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Deborah gets uplifted

DEBORAH

THELMA BWALYA, Lusaka
GOSPEL singer Deborah says it is her prayer that her music will minister to many people in Zambia and abroad through her debut album which she released recently titled Mwanjimya.
Deborah, wife of Pastor Emmanuel Mambo of Mpika Bread of Life Church, says she draws her inspiration from her late father who was a pastor and a musician.
“[He] was a pastor and musician, so I grew up looking at him as my greatest inspiration. I joined the choir at church when I was about 12 years old and since then, I’ve been singing,” she says.
“My music pastor then was pastor Noah Mwansa who was a great singer and worship leader. He inspired me to grow my gift and to desire the Lord even more.”
Deborah says her album, produced by Ben Blazer, has nine songs. Khwima Mkandawire, Enock Kambafwile Mwaba, Mulenga Kabaso, Aaron Kaleshi, Brian Kalumbila Deborah herself contributed song to the album which is in English, Nyanja and Bemba.
Rachel Makwele, Rebecca Makwele, Enock, Lydia and Edward Mhuru have contributed vocals on the album.
Deborah says the album was inspired by Bishop Joe Imakando’s declaration for 2018 as a year of taking over.
“When my father in the Lord declared 2018 as the year of talking over, I felt the theme was a prophetic instruction for me to break the barriers around in the way I was doing things in my life and become more strategic,” she says.
“Among the many things I was set out to do, I felt one of them should be doing an album project beyond the usual church ministry I do. And here we are today by the Grace of God it’s done.
“My prayer is that my music will minister to many people in Zambia and abroad to the glory of God. I will first do a country tour through the church and many other possible means to promote the album, then the launch will follow.”
Deborah was part of the Northmead Mega Choir as one of the lead vocalists. She led one of the songs titled Nazipeleka in the Mega Choir album.

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