Emma Masauko back
Works on praise and thanksgiving songs
United Kingdom-based musician Emma Masauko intends to relaunch her music career with a 10- track album titled Thy Kingdom Come.
The former Zembani Band musician and dancer, who went silent after she left for the United Kingdom, has finally put together her third album.
Masauko has already worked on music video for one of the songs in the album ‘Mukweze’.
Masauko has shifted posts from secular to gospel songs.
Listening to the song ‘Mukweze’, in which she has not moved away from her traditional style that has rumba in it, Masauko sings of the greatness of God and says she will praise God the rest of her life. She sings that God protects her when she goes astray, He brings her back.
But is she now a born again and that she has finally gone gospel?
“This album mainly consists of songs of praise and thanksgiving. I wouldn’t call it gospel as such, they are reflective and thanksgiving and praises. But having said that, it really is also got nothing to do with being born again,” Masauko said.
She said in the album she was just acknowledging God and giving thanks and praises.
Apart from the title track ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ and ‘Mukwezeke’, the other songs that make the album are ‘Nditamanda’, ‘Leka Kulira’, ‘Never Let Me Go’, ‘Ndikhale Naye’, ‘Nditetezeni’, ‘Mayi Muli Kuti’ and ‘Atate Athu’.
“This is my third album that comes after so many years,” Masauko said.
The musician debuted with Musausiye, whose title track enjoyed airplay in some of the local radio stations in the country.
“I released my first album with the support from Lucius Banda and Zembani Band. Then I independently released my second album Zaonjeza but soon after that I moved to England,” she said.
Masauko admitted that she has not been that active due to her busy schedules.
“It has always been a challenge to get back to producing songs even though I have kept on composing and writing songs. I still do though I hardly get to the studio for production,” she said.
The musician said she enjoyed working on the album and that she was optimistic that people will love the songs.
“I will make sure that I put the album on different platforms online so that people can access it,” she said.
Masauko took time out to call on people to stay safe and take all the necessary precautionary measures in the fight against Covid-19.