BY OBERT SIAMILANDU
WHILE the COVID- 19 pandemic has ravaged families the world over, it came as a blessing in disguise to South African based-Zimbabwean gospel diva Gloria Changaza Mutombodzi who launched her career last year at the time the pandemic had taken its toll.
Mutombodzi has three singles, Zvamunogona, Ndiye Jesu and Thank You Lord.
In an interview with NewsDay Life &Style, Mutombodzi says COVID -19 induced lock downs accorded her time to concentrate more on her music.
“The pandemic came with lots of lockdowns meaning I had more time to focus on what I wanted to write about. It was also a wakeup call, I thought to myself what if I don’t make it out of this pandemic alive, what if I don’t have any more time because I have been procrastinating for so long. So I took this as my last chance to do what I have always wanted to do, which is pursuing my music career.”
“Also the pandemic took people to social media a lot so I took advantage of this phase and created my YouTube Channel and Facebook Page for Gloryah Musiq this also gave me some exposure and got a few people following me on these pages and encouraging me to keep going.”
Mutombodzi said her music brought healing to the spirit as testified by multitude of followers.
“I have had some people coming to my inbox on Facebook telling me that my music brings healing to the spirit. One person in particular said she actually believes she got healed after listening to some of my worship sessions,” she said.
“I just prayed to God and said, Lord this thing seems to be bigger than me, but whatever you want to do through me do it Lord. So I believe it’s only the beginning, there is a greater Glory where God wants to take people through my music and I am just waiting expectantly too like everyone else who listens to my music.”
Mutombodzi said she is overwhelmed by the support she is receiving.
“I have received support from places where I did not expect. I believe that as long as God is in it no matter where I am, I carry that same ministry with me everywhere after all we are all God’s children,” she said.
Born in Bulawayo and bred in Harare, Mutombodzi started singing at a very tender age where she would lead songs at Sunday school.
She is currently a worship leader together with her husband and they are blessed with two children.
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