For someone who has been in the country once, bringing the rest of her family, including her father and mother, is a clear sign that she was somehow struck by the response she got from local music lovers.
Mullen performed at the Borrowdale Race Course in September last year in a show that turned out to be an emotional affair between the musicians and her fans.
She was seeing her Zimbabwean fans for the first time but the attachment she created was exceptionally spectacular.
Now, as she returns to meet her fans once again, there are similarities and differences between her previous visit and the current one. Mullen is expected to stage two shows at Celebration Centre on Saturday and Sunday.
On her first visit, she only came for one experimental show but now she has lined up two shows (in fact, it was initially three shows before the Bulawayo one was cancelled after the venue was said to no longer host musicals). Organiser of the tour, Pastor Herman Chimusoro, said the musician would have separate playlists for the shows, which makes it possible and exciting for fans to attend both concerts.
“She has planned two different playlists for the two shows. What people will hear Saturday is completely different from what she has planned for Sunday,”said Chimusoro.
He said Mullen would this time spend 12 days in the country, visiting various places in and outside Harare to get a better picture of the country.
“After an exciting encounter with gospel music fans on her first visit, Nicole felt that she should bring her family to spend more time in the country and enjoy the warmth that greeted her when she was here for just two days,” said Chimusoro.
He said the musician would visit Victoria Falls and spend three days in the resort town, discovering the natural scenes and fellowshipping with people in the town and its peripheries.
Mullen is coming with a full band and will take her time to unveil her latest album titled Captivated to local fans. The album was released early this month and local fans will be among the lucky followers to sample the album live on stage, less than a month after its release.
The gifted singer is popular internationally for her song My Redeemer but she proved that there is more up her sleeve when she gave a memorable performance on her first visit.
On both shows at Celebration Centre, she will be supported by Linecrosser Reagge Crew, Covenant Praise and Celebration Choir, among others.