GOSPEL GROOVES with FELIX NYAMBE
GOSPEL musician Stan Chipuma has just released his sixth career album titled Ishina Lyenu, a 10-track album that is a follow-up on last year’s collection Prophecy.
Filled with more worship than praise tunes, save for Favour, his collaboration with Ephraim (the son of Africa) on the song Favour, Stan’s new CD seems to continue with the theme of declaring his allegiance to his creator, just like his previous five projects.
Stan has delivered some life-changing songs for the heart, mind and soul.
Apart from Ephraim, Stan has also worked with Abel Chungu Musuka on the song Umulopa. Veteran guitarist Ben Miti offers some additional instruments while Ben Blazer’s studio was responsible for the production.
“The album is full of worship hits such as Emwali with its video already showing on most local television channels,” explained Stan.
The album opens with Umulopa on which Stan cries out to God to wash him in the precious blood of Jesus.
The songs Takwaba and Favour are both tunes of declaration where the singer acknowledges that there is no God like Jehovah because with his presence in your life, you are guaranteed of His over-flowing blessings and mercies.
On Takwaba, Stan prods God to open his eyes and ears so that he could see His mighty and hear His voice, which speaks good things in his life. The song features little known female gospel songbird Jane.
And in order for the Lord to make us whole while we are still alive, Stan says we need to offer ourselves to God as he sings in the song Mwe Lesa.
“I am talking about God using me to His glory. I offer my heart so that I can praise Him while I am still alive,” he says.
On the song Emwali, Stan also declares that the Lord is his strength and no matter the situations, he shall fear no evil.
“When God lives in you and you live in Him, you shall not lack, for as long as you seek His presence with all your heart,” he says. These words are confidently found in one of his songs titled Nimuli Imwe.
Concluding the album are the songs Muli Bakulu (featuring Lisa) and Alapita. On the latter, Stan prods all believers to be still and know that He is God while the former is an exaltation song which takes us into believing that the Lord is a God of mercies, which endure forever.
Stan’s previous albums include Kwateni Inshila (1999), which yielded the song Ipusukilo Nimuli Yesu, Mweo Wandi (2008), which contained such songs like Nshalenekela, Ntungululeni and Mulambakilila.
Others are Double Double (2010), Victory (2012), which brought us Unprecedented Blessings and Prophecy (2016).