Though she is not an A-list gospel musician, Martha Mituka has been consistent. For over 20 years, she has spread the word of God and entertained the masses through the music.
As she celebrates this milestone, Mituka says she is happy with what she has achieved this far.
The Lilongwe-based musician, who is also chairperson of the women’s desk of the Musicians Union of Malawi Central Region started her journey at Masintha Sunday School Choir while in Standard Six.
Mituka continued singing in various groups while in primary and secondary school.
She then joined Masintha Revolution Singers Band where she released her first single in 1999 before joining the Adoration Band.
“My gospel music career grew while there through interaction with various musicians at crusades, weddings and other functions that need music.
“In 2002, I recorded my songs but the album was only launched in 2006. The album was titled Yesu Wabadwira. In 2008 I released Andigwire Ndani my second album before releasing Khuma Khuma Munyanya which had the hit song Khuma Khuma Mwanyanya and this is the time I made my name from this song,” she said.
Mituka has also been a judge for Music Crossroads Competition.
“I was also privileged to perform at Map of Africa Music Festival which was held at French Cultural Centre as the youngest musician,” she said.
Mituka said in 2009 and 2010 she performed at the Lake of Stars and she travelled abroad several times.
She says her secret is producing an album every four years.
“This is what sets me apart,” she said.
Her memorable time, she says was in 2007 during Hope for Blind fundraising event, when she performed before President Bingu wa Mutharika.
“After my performance he approached me and bought my CD at a valuable price,” she said.
Commenting on her career, long-time friend and fellow gospel artist Hellen Daka said Mituka is a hard-working artist.
She said Mituka has touched so many lives through her singing and continues to do so.
Said Daka: “I have known her since we were young. We have been working together especially performing together during crusades. She is very motherly and humble. As our leader on MUM women’s desk she is a good leader. Despite being a civil servant, she has not abandoned the music ministry which is rare.”
In a seperate interview Maxwell Olloto of Maxc Promotions, whose company has organised several shows for the artist, said Mituka is an energetic stage performer.
“In 2018 and 19, I organised various shows for her. Her stage work is very impressive. As an events company we always look forward to working with her and we hope she gets better with time,” said olloto.
Apart from music, Mituka is a civil servant and is married with two children.