By JOWIT SALUSEKI -
HIS love for music dates back to when he was aged 15, now Pasha Magaba who has been perfecting his talent to sing now has his first album titled Mwebashila.
The studio project produced by Artisan Mumba has 10 tracks.
Magaba said he is full of humility and is overwhelmed with joy that his dream of releasing an album has finally come to fruition.
The composition opens up with Nabamona Icengelo , Muli basuma and Icubo chanda featuring Kelvin of the DMK singing band .
Other songs on the album include Tuchindike, Nganalolesha and Mwekabumba bandi , among others.
Backing vocals were done by Zamar Peters, Wilson Imbila , Kelvin Mwaba and Stanslous Bwalya.
On acoustic guitar are Artson and Costa Manda.
Magaba, whose dream to sing was initiated at New Hope Christian Centre in Chifubu area of Ndola, has been singing for the past12 years.
In 2010, he helped a 20-member local church choir produce an album which attracted gospel music followers countrywide.
“I started singing at the age of 15 at a local church in Ndola and I was inspired by the famous Boyd and Matthew Ngosa, two brothers who have been singing for a long time now.
“This album features mostly worship songs with the desire to exalt the name of Jesus, thanking him for his favour and blessings,” he narrates.
Magaba said that for the past 12 years, he has so far worked with Ndola-based artistes such as Zamar Kasonde, the Chifundo Brothers, and gospel trio DMK.
He says gospel musicians should shy away from singing songs just to make money and entertain listeners, but they should instead minister with the aim to portray the word of God through music.
“My prayer is that we identify our ‘heart of worship’ and divert from this mentality of just ministering to entertain people and make money at the end of the day,” he said.
Magaba called on industry stakeholders to collaborate with him and offer him support as he embarks on the next project.
All songs were written composed by Magaba himself.