"

Though western influences permeate (his) music, echoes of Africa are always present as well. - Keyboard

"Married Couples Storm Entertainment Industry"

Celebrated Gospel music couple Jonathan and Shuvai Wutawunashe are a shining example to the Christian world of music. - The Daily News

"Family Singers Release New Album"

Popular gospel group, the Family Singers, have released a new album, The Preacher, which has already been hailed by many as characteristically mature, musically polished and universally accessible...appeals across the generational divide with its directness and simplicity.... - The Herald


The Preacher, Shine On, Watching Children, Vana Vanokosha, To Be a Christian, The Best, Ordinary Guy, Glorious, African Praise, Hymns, Songs That Changed My Life, Better Place......



Jonathan started off as a solo guitar-and-vocal act in the late 1970s, recording 7-singles that captivated radio audiences with their strong lyrics, clear Gospel message and a voice that some said reminded them of Jim Reeves.

A shared love of message music played a large part in drawing Jonathan close to Shuvai, who was to become his wife in 1981. The couple went into the studio as a duet, and audiences fell in love with the result. Spurred on by that momentum, Jonathan and Shuvai got together with a few friends and launched The Family Singers, a group that was to authoritatively define the Gospel music idiom in Zimbabwe, and to influence the direction of the genre in the Southern African region.

Members of the Family Singers also compose and release songs as individual artists, and get together on group projects, which include an annual show titled Family Singers and Friends, which attracts stellar performances from all over the world.

Jonathan's songs are used in radio rotations and as themes for television. Cover versions of some of these songs have been released in Africa, Europe and North America. His music has caught the attention of industry magazines like Keyboard, and of wide-circulation newspapers like The Washington Post. But Jonathan says what thrills him most is to hear testimonies of people who say that God said something to them through songs he has written.