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AFTER spending 17 years in Lesotho doing God’s work and studies, gospel artist Nyasha Msipa is over the moon after returning home.

She has some good news for gospel lovers in the form of an EP.

Titled I’m Joyful, the EP carries six tracks namely Taemane (a song of purity) in Sesotho, A Season of Power, Jehovah Nissi, Ndozoshayei and This Kind of God.

In an interview, Queen Nyasha — as the gospel diva is popularly known in Maseru —  believes home is best.

“I came back home two months ago after spending 17 years in Maseru (Lesotho’s capital city) where my father and mum run a church.

“I am a somatologist, ordained pastor and musician at the same time.

“I have just released my EP and an album is coming very soon.

“My vision is to reach out to many people and bring them back to God through music,” she said.

Queen Nyasha says she has a legacy to protect.

“My calling when it comes to music started way back when I was very young singing in church.

“My parents raised me in the best way they could and I still uphold their principles.

“I don’t want to disappoint them,” she said.

Queen Nyasha, who claims to be a virgin at 24, has urged young women to respect their bodies.

“As a pastor’s daughter, I was taught to lead by example and I urge young girls not to defile their bodies before they get married.

“In my case, I am still a virgin and waiting for the right man to settle with.

“I even penned a song (Taemane) preaching about purity.”

According to her profile, Queen Nyasha was born in Bulawayo and did part of her primary school in Harare.

After class one, she moved to Maseru and went on to do her Tertiary Education in Bloemfontein South Africa.

She is the only daughter of Dr Ted Msipa and Rev Patience.

Queen Nyasha has one sibling, Zoe Prosper Msipa.

A passionate worshipper and consummate preacher, she has served as a youth pastor at House of Refuge Global Ministries in Lesotho and South Africa.

She started singing in church at the age of 13 and has been singing for the past 11 years.

Queen Nyasha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies.

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