Entertainment - Date: 05 September 2021
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1266
Voice Tsilatsila, the talented singer from Tshilamba Lukau village at Mutale, released her latest soul-inspiring double-disc album, titled Ndiya u tenda (You Remain God), a fortnight ago.
The first disc comprises seven tracks, while the second one has eight.
Ndiya u tenda tells about the many miracles that Jesus performed and the power of the cross as depicted in the New Testament. “As for me, I still believe in the Jesus of yesterday, today and forever,” she said.
The song Ndo Fulufhela encourages people to put their hope in God all the time. “Despite the harsh times of our lives, and despite the lack of jobs, we need to always believe in God; that He listens and answers his children,” she said. “It’s a fact of life that we will encounter hard situations in our time here on earth, but we need to fix our eyes on God.”
When Voice Tsilatsila is not busy studying the Word of God and praying, she spends her time writing songs. Her music journey had started in 2001 when Bishop SK Netshisaulu invited her to join the worship team, BAC Worshippers, at the Bethlehem Apostolic Church. “From that day on, I have not looked back. I started taking my singing seriously,” she said.
Her musical talent was shaped by her mentor, Mr Hani Mutele. “He’s a very humble man who has a passionate heart for individuals he gets to mentor,” she said. “He makes sure that whoever he mentors reaches the highest level of their talent. He had sacrificed a lot for me to be where I am today, and I still look forward to working with him.”
During her music career so far, Voice Tsilatsila has worked with many churches and artists, such as Ndivhaleni Musetha, Tsepang Mutele, Itani Vendaboy, Takie Sikhwivhilu, Mukondi Malabi, Buhle Nkosi, Tiyani Lens Maluleke, Da real Palesa, and Tsiko Mal.
She believes that music is an effective way for delivering messages and reaching out to another soul. “A song has to have the power to touch someone’s soul and uplift or change it. If it fails to achieve that, then something is wrong,” she said.
Other songs on her album include Ri u vhidza Yehova, Jehova Elohim, Khotsi anga, In your presence, ABBA Father, Aliho linwe dzina (ft Da real Palesa), We declare (ft Tsiko Mal) and Mudzimu a fulufhedzeaho.
Voice Tsilatsila describes herself as a born-again woman of God. She is married to Mr Lufuluvhi Tsilatsila and mother of two beautiful children, Ndodzo and Vhuhone.
Her music is available in digital stores. She can be followed on Facebook and reached on Tel 072 335 6966 or 071 553 3780.
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Voice Tsilatsila has just released her latest two-disc album, You Remain God. Picture supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.