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Rachael Nanyangwe’s faith in Jesus pays off

GOSPEL GROOVES with FELIX NYAMBE
MULTIPLE award-winning gospel diva Rachael Nanyangwe’s much anticipated DVD Rachael & The Elect is finally out.
It might have taken the singer four years to release it, but the wait is worthwhile as the new project is set to minister her flock “live on stage”.
As expected, Rachael, one of the most inspiring ministers of the gospel, has included songs from her two previous albums and something “fresh” from her forthcoming 2015 album.
The thanksgiving song titled Namitotela and a series of other hits from her maiden collections, make up the medley and Intro hymns of her collections.
Others, such as You Are Holy are from Ulukuta and Nu-Chapter, her debut and second albums, respectively.
These include the uplifting tune Mulungu Wamayanko, Aliwama (lesa eka cema wandi), Sundowny and Fyonse Ifyandi, which are all taken from her award-winning Nu-Chapter album.
Rachael, who was recently on a month-long tour of the UK where she performed at the main event of the “Jubilee celebrations” in Sheffield, has also formed his own outfit – The Elect band.
She performed in London and Manchester under the invitation of the Oasis of Hope and the Zambian community living in London.
Rachael debuted on the Christian music arena in 2006 with an amazing effort titled Ulukuta, which instantly culminated in the young gospel minister to scoop two prestigious CHAPRO awards.
With this extraordinary feat set before her, the former Chingola High School pupil who started singing at a tender age of nine set her eyes on the Ngoma Awards.
And true to her sheer determination and consistency on the gospel music scene, Rachel was named the Best Female Performer during the 2010 edition.
In the same year, Rachael scored a double by releasing her second album titled Nu-Chapter and wed her long time sweetheart Edwin Kabeba, thus opening a new chapter in her family life.
In 2003, Rachael, from Bishop Harrison Sakala’s Tabernacle of David Assemblies of God, was unanimously declared the overall winner during the M-Net Pop Idols (Zambia), and this hugely instilled some unwavering confidence in her.
“It was such an amazing experience that I will always cherish,” she said.
The year 2005 was probably another milestone in Rachael’s career as she set out to record some uplifting rhythms with a group called Cherubs under Tyme Lyne label.
Rachael, a former National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) student, was credited for contributing five songs to Cherubs’ maiden project including Swilila, Ulaboola and Chibusa.
Her debut album Ulukuta was, thus, inevitable and brought us the songs Swilila, Elyo Nchili, Lesa Wandi, Know That I Love You and Testimony.
Excited by the success of Ulukuta, Rachael was still not in a hurry to return to the recording studio but when she did, she simply opened a new chapter in her ministry.
The Nu-Chapter album was not only a defining chapter for her, but a true revelation in the Kingdom of God. The album won her a nomination during the 2010 Born & Bred award.
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