Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent
Gospel musician Agatha Murudzwa said she is preparing an album that will reflect her challenges and past experiences. The “Press On” hit-maker was embroiled in a love scandal last year when she secretly married Gwinyai Ndembera who was still married to a Chipinge pastor Christine Maphosa.
A wedding was done secretly in the capital and reports suggested that she was hiding from media and Maphosa.
Yesterday the musician said the tough experiences in her life had strengthened her.
“I am not disturbed by those reports about my life because they make me strong in my career and I am happy that my fans are mature and most of them stood by me during that time,” she said.
She said she is working on an album titled “Based on a True Story” which will be released before the of end March.
“I always like to sing reflections of my life and this album will be based on things that happened in my life since I started singing in 2004,” she said.
After the marriage, she has moved from her base in Mutare to Harare where she is staying with her husband.
“My life has not changed much because I moved from Mutare but as a mother and a pastor’s wife pressure piles on me,” said Murudzwa.
Her current album “No Pain No Gain” is still to make an impact on the market but she hopes people will love it.
“‘Press On’ became a hit almost a year after its release and we just hope this one will follow the same style.
“That is the reason why the guys at the studio were stopping me from recording new staff otherwise I am ready,” she said.
She said she is looking ahead to a fruitful year.
“I am urging people to keep focused and love God more during times of adversity.”
Agatha’s previous albums are “Fambai Neni”, “Ndimi Mwari”, “Ngatitye Mwari”, “Hupenyu Mwari”, “Mwari Anotiona” and “Press On”.
Murudzwa said she will be resuming live shows soon.
She has worked with a number of renowned gospel musicians in the country and recently she shared the stage with Blessing Shumba and Mathias Mhere.