Having disappeared from the music scene for the past year, one of Malawi’s top gospel music stars Peter Sambo has put his music career on hold to pursue a career as a minister of the church.
The once controversial singer told Nyasa Times in an exclusive interview that he is not sure as whether he will be back with a new album as he has found a new purpose in life.
The musician, now based in Pretoria, South Africa, says music is not on his mind right now.
“Music is very much far away from me right now. God has given me people to look after and I must be focused on their behalf,” he said.
The last time Sambo, a former radio DJ, was last seen on the scene when he launched his two albums ‘Njira ya Mtanda’ and ‘Ndife Nyali’ at Sheaffer Hall in Lilongwe on 29 April last year.
Last year, Sambo was a part of controversial preacher Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s television and sound crew.
But Sambo says although he is not definite about the actual dates when his music will hit the market, he has not given up his career.
“I am not sure. This side of the fence is huge sir and music is the last thing on God’s mission for me to accomplish. Malawi has many singers, I don’t think I will be missed that much.
“ But I haven’t really given it up. I just answered a higher call of God that was dormant in me. I wish you watched my being prayed for and prophesied to by Prophet Kobus on Spirit Word Channel in South Africa. You would understand my vision,” he said.
He added: “God leads you. But one thing is certain. I am now in full-time ministry, anointed and ordained and commissioned to teach to preach and plant churches as overseer (Bishop) under Heaven at Work Ministries in Botswana and Pretoria branch where I am the senior pastor.”