Gospel artist Wendy Harawa’s song Zikomo, a duet with Ugandan Levixone, has been awarded the Best Zouk Song of the Year at the Royal Gospel Music awards in Uganda.
The winners of the annual awards were announced on Sunday evening at an event which took place at Makhelele Chikoni in Kampala. Zikomo is one of the songs that the Malawian has released this year as part of her Africa music project which has seen her work with a number of artists from the continent.
In an interview from Uganda where she went to attend the awards, Harawa said she feels honoured to receive the award which she said is a manifestation of the work and time she has invested in her art.
“It is a special honour for me and for Malawian music. Getting such recognition in a foreign country is not an easy thing. I would like to thank everyone for the votes. This is a proud moment and I want to share it with everyone who has supported me all the way,” she said.
Harawa said the award is a motivation for her and will serve as a springboard to further her mission as a gospel artist across the world.
The Malawian artist embarked on a continental tour early this year which she said was aimed at spreading her music ministry across Africa. As part of the project she has worked with a number of artists such as Guardian Angel from Kenya, Zambian Kings Mumbai and Maranatha Goroh from Namibia.
She said: “It has been a good ride. The objective of the project was to get the music to as many people as possible. I am on the right path and I want to build on the success that we have recorded to expand the mission further.”
The Royal Gospel Music awards are a Ugandan establishment meant to celebrate gospel art and have been held for the last 10 years.
“We support, nurture and grow Christian talent through different initiatives and the awards are just a crown on the different projects we do,” information on the website reads in part.