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the scenes with praise and worship singer Nyaradzo Mashayamombe
July 15, 2009
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did you start singing?
Professional singing was 2004 when I released my first
album. But I have always sung. I have always loved music. I remember
I was always glued to the then 3fm.
did you start in the industry?
There are friends who encouraged me. I then started looking
for recording studios to send a demo tape to. That's how I
from your friends who else encouraged you to be a musician?
My brothers and my mum. She has a great voice and I think
I take after her. My sisters on the other hand were a bit reserved
about me being a musician but now they are so supportive.
did you have to do to finally win them over?
To be honest I carried on doing music and I made sure that
I lived a life of honor. For them seeing me on TV and impacting
and changing other people's lives. They did not have a choice
are the people that mentored you?
There is a certain guy at a certain recording stable called
Stanley Ruziwa. He inputted in my writing skills and right now I'm
under the mentorship of Dudu Manhenga, Anesu Mawoyo, Sam Mataure
,Victor Kunonga; quite a number of people just sit me down and talk
scale of one to ten where would you rate yourself?
7 out of 10 and I'm rising and I'm learning
recognize you as the artist you are?
Yes they do. Its intriguing, humbling and exciting
do you sing praise and worship music?
I praise God because I appreciate that I'm black. I love
that. I just flow with being an African. It's amazing being an African
person. It's fantastic to be an African woman and to praise and
worship God in an African way.
African women make you proud to be African?
We got people like Mama Miriam Makeba, Dudu, Mai Shingisai
Siluma - those are fantastic people you wouldn't trade to
be African for anything else.
do you do your shows?
I do charity shows as well as corporate and church functions.
music as a career?
Music is me. It flows in me. Music, it's a part of
me. Music is always in me; I can't leave it out.
challenges have you faced as a Zimbabwean?
In terms of music it hasn't been a conducive environment
because businesses have been in recession, so it affects everything.
Music would be the last thing anyone would ever think of buying
in hard times so its just been a challenge for everybody but the
day is promising to be bright after all.
advice would you give the fans?
Live life to the fullest and rejoice always and live righteously.
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