Gospel music sermon with The Master
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries gospel music minister Faith Charowa Jumba has expressed confidence that her time to shine on the local music stage has now arrived following the release of her latest album Jerusalem.
Charowa Jumba told Standard Style that she was blessed to be a part of the PHD Ministries praise and worship team, Yadah Voices, and that had helped to define her music career as she was now more focused.
“Without grace, you can’t go anywhere. Therefore, I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be in Yadah Voices,” she said.
“I also take this opportunity to thank my prophet, Walter Magaya, for leading the way and helping in nurturing great musicians that are coming out of our ministry such as Amen Chifamba, among others.”
Charowa Jumba described the seven-track offering, Jerusalem, as filled with the experience she had gained from the great musicians she had worked with over the years since she began her music career in 2006.
The humble musician thanked God for giving her the opportunity to work as a backing vocalist for respected artistes such as Mercy Mutsvene and pastors Charles and Olivia Charamba, among others.
She has also shared the stage with big international artistes such as South Africans Deborah Frazer, Benjamin Dube and Rebecca Malope.
“I started my music journey in 2006 as a backing vocalist and worked with popular musicians Mercy Mutsvene, Baba and Mai Charamba, Tatenda Mahachi and Apostle Marisa,” she said.
“To me, Mercy Mutsvene is more than a sister, while the Charambas are my parents who have built me up in my musical journey.”
Charowa Jumba decided to go solo in 2014 and went on to release her debut album titled Murevi Wenhema.
“My latest album is called Jerusalem, that has seven tracks which are doing well on several local radio stations,” she said.
Her favourite song is the title track Jerusalem and she has also included the track Mureviwenhema among new songs such as Hamani, Nyarara Kuchema, I’m Going Higher, Mudzimai Weunhare and Munotichengeta.
Charowa Jumba said she was comfortable with singing different genres as long as that helped in her divine mission to bring people closer to God.
She also advised upcoming artistes, especially female musicians, to remain focused and invest their time and energy to produce a good product that can compete on the market.
“Let us keep on working hard, and not be distracted by any negativity which we may come across in this cut-throat music business,” she said.
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