One of Malawi’s veteran gospel musicians Chimwemwe Mizaya has ventured into music coaching of children as a way of building a strong foundation for the country’s future generation of music artists.
Mizaya revealed her new role in reaction to the public’s hullabaloo, which was wondering on her whereabouts as one the country’s one time headliner.
She said almost on daily basis she was getting numerous enquiries from her fans regarding the status of her music direction.
“It has been hard to respond to each one of my fans but I guess this post will serve as a response to all,” wrote Mizaya on her Facebook page. “Since 2006, I have been involved in a children’s musical group at my church called Calvary Kids and this meant that my musical time was devoted more to the children.”
Between 2012 and 2013, Mizaya said she was involved in a two-year project with another group of children called Adonai Children’s Choir.
“From 2009 to 2015, I was quite busy with studies apart from my continued coaching work to Calvary and Adonai kids. With all this, it has been hard for me to do as fans would have loved to progress in my personal musical career,” said Mizaya.
She said she felt good to devote time to developing the music skills of children, describing them as strong foundation for Malawi’s future music gurus.
“To me, I feel what I am doing is good not only to me but also for the industry because it is helping to instil artistic culture in children who are probably the next generation of musicians,” she said.
Mizaya also revealed her future plans: “My main focus will continue to be children’s music. But for the sake of my fans, I will be doing at least an album in every two and half years. Given that my music career is not a full time one, I believe my fans will continue to bear with me.”