‘My background inspires my music’

7 February 2017

Lucia Zimunya
Lucia Zimunya

THE gospel music industry has been blessed with a new voice.

Lucia Zimunya has joined the industry with a debut eight track album Ndiri Mukundi which is set to hit the airwaves.

Tracks on the album include the title track Ndiri Mukundi, Tsitsi Hedzi, Chinyarara Moyo Wangu and You are Faithful.

Going by the trade name Mai Zimunya, the singer says the album is a reflection of her background.

“This is my first studio album but it does not mean I have not been doing music. I started way back in high school then continued singing in church (AFM)” she said.

The album, recorded at Monolio Studios will be launched on February 18 at the HICC VIP Lounge, supported by fellow gospel singers such as Michael Mahendere.

The launch will also be broadcast on Star FM.

“We will be launching the album on February 18 at the HICC VIP lounge. We will be supported by Minister Mahendere, Nyasha Chiangwa, Abigail Dhemba and SilenceShasha. Everyone is welcome to see what we have been working on. This is something to look forward to,” she said.

The singer says she hopes to establish her name in the gospel music fraternity.

“This is my message even to other musicians, aim to be your own person. Even if you are inspired by someone, do not aim to be them. I want to be my own person and that is what I want to achieve,” she said.

Speaking on her musical journey, she said her growing up inspired her music hence the title Ndiri Mukundi.

“I grew up the hard way but with God I sailed through. This is the message in the album that with God all things are possible despite your background,” she said.

Mai Zimunya said one of the tracks Chinyarara Moyo Wangu is a dedication to her late mother and uncle who died in 2013.

“That is an emotional song, dedicated to my late mother and uncle Bennie. They died in 2013 and that was a heart-breaking year for me,” she said.

Backed by the Spirit Of Worship, Mai Zimunya said they hope to start live shows.

“After the album launch we hope to be starting live shows. I feel we are ready to showcase what we have been working on,” she said.

Mai Zimunya said she hopes to release another album before year end.

She further hailed her husband Kuziva for the support he has rendered her in her career.

“My husband has been my pillar of strength. He is the one who has supported us, sponsored the project and I thank him for that,” she said.