BY SHARON SIBINDI
Zanele “Uzah” Manhenga, a member of the all-female award-winning music group, Nobuntu, has shared her joy of being a mother.
The poet-cum-singer says the new baby girl, who was delivered last year, has compelled her to adjust to a new lifestyle.
She named the baby Nomagolide Kwandokuhle Pearl Tshuma.
“I am having a great time and I feel like the days are just passing by fast. Late night feeds are real,” Manhenga told Standard Style.
“She is really a peaceful baby and has made my experience not so hectic.”
Manhenga said she has managed to occupy herself during the Covid-19-induced lockdown through being a mum.
“l am a full-time baby-sitter. I think without this pandemic, it’s something that could not have happened. So, I am doing it knowing that in the event the pandemic goes away and normalcy returns, l won’t be around for her. In the meantime, she is what occupies my days,” she said.
“I pray even more for God to keep me so that I see this person grow up to be a strong and beautiful woman. I now find a reason to be happy most of the time.”
While most musicians write songs for their first-born children, for Uzah, she penned the song while the baby was in her tummy.
“She had songs when she was in the tummy. She has a song the day she was born and she has a song about her name. Yah, I write about her so much,” she said.