THELMA BWALYA, Lusaka & STAFRANCE ZULU, Ndola
FORMER Xploits singer Kapaso, who is also the general manager of the Vodafone JUMP music portal, is this Friday launching her album titled Godfidence at the Hotel InterContinental in Lusaka where she will be supported by other leading gospel musicians who include Pompi, Mag44 and Trinah.
Mutale is calling the launch the ‘Musical Experience’.
“So, the event will start with a JUMP music hour which features the four jump winners [from a competition run by JUMP music]. It will be very interesting to see these people performing at the beginning of the event. It’ll be a powerful music experience,” she says.
“Godfidence is simply an assurance knowing that God will fulfill and being confident of the fact that He who started a good work will bring it to completion. I believe that if we take God by his word and believe in all his promises, we will have a different kind of confidence.
“For me, life has thrown quite a number of things; I think the album is more of an expression of my life journey. In all, I learned to depend on God as a mother and father and everything that I am and have become to this day is all because of God.
“So, the album is mainly about steering up hope, encouragement, edifying and provoking that faith that moves mountains. Confidence can come from human effort but I believe Godfidence is beyond what human beings can do.”
The album, on which she has also worked with Vincent Bones, the Idols South Africa Season 10 winner, has been produced by Mag44, Radio Café and Church Solomon Plait. It took about three years for the 14-track album, which has songs like Jesu, Believe (Nikulupilila), Gogoda featuring Mag44, Forever and Ngoma Zilile featuring Pompi, to be completed.
Mutale is currently working on a video with Vincent Bones, but has already done a video for the song Make a Difference.
Meanwhile, Sechelanji may not be a name known to the likes of Vincent Bones, but for those that love good talent, they must look out for the Chingola-born gospel singer’s debut album titled Imwilu Yisuke.
Sechelenji Jesse Namuchimba, who is based d in Ndola, is finalising her 10-track album which is being produced by Moses, a member of Peace Preacherz at their studio called Co-pilot Inter10nment and Sydney de Captain’s Studio known as Might Clan in Lusaka.
In the album, Sechelanji is not only preaching the good news but also speaks to herself and others about her life experiences.
The 10 songs have different types of rhythm with the title track Imwilu Yisuke done in Kalindula version while Ndemikabila, Mwikateni Yesu, and Tulekabila are worship songs. The other songs on the album are Eko Aba, Musumbulwe and Don’t Cry are in Mutwashi) a newly coined term for some sound) beats.
The 25-year-old artiste features the Peace Preacherz on the title track Imwilu Yisuke and Ndemikabila on which Clergy also makes an appearance. On Musumbulwe, she features Claud while Sydney de Captain features on Don’t Cry and Potiphar Phundu on Mwikateni Yesu.
Five of Sechelenji’s songs are already on video including the title-track which is already showing on the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC).
Inspired by American author, televangelist, and singer Juanita Bynum, Sechelenji studied counseling and deliverance at Bible Bethel College in Ndola before taking up a teaching course at Kitwe Institution of Teacher Education in Kitwe.