NKOLE NKOLE, Lusaka
GERMANY-BASED Afrofusion artiste Yvonne Mwale is back in the country promoting her latest album Msimbi Wakuda, ahead of her first show for the year taking place next month in Austria.
The award-winning artiste Yvonne launched Msimbi Wakuda in Germany last year, making it her third album since forging a solo career as a singer in 2011.
â€œBasically itâ€™s about my life and my experiences as a black woman; all the things I have been experiencing and also it talks a lot about real life stories,â€ she said about the album.
Through it, Yvonne shares a positive message to those who have been through challenging times in their lives.
The 12-track album also features one gospel song called Naitana. Yvonne said she added it especially to appreciate what God has given her.
She has her first concert for the year in Austria on April 12, which she is doing as part of a project under the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Flying Doctors.
The project is aimed at raising awareness on the dangers of female circumcision through spreading the message in different parts of Africa.
â€œWe will be playing in the villages, talking about female circumcision and educating communities,â€ she said.
Yvonne also has two scheduled shows, both in Germany, in June.
Her music has been well received in Germany where she is being managed by her husband Matthias KrÃ¤mer.
She has used music to speak to audiences around Europe, gaining fans through her lyricism, raw storytelling and spiritual sound.
Yvonne performs and records with her own band, comprising seven members and is attached to the label Otone Music in Germany.
While in Zambia, Yvonne plans to promote her music locally via various channels.
â€œWe have been trying to do something but not at the moment,â€ she explained. â€œItâ€™s just good to be here because this is my home, but we need to plan over a period if we are to perform here.â€
Yvonneâ€™s first solo album Kalamatila was released in 2012 under Caravan records.
NKOLE NKOLE, Lusaka