From a ‘specialist’ in breaking news especially those from his Kasungu catchment area, Zodiak Broadcasting Station’s Noel Mkubwi recently abandoned his microphone, pen and paper temporarily — this time to have his own voice recorded!
Yes, the 29-year-old has just come from the studios where he was recording his maiden album, Amandikondabe.
“I did the title track to encourage those in distress, neglected, denied or feel guilty of their sin. The message is simple that no matter what we are going through, God still cares and loves us more everyday irrespective of our status,” Mkubwi explained.
The artist traces his musical career from his heyday at Chipoka Secondary School. He is also a member of Kasungu Assemblies of God praise team, where he took advantage to fuse his compositions with instruments.
The 10-track Gospel album, which also includes such hits as Udzatuta and Makani, will be released soon. The artist is currently strategising on music marketing and distribution.
“They are all my compositions. Of course, I have included in it some common praise and worship choruses especially those that are seldom sung at churches and are therefore regarded ‘out of touch and flavour’. But I am sure the audience will have a taste of another gospel music touch,” says Mkubwi.
He added that he decided to fuse some popular hymns in the album to help export the message to ‘wide and far’.
In Udzatuta, the journalist-cum-singer advises on the need to mind how men treat each other, echoing the age-long Bible sentiment: one reaps what they sow as is depicted in Galatians 6:9.
Mkubwi claims the best is yet to come from him in the music industry.