Patrick Jumula, new gospel artist from Lilongwe

The capital city Lilongwe has produced yet another gospel musician namely Patrick Jumula. The contemporary singer, who is doing a fusion of Afro-R&B, Ballad and Reggae music, is expected to release his debut album titled ‘Possessing My Prophetic Destiny’ in summer.

Jumula, a resident of Area 47 and member of World Alive Praise Team at Lilongwe Assembly, recently released promo singles on radio. The songs are titled ‘Ndili wokondwa’, ‘Ambuye ndikhudzeni’ and ‘Maso a Uzimu’, available on all radio stations in the country.

New on the scene, the artist, who has taken over two years to come up with an album has since described the reception his music has received as “very encouraging”.

“It has been a long journey,” says Jumula. “It took me two years of composing and song writing while the recording was done in four months,” reveals the soft-spoken vocalist.

Jumula: New gospel kid on the block

Jumula: New gospel kid on the block

“I’m happy that finally I’ve produced an album which has received a very good response from the radio DJs and listeners. I dedicate this to the people of Malawi and may God be glorified for everything.”

The artist says his lyrics are based on his own experiences and those of friends and relations as well as teachings from his church and the Holy Bible.

Possessing My Prophetic Destiny, a 9-track album was produced by renowned Afro-R&B singer and record producer Lulu, assisted by Thatcher Ngunga Ng’oma at the former’s Mathumela Studios in the capital. It features Dan Sibale in trumpets as well as Chisomo Nteteka and Sithembile Banda in backing voices.

Fact file

Jumula was born on November 21, 1980 in Blantyre. A native of Mulanje district, South Malawi, he realized he was a composer during his school days through poetry and essay writing.

A mere gospel music fan back then, the would-be gospel singer grew up listening to local icons such as Paul Banda, Roy K, the late Wisdom Chitedze and Wambali Mkandawire.

Jumula music career started in 2001 as a music student at the defunct Music Academy, owned by renowned gospel singer Chrissy Kamthunzi, who later moved to Kenya.

In 2006, the musician released a series of singles which included the song Ndikhudzeni Ambuye. He briefly worked with another Malawian songstress Thoko Suya.

Jumula’s passion for composing and song-writing grew when he met music trainer Conqueror Thawi, who has been very influential in his career, especially in writing poems which he later translates into music.

The artist speaks highly of Thawi, a well-known classic pianist, saying he is the one who introduced him to vocal and classical guitar lessons, which he is currently studying.

Apart from his music profession, Jumula also works as a Customs Clearing Clerk and Business Development Management Assistant at Chipanga Customs Clearing Company in the capital city.

Jumula’s promo singles are available for streaming and free download on Reverbnation a thttp://www.reverbnation.com/patrickjumula

He is also available on Facebook viahttps://www.facebook.com/jumulapatrick

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