By Thomas Faranando
Twelve years old Kadoma gospel artist Shalesha Musiyamhanje has released her debut single track titled Amazing.
The launch was done last Saturday at a well-attended event organized by
Dimensional Worship Foundation, the church she attends.
Amazing was produced by Pastor Ishmael Zingapeta at Zing Studios in Kadoma, with the support from her Pastor Elias Dismas of Dimensional Worship Foundation.
In an interview with this publication, Shalesha said she went to record this song because Jesus has been doing amazing things in her life and her family hence she titled the song ‘Amazing’.
“God has done amazing things in my life,” Shalesha said.
“While we were born to live, Jesus was born to die for us. This song is the beginning of my musical career.”
Shalesha said she minsters the word of God through music. She added that music is a very effective way of reaching out at lost souls because the audience is already available.
“Gospel music encourages people to grow closer to Christ, so it my, and other gospel artists’, responsibility to sing for the Lord Jesus Christ,” she said.
Her mother, Precious Musiyamhanje who is also a gospel musician, encouraged parents to support their children’s talents while at the same time helping them balance both books and talents since both mattered.
“It is the duty of parents to support our children in whatever they are good at. I have supported my Shaleshaa’s singing talent since she was five years old,” said the ever-smiling Precious.
At school Shalesha said Tafadzwa Primary School staff is very supportive, especially her class teacher Mrs Mataidza who happens to be her number one fan.
“Mrs Mataidza is my number one fan. She says my voice is beautiful and always advices me to go to the studio to record. She believes in me and I trust and respect her advice,” said the young and promising Shalesha.
“This project has been a long time in the making and I am indebted to a number of people who have encouraged us and who have contributed to this project in some way. This project is much better because of their contributions, she said.
“I am particularly grateful to a number of people who helped me make sure that the message of this song is clear, undesirable, and I hope, not offensive. While it’s always dangerous to single out individual efforts, I greatly appreciate my mother for giving me hope to sing this song and Dimensonal Worship Foundation members for their support and advice,” she said.
TOP PIC: File pic of a young gospel singer on stage