Mada Ngoleka to record with Ndirande Anglican Voices

Ndefe’yo Gospel on Wednesday announced that their contemporary gospel singer Mada Ngoleka will be recording a song together with Ndirande Anglican Voices [NAV].

The record company says in a statement that the yet-to-be-titled track will be on Mada’s debut album due this year.

“This collaboration is important because Ndirande Anglican Voices are arguably the best choir in Malawi and Mada has great potential, as such it is ultimate that she will be working with them,” says Nde’feyo’s co-director Khumbo Munthali.

Munthali observes that though Mada and NAV have different rhythmic touches, the slight variance in styles will complement well and will appeal to fans on both sides and will also tap from a market that doesn’t listen to either.

Malawi's new gospel catch Mada Ngoleka.
Malawi’s new gospel catch Mada Ngoleka.

“Having different touches is the reason why we decided that they work together. The good thing about choirs is that they can almost fit in everywhere,” says the Nde’feyo manager.

Mada Ngoleka is a new name on the music scene in Malawi and why Ndirande Anglican Voices, a major gospel outfit in the country, do a song with an artist of Mada’s status?

“Mada is a small name in the gospel industry but I think she has mature music, mature voice; in fact she is big as compared to some gospel artists out there,” says NAV music director and lead vocalist Denis Kalimbe.

He adds: “We are also coming from a very humble beginning for us to reach this far. Lifting each other is what children of God must always strive to do. We are a group that will work with anyone who shares our ministry”.

Expressing her excitement on doing a track with NAV, Mada says, “I’m really looking forward to it because they are one of my favourite musicians in the country, so full of creativity and energy. It’s always nice to work with someone you admire.”

Born in Malawi on 09 June 1995, a singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mada moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight, where she was exposed to the indie genre of music.

She started reading music from an early age before she advanced her skills at Brampton Manor in London where she was doing her A- Levels, music being one of her subjects and the guitar her best instrument.

While in UK, she recorded a five-song EP which included songs like “Chikondi”, “Bright Side”, “Consuming Fire”, “Change” and “70 Times 7”. Upon her return to Malawi, she was signed to Nde’feyo Gospel, a sub-label under Nde’feyo Entertainment.

From the upcoming album, Nde’feyo has released Mada’s two promo singles titled “Yesu Yekhayo” and “Falling”. Apart from NAV, she is expected to have other local and international gospel artists on the album.

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