BY TINOTENDA SAMUKANGE
Zimbabwe’s rising gospel diva Tsitsi Kudita, based in South Africa, is elated about releasing her fifth album titled My Heart after a series of other successful projects over the years.
In an interview with Standard Style, Kudita said she was overjoyed by how things had turned out to be in her musical career and life in general.
“I am so excited about my forthcoming project, it is really in ‘my heart’ as the title suggests. My journey was not very easy, doubling careers, travelling to and from Zimbabwe to record and raising kids at the same time, but I am glad grace found me” she said.
“It is life that teaches and results that explain. At some point I faced too much of critics and discouragement with some people saying ‘magitare haabhadhare [music does not pay],’ but I just remained steadfast to my belief and today here I am.”
Kudita has for the past years hit the limelight with breathtaking albums that received extensive airplay and has attributed her early success story to the late Chamhembe hit maker TBA, who produced her first album in 2006.
“I had a memorable time recording my first album in 2006, working with the late TBA. It was an amazing experience. May his soul rest in peace! The responses were very overwhelming than I expected, I realised God had made it,” she said
“Having started music at the tender age of six and singing in the national praise and worship moulded my character and boosted my staging confidence.”
In a move to uplift other gospel lovers and artistes, she recently launched an online gospel show titled Simply Gospel, which she says targets reaching out to the lost souls and pride that usually strikes gospel artistes.
Kudita has had the privilege to share the stage with high-profile names such as Bishop TD Jakes, Zaza Mokhethi, Bishop John Francis and Bishop Tudor Bismarck.