Jah Prayzah Biography: Age, Family, Jobs, Songs, Controversy, Cars, Networth

As a young boy Jah Prayzah enjoyed reading, writing and singing. While nurturing and improving upon his abilities he felt inspired to pursue his passion for music which was encouraged by many people around him who could see that it was a natural gifting he carried.

He later studied in Harare and completed his ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels.

He is now a popular musician and the lead member in the contemporary Zimbabwean band Third Generation and is known by his fans as Musajo, which is Shona for “soldier” that he acquired through his signature military attire. 

Jah Prayzah Age

Jah Prayzah was born in Uzumba, Zimbabwe on the 4th July 1987. His birth name is Mukudzeyi Mukombe. Mukudzeyi, meaning “Praise Him”, was the inspiration behind his stage name Jah Prayzah.

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Jah Prayzah Family

Jah Prayzah is the last born in a family of 5 children born to John Mukombe and Shirley Savannhu. His siblings are Joe, Chamu (passed away in 2005), Simba and Lydia.

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He is married to Rufaro Chiworeso whom he sang about in his song Rufaro and with whom he has a son, Mukudyezi Junior and 3 daughters, Keanna, Kayla and Kelly.

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Jah Prayzah Jobs 

Jah Prayzah is not simply the musician that millions love and adore, but he is also a philanthropist, author, brand ambassador and an artist manager. He started composing music in his earlier years as a high school student and recorded dancehall and reggae music with his friends. 

His music career took off in 2005 and by 2007 he had released his first commercial album, Sungano. Jah Prayzah has also been live on Zimpapers TV Network Sports Facebook and Youtube pages. 

Jah Prayzah Songs and Albums

His band Third Generation have popular Albums like Sungano Yerudo and Mdhara Vachauya. Some of his other albums are Chitubu, Kutonga Kwaro, Jerusarema and Tsviriyo to name a few. 

His most recently popular songs are Dzamutsana and Chikomo, both from his 2018 album Chitubu.  

Jah Prayzah Controversy

Jah Prayzah has stirred up controversy surrounding Tanya Chikuni a former ‘Miss Curvy Zimbabwe’ and who stars in Jah Prayzah’s latest single. The two were seen posing cozily in pictures together. The images did their rounds grabbing attention on social media much to the dismay of his fans, once they had realized it was not Rufaro, his wife.

He is not new to such speculation regarding his cozying up to other women though, in 2015 images surfaced that found him with former ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushwaya.  

However, Jah Prayzah and his wife seem to have a united front, continuing on with their promotional videos of the song Sadza Ne Muriwo.

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Another scandal involving Jah Prayzah surrounding women comes with a bit of a twist as the musician has been accused of being sexist. 

This follows Jah Prayzah’s song release titled Fambai Nebhora which was a dedication to the Zimbabwean national soccer team.

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The track was released a few hours prior to the Warriors Africa Cup of Nations opening match against Egypt.

A nation wide uproar from the Zimbabwean women came about on Friday, claiming that the lyrics were offensive, irresponsible and degrading to women. They feel that it should have been banned due to the objectifying nature of the lyrics. In the song Jah Prayzah says, “tovanzvenga sevarandakadzi” [we dribble them like women slaves] and later says ‘tovapfekedza pitikoti, mapitokoti [we make them wear petticoats].

The song was condemned by the Zimbabwean Gender Commission yesterday in an issued statement saying, “And this is how as a society we perpetuate stereotypes that demean women. And we model sexist values that have made the successes of Mighty Warriors largely invisible.”

Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mushapaidze could not be reached for a comment on this matter.

The musician himself however does not believe that there is anything controversial about his song Nhabvu which he sang for the Warriors. Jah Prayzah adamantly stated that it was meant to boost morale and inspire confidence and certainly not to offend anyone, especially women.

“Firstly, I think you cannot have everyone loving every song regardless of the message, the song was sexualized by some people but they were lyrics to give support to the Warriors. Lyrics of the track Nhabvu were derived from most popular songs which have been sung in high schools for years kubhora and people would actually dance and rally behind their teams. Even some of my hit songs have received a lot of criticism so people will always criticize,” said Jah Prayzah

The Military Touch Movement leader has come out defending Jah Prayzah saying that people should take note of songs Jah Prayzah has sung that actually empower women.

“I have Chengetedza, Seke Mutema and a lot of other songs I have done which empowers women so at times people must not be looking into negatives, lets just support our Warriors,” said Jah Prayzah. 

Jah Prayzah Cars

Jah Prayzah seems to be a Mercedes man, sporting not only the Mercedes S Class, but also a Black Merc. It doesn’t stop there though, he also owns a Black Range Rover that he has been pictured enjoying on a few occasions.

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While rumors have been making their rounds regarding his indulgence at the cost of people under his employ like Goyeti, his former backing vocalist who has since left the group, his manager, Keen Mushapaidze has fervently insisted that their parting was completely amicable.

 Jah Prayzah Net Worth, 

At the tender age of 32, Jah Prayzah has already raked up an approximate net worth of $1M. Sources say that his income is in most part due to his success in the music industry. 

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Written by:
ZIMBOlebs Team