SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean singer Lingiwe Nyamande, who was inspired by the death of her mother to venture into music, has released her second eight-track album titled Mukombe Wangu.
The 46-year-old Nyamande’s new album was co-produced by seasoned musician and guitarist Clive Mono Mkundu and Dereck Mpofu.
The album, which is a blend of afro-jazz and contemporary Zimbabwean music comes at the success of her debut album Amai in 2012.
In an interview, Nyamande said she was not born a musician, but only became a recording artiste three weeks after the death of her mother in 2012.
“As I was growing up my passion was not in music, but the death of my mother saw me penning my first song Fambai Zvakanaka which I recorded using my cellphone.
“The song, which appeals to everyone and to those whose mothers have departed, gave birth to my musical journey as I went on to release my first six-track album called Amai,” said Lingiwe.
The Shurwugwi-bred musician believes her album with an afro-jazz feel is bound to make waves on the music scene.
“I am confident that Dereck and Mono Mkundu’s vast experiences as producers will contribute to the success of this album.”
Tracks on the album are title track Mukombe Wangu, Muroora Wangu, Hello Africa, Gamba Rangu, Huya Mweya Mutsvene, One By One, Munondida Chete and Murudo.
The song Muroora Wangu is a tribute to my sister-in-law for her unwavering support during the time when my mother was ill.
Hello Africa is a track that celebrates being an African citizen and all the resources within the continent.
In the song Huya Mweya, Nyamande is calling for God’s guidance in people’s lives despite life’s hardships.
In Gamba Rangu, Nyamande is giving acknowledgement to the mothers for their role of looking after the family among other duties.
Nyamande is currently following her late father’s footstep who was also a well-renowned school choir master for many years.