Gospel musician the Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango has released his 13th album Yahweh.
The Chiuta Muweme hit-maker, who is also president of Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM), said the album was recorded by fellow artists Lulu and Grecium Mokwena at Mathumela Studios in Lilongwe and Ituma Studios in Blantyre respectively.
“I’m so grateful to announce the release of this after six years of silence. I have put more efforts and dedication to the album and I am optimistic that it will inspire many souls”, he said.
Mhango said the break was to reflect on his work and prepare a new product relevant to his fans.
“My silence was due to busy schedules because I was studying and planning to re-launch my music career with a new compilation,” he said.
Three songs of the album namely the title track Yahweh, Pobwera Yesu and Banja have already hit the airwaves. The songs have a blend of traditional genre, but Mhango says: “I have maintained my identity”.
Lulu described the album as a demonstration of maturity, saying it is a collection that will inspire more.
“He has shown growth and maturity. I am happy that his silence has paid-off,” he says.
Yahweh has songs such as Nkhwiza, Alemekezeke, Chiuta Nkhutemwa, Pobwera Yesu, Patsogolo and Lonjezo la Mulungu.
Mhango was a member of his disbanded Mhango Salvation Singers which became a household name in the late 1980s. His popular albums are Titemwanenge, Chokochoko, Chimwemwe, Linga Langa, Khalidwe and Dziko.