NIGERIAN gospel star, Ada Ehi, landed yesterday afternoon ahead of her live concert tomorrow at the Harare International Conference Centre.

Ada Ehi will be supported by local gospel artists – Michael Mahendere, Janet Manyowa, Everton Mlalazi, Nyasha Mutonhori – along with the gospel couple Sharon and Ellard Cherayi.

In an interview with H-Metro upon arrival, the gospel diva said she was elated to be in the country and looking forward to the concert.

“My message to my fans will always be ‘Jesus,’ He is alive and I’m looking forward to collaborating with my fellow ministers in the gospel.

“I’m so excited to be here and am looking forward to Saturday night, am expecting family time and Jesus time. 

“I have always wanted to be in Zimbabwe. 

“Zimbabwe has been one of the popular nations in Africa.

“I have been helped by God, so when I talk about ‘Jesus time’ my music speaks to people and I hope it changes lives.”

She said Africa was home, no matter where she was.

“Africa is like one country, we face similar challenges,” she said.

“I have experienced different tribes, I have been welcomed in all corners of Africa.

“This concert is an opportunity for me, it’s not a little thing that your songs get to be everywhere, so it’s a big thing.

“We are getting ready for new music, we just finished recording some of the tracks.

“If you are singing gospel you have to know Jesus, you cannot represent gospel music without knowing Jesus, let Him know you first before you preach His gospel through music.

“I’m here to spread the gospel, teach Jesus, spread the love and be open for collaborations,” she said.

Speaking during the press conference, Gateway Stream Media manager, Elton Kurima, said:

“When you look at Ada as a Ministry, she has shared that she is going to preach the gospel through music.

“Set up has already been done and she is going to do a sound check tomorrow (today). 

“The concert is going to start exactly at 1pm,” he said

The internationally-acclaimed artist will be performing in the country for the first time as a solo artist since 2017.

Six years ago, she performed at the  National Sports Stadium as part of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s entourage for the Global Worship and Communion Service.