By Sindiso Dube
Songstress Feli Nandi, born Felistas Chipendo, has expressed excitement at being nominated for the National Arts and Merits Award (Nama) and the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima).
Feli Nandi was nominated for the Best Newcomer and Best Female categories at the Namas. At the Zima, the music diva was nominated in the Best Newcomer and Best R‘n’B categories.
The songstress, who is on tour in Cape Town, South Africa, for Valentine’s Day shows said she was energised to produce more music.
“The nomination itself is big, we are super excited about this,” she said.
“We were not expecting it and we are grateful of the support we have been getting from the fans.
‘We have been putting in so much work from what we were doing and getting a nomination is a plus to us.
“It means so much to us and gives us so much power and energy to get into the studio again and produce more music.”
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The Unotyei hit maker said she will release her debut album in April.
“We are in Cape Town for a Valentine’s Day show and 2022 is about travelling and doing more work and doing tours in and outside Zimbabwe as well as being part of more festivals,” she said.
Feli Nandi has collaborated with a number of local artistes, including Trevor Dongo, Batsirai Shasha, Lazzie T, Godfrey Chirau and Progress Chipfumo.
Her collaboration with Dongo, dubbed Mufudzi Wemombe, quickly raised her to stardom.
“I am so happy with the support I have received as a solo artist,” she said.
“We have a great family and great people that support and appreciate my music. My solo journey has been blessed.”