Gospel singer Estiner Katengeza’s new album out on Sunday

Gospel singer Estiner Katengeza has said her latest album ‘Ndamasulidwa’ will go on the market this weekend and the first copies of the 10-track CD will be sold during the launch to be held at Robin’s Park in Blantyre on Sunday.

The Blantyre-based vocalist, a lecturer at University of Malawi’s College of Medicine, releases ‘Ndamasulidwa’ after unveiling herself as a gospel singer with her debut album ‘Zili Bwino’ in 2010.

Katengeza says the latest recording, which has six songs in vernacular Chichewa and the rest in English, testifies what God has done to her and also signifies her mellowness in her music career.

“The whole album is a testimony. God set me free and besides my salvation, He has done so much in my life,” she told Nyasa Times.

Estiner Katengeza, Ndamasulidwa

Speaking of the new album, Katengeza said she finds it difficult to compare the content with that of ‘Zili Bwino’ because “there is a song for any season”.

“In terms of the voice, I have been more comfortable to go high and low, plus I was more calm and composed. The instruments correspond to the mood,” she said in an interview.

The album was produced at Ituma Productions by Gresham Mokwena and five songs are already on radio, including the lead singles ‘Ndamasulidwa’ and ‘Sindidzakusiyani.

Other songs include: ‘King of Kings’, ‘Odabwitsa’, ‘Ambuye ndinu’, ‘Ndikwezeka’, ‘Ndikudziweni’, ‘Kingdom enough’, ‘Love’, and ‘Good to me’.

During the launch this Sunday afternoon, the singer will be supported by some of the country’s renowned gospel musicians, among them Ethel Kamwendo-Banda, Thocco Katimba, Frank Chimpazi, Princess Chitsulo, Khama Khwiliro and Enock Pirimita.

After the commercial capital, Katengeza will the following week be heading to the capital Lilongwe for the another launch at ICA Marquee on 12 August.

The singer is a born-again Christian who, apart from her professional career loves the art of music, dance, poetry, movies and drama.

According to her, she has loved music since childhood as she grew up imitating singers like Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston.

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