Rising Chigiya preaches through gospel music

Chigiya said her love for praise and worship began at a young age as she was nurtured in a Christian environment.

MINISTERING the word of God through music has given rising gospel musician Tendai Chigiya a sense of purpose and fulfilment as she witnessed people coming through with testimonies and lives turning around.

Following the successful release of her recent offering titled Nguva Nemukana, Chigiya told NewsDay Life & Style that her music is a proclamation of faith that she shouts loud from the fullness of her heart, adding that the song was written after having been touched deeply by a sermon.

“After listening to a sermon on Ecclesiastes 9 verse 11 and reflecting on the things that happened around me, I came to realise that life is up to God. One can prepare their horse for battle but victory comes from the Lord. It is God’s will that prevails,” she said.

The musician noted that the most rewarding aspect of her career has been witnessing lives turning around and testimonies coming from people feeling God’s power and presence through her ministry.

Chigiya said her love for praise and worship began at a young age as she was nurtured in a Christian environment.

“As early as primary school, I was in the school choir. I also remember singing together with my mother in the church choir when I was around five years old, participating in district and provincial competitions. I grew up in a Christian environment and it is only God whom I give my highest praise,” she added.

Like any other musician, Chigiya has encountered obstacles along her journey, some of which she manoeuvred around through determination and hard work.

“The biggest challenge has been getting airplay but I acknowledge social media that has enabled me to push my music and reach many people. I might not be everyone’s favourite artiste but I can push my work and get an audience that appreciates me,” she said.

“Resources have to be in place, there is a band and vocalists to be paid while rehearsals need to be done and quality productions need to be made which also require money.”

The musician encouraged aspiring gospel artistes to conquer limitations and preach the gospel to the world.

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