Award-winning American singer, songwriter and choreographer Nicole Mullen is billed to perform in Zimbabwe on September 29 at the One Concert to be held at the Borrowdale Race Course in Harare.
This will be Mullen’s first performance in Zimbabwe.
She will be hosted by Crossline Music and Video. Mullen is popular among Zimbabwean gospel music lovers for her hit track My Reedemer Lives, which is also sung in several churches.
One of the concert’s organisers, Adelle Rowe, yesterday said Mullen will be accompanied by a delegation of seven and will perform alongside Zimbabwean musicians including Herman Chimusoro, Renewal Fellowship Church, Simon Smith and Covenant Praise from New Life.
She will arrive next Monday and leave the following Thursday.
The organisers will also take her on a tour of Harare and plans are in the pipeline to host other big musicians after Mullen as they want to promote gospel musicians in the country by making them interact with international artistes.
Mullen lives for and sings about her strong Christian faith. Her lyrics are cries from the heart, expressed to promote healing in a painful world.
Believing that Christianity is the medicine and cure for the pain, Mullen’s mission is to use the recording studio and the stage to bring God’s message to her listeners.
On her web site, Mullen explains her mission: “Music is a great part of my life – not my whole life. When all is said and done, I’m not the songwriter — God is. He is the music, the symphony, the melody, the lyrics, He is everything.”
Born Aileen Nicole Coleman in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mullen was raised in a family that was both religious and musical.
Mullen’s grandmother taught her as a child that singing was more than using a voice as it also required using one’s body and presence to communicate.
Her albums include Don’t Let Me Go, Wish Me Love, Nicole C. Mullen, Talk About It, Christmas in Black & White, Live from Cincinnati: Bringin’ It Home and Everyday People.