05 May 2016
SONGBIRD Nonsikelelo Masunda is back home on vacation from Malaysia where she is studying towards a PHD degree in Information Technology Fibre Optics.
The Sisonke hit-maker has since recorded a single during her short stint back home.
Titled Nyakubereka, the refreshing single was recorded at Big Tinz Records featuring fellow songbird Diana Samkange and producer Lazzie T.
Speaking on the sidelines of her welcome party held at The Volt by Platinum Entertainment boss, Spencer Madziya, Nonsikelolo could not hide her elation.
â€œItâ€™s nice to be back home after seven years of intense studies in Malaysia.
â€œThe people are different and the culture is really different abroad. I had to learn Malay to be able to settle down and communicate with locals there.
â€œMusically, I have not been active owing to studies and I am glad that I recorded this single with the help of Lazzie T and Diana Samkange,â€ she said.
The mother of three could not hide her elation after the warm welcome she received at The Volt.
â€œBoss Spencer and his team welcomed me back home and it feels good being appreciated by your own people.
â€œI have also told him about our new project that we hope to launch at The Volt during my vacation.â€
Message wise, Nonsikeleloâ€™s single addresses the plight of Zimbabweans in diaspora.
She concedes that not all in rosy abroad where immigrants find it hard to settle and adapt to new life, albeit on song.
Nonsikelelo, who rose to prominence at the turn of the century during the birth of the urban grooves movement, urged female artistes to take studies seriously.
â€œI have seen quite a lot in music and I urge female artistes to take education seriously and get empowered.
â€œEducation is one such investment of a lifetime,â€ she added.
Prior to her relocating to Malaysia, she had two albums â€“ Sisonke and Enter Nonsi â€“ to her credit.
Nonsikelelo did a number of singles and she is currently working on her third album.