Agatha celebrates 15 years in showbiz

HARARE - Gospel songstress Agatha Murudzwa-Ndembera is celebrating 15 years in the gospel music ministry with a new studio album The Living Word.

The latest and 10th offering from the Press On hit-maker will be unveiled on September 28 at Anashe Restaurant in the capital.

Murudzwa described her 15-year musical journey as “very educative”.

“Some of the life lessons I leant from the gospel music industry include self-control, valuing other people’s efforts; it was a character building journey,” the mother of four told the Daily News.

“I also learnt that I am a vessel used to accomplish certain missions by God hence no need to complain about, when, where and how to execute the assignment.”

Murudzwa has no regrets in life.

“I do not have regrets at all and actually more interesting and good things are yet to come,” she said.

From all her nine studio albums released so far, Murudzwa singled out her 2013 project No Pain No Gain as her best creative piece of work hitherto.

“I wrote the album under pressure as I was planning for my wedding. Surprisingly, the album came out to be a bomb. I can’t stop listening to songs such as Anoita Seasingakuoni and Zororai Murugare which are on the album,” she said.

Murudzwa is now looking forward to reap big in the industry.

“Completing 15 years in the music industry is not a joke. I am praying everyday to be financially blessed by God now. I want to drive posh cars and own properties among others.

“However, I can’t complain about the life I am leading as of now. I am not lacking but I am just aiming higher,” she said.

In 2016, Murudzwa released an album titled Breakthrough, and this comes after she launched a stable running under the name Faith Sounds Music (FSM) meant to identify and nurture artistic talent especially from marginalised areas.

“The project was a dream that came true; it was a breakthrough for me. It was my wish since I ventured into music to have a musical stable and I am happy that I have managed to set one,” Murudzwa said.

“I started music in small communities and I know how hard it is to record an album and manage to breakthrough as it is not all about recording but also marketing the product.

“With the label FSM we intend to identify and nurture artistic talent from different parts of the country ... and this is the reason why I titled my latest album Breakthrough,” she said.

Growing up in Mutare, some of the singer’s albums include Fambai Neni, Ndimi Mwari, Ngatitye Mwari, Upenyu Hwangu, Mwari Anotiona, Press On, No Pain No Gain and Grace Period among others.

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