Chimwemwe Mizaya takes interest in children’s music
Veteran singer Chimwemwe Mizaya has been out of the music scene for some time but she is still vibrant, silently spearheading children’s music.
The singer, who is based in Ntchisi where she is working with World Vision, said yesterday that she misses the stage and performances but is comfortable working with children at the moment.
Mizaya has since revealed that the children’s music project has broadened, the latest development being her engagement with a group of teenagers.
Mizaya said the group of teenagers was once part of Calvary Kids.
“We have started another group called MuZonse Voices and the group will be launched on Sunday in Lilongwe,” she said.
She said working with MuZonse Voices, which is a new musical outfit, is part of helping the teens grow into responsible adults, which is done by sharpening their skills.
“Most of these teens started singing whilst they were young and, so, this is part of talent development,” Mizaya said.
The veteran musician, who is also Christian Artists Networking Association Malawi (Cana) Team Leader, said her passion for children started in 2006.
“Children’s music has been my great passion. It started in a simple manner, during one of the home morning prayers, when I strongly felt this was the way to go. Right after this, I shared with the late pastor Paul Chikakula and I was given the nod,” she said.
Mizaya added that she started with about 20 children.
“The ages were between eight and 15 but due to great demand by parents who wanted their children in the choral outfit, we had no choice but started admitting those that were younger than eight but this had its implications because the older ones did not like it,” she said.
Mizaya said Calvary Kids have been on the up, performing in different platforms and that they have an album to their credit which was recorded by Peter Mawanga.
“But the album has not been released on the market but radio stations have the music. We hope MuZonse Voices will also grow,” she said.
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