By Sindiso Dube
Bulawayo gospel artiste Mehluli Moyo (pictured right) says it had to take the Covid-19 inspired lockdown for him to realise his 20-year-old dream of releasing his debut single.
The 45-year-old singer, dropped his debut single Mayenzek’intando Yakho, which aptly means “may your will be done”.
The single will be followed by five more tracks that will form a full body of work.
The track composition features David Mabhena on the bass, Erastuys Nleya on drums, Samuel Mabhena on the keyboard, and Ray Solo on guitars.
Moyo leads the vocals with backing vocals from Vusumuzi Mangena and Nkosi Herman Nyoni.
“I have been singing in church for more than 20 years and it only took this scary moment where we are living in a pandemic like Covid-19 to make me realise that I had to start recording and releasing music for people. The lockdown made me realize my potential better, it made me see things differently and I am glad that I have managed to come up with a single that ministers to the magnitudes as it has always been my goal to preach and minister through music to a broader community, beyond my church community,” he said.
Moyo added that modern gospel music had ceased appealing to the older generation.
“I have discovered that modern ways of worship and new churches have made gospel music more new school and appealing to the younger generation. It’s a global change and I am not taking anything away from that, but I am simply coming in to cover that gap. My music will cater for everyone that praises and worships the Lord Jesus Christ — the young, families and the old,” he said.
Moyo said he gets inspiration from the late South African artiste Sfiso Ncwane.