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I feel blessed listening to other female gospel artists, says Ivy Kombo

Gospel songstress — Ivy Kombo — has opened up on how she feels about other female artists the likes of Janet Manyowa, Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave and Carol Mujokoro.

In an interview with Gem Nation News, Ivy spoke highly of other female artists saying she felt blessed when she listens to their music.

“Oh! Wow . . . I feel blessed and I remember listening to Janet Manyowa as I lay in bed. I love them all Fungisai, Janet, Carol Mujokoro and Elizabeth their music soothes the soul,” she said.

The Nguva Yakwana hitmaker who is returning to mainstream music scene after a 14-year-sabbatical, has a new upcoming album titled Like Mt Zion.

The eight-track studio album produced at MacDonald MacDee Chidavaenzi studios, is as refreshing as it is soothing.

The music and the feel has changed but she has maintained her authenticity as a gospel artist.

One of the plug tracks off that album — Ndiyaniko was inspired by the recent disaster when hundreds of people in Chimanimani and Chipinge were wiped out by Cyclone Idai.

The song is jazzy and slow tempo but it is a good listen considering that Ivy has brought out that lyrical prowess that she is known for.

Ivy is back home with a view to relaunching the popular Nguva Yakwana Concert scheduled for November 16 in Harare.

She is also expected to launch Behind the Lyrics, a project that aims to impart music knowledge to musicians young and old.

The project which will be held in the build up to the Nguva Yakwana is aimed at giving female musicians the knowhow on music and family.

“In Zimbabwe female musicians face a number of challenges and one of them being that they are wives and performing artists.

“When the marriage is having challenges so does their career. This is where we need to separate issues because it doesn’t mean that if marriage is not working so is their talent. And Zimbabwean fans tend to hate the artist and then look elsewhere either in South Africa where even the same challenges face the artists. This is what we need to change,” she said.

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