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Musician Wendy Harawa has released a single titled ‘Kuhambelela’ in which she has collaborated with Namibian gospel star Maranatha Goroh.

The track comes barely a month after the artist released another single titled ‘Akuwona’ in which she worked with renowned Kenyan artist Guardian Angel.

The track ‘Kuhambelela’, which means ‘Praise You’, sees the two acts give their fans a song that glorifies God in three languages – Chichewa from Malawi, Otjiwambo (Namibia) and English.

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The track has come out with a music video which nearly suffered a setback after the two artists got robbed during shooting.

“The music video premiered on Saturday and is available in different platforms in Malawi and Namibia,” Wendy said.

The audio for the track was produced and recorded by Glo, while the music video was shot and directed by Eric Mule Productions.

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The song’s lyrics go like:

Tanau lila komwene (Return to the lord) Ohatu Hambele Ndina loye (We praise your name) Hambele ndina loye Omwa (Praise your name oh Lord…).

Wendy is on an international initiative which will see her working with a number of African artists in an effort to minister the word of God through music.

“This is a project called Heal Africa and is championed by South Africa’s Minister Harry and it has 40 musicians and so I felt this was also a chance to utilise the group membership and checked on Maranatha for a collaboration,” she said.

Wendy said it is an amazing feeling, that finally, the song is out.

“The devil tried to stop us [through the robbery] because he knew something greater was coming but was too late because we did it, God won, the Holy Spirit won,” she said.

Maranatha said it was an awesome experience working with Wendy.

“She is such an amazing and down-to-earth woman. Having heard her story and all the things she has been through and how God has used her tremendously to be a blessing in Malawi, East Africa and Southern Africa, it’s really an honour and a blessing,” she said.

After this release, Wendy has another song she recorded with Zambia’s Kings Mumbi and is slated for release in a couple of weeks, to be followed by other projects with South African, Congolese, Zimbabwean and Ugandan artists.

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