Miracle Chinga Moffat’s winning of the Best Female Artist in the inaugural Nyasa Music Awards did not go down well with some quarters, who felt she did not deserve it but her late mother Grace.
Many felt Miracle had done nothing on the ground and that her performances have mainly seen her dishing out songs originally done by her mother.
And to add to that, others said the singer has no album of her own, let alone songs.
But, being the Best Female Artist, pressure is on her now to produce her own work.
On Sunday, the singer took advantage of the Big Five Gospel show organised by Calvary Family Church to announce that she was working on an album which would be released soon.
“I am working on my own album which will come out soon. I have not given it the title yet but I have made progress. Again there is a single which I have worked on,” Miracle said.
The singer has also featured in some of the singles produced by her brother Steve Spesho.
Miracle hailed people for the support they have given her.
“I am enjoying all this support because of my mother and, to people, I say thank you. They should continue supporting me and I promise not to disappoint while walking in the footsteps of my mother,” Miracle said.
Some people have also called on Miracle to walk her own talk and not strive to be like her mother.
“As for the award, people voted. I am thankful they chose me. I am speechless with this overwhelming support,” she said.
Miracle was among the top five headliners during the gospel show which also had several artists on the menu.
People have questioned bigger line-ups by organisers and artists during shows which in most cases restrict the main headliners from giving out more songs.
It was the same trend on Sunday when some artists were restricted to performing a few songs because of time and Miracle was one of them.
One of the songs such as ‘Nzaulura’, had to be performed due to public demand after the masters of ceremonies had indicated her time was up.
Miracle, however, seems to be mastering the stage. She was lively and energetic throughout her performance with her backing team and there were times she showcased her dancing skills.
There is still room for improvement, especially with her voice, which she needs to control but also she has to widen her net on interaction with the audience.
The Best Five Gospel show which also saw the presence of head of Calvary Family Church Apostle Madalitso Mbewe, attracted an impressive audience.
Faith Mussa, who is set to fly the country’s flag at the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom next month, was the last to perform. Being the last act, he performed more songs but it was ‘Mdidi’ which won the hearts of many.
“It’s been sometime since I performed at a platform where you have several artists. I didn’t want to be part of it at first but after discussions I felt it was important to be part of this show and I have enjoyed it,” he said.
Mussa also announced that he will be releasing his album this year.
Other artists who performed at the show are Favoured Martha, King James Phiri and Lloyd Phiri.
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