Nyasha Kada, Entertainment Reporter
Gospel diva Rose Mambo-Nemapare reckons she can easily pass as the “queen of collabos.”
She revealed this after the release of her new song titled Lujulile (The Deepest Love) which features Emelda Tshuma.
The song, which was produced DJ Tamuka, is about the depth of God’s love.
“Lujulile is a song that expresses the depth of God’s love.
” As I was growing up there was this song that we used to sing in Ndebele which described God’s love as being deep and wide ‘ uthando luka Jesu lubanzi lujulile’.
“I just followed that line of thinking and inspiration to come up with Lujulile.
“I featured Emelda who is a close friend who I now regard as my little sister.
“I had planned on doing a song that spoke of God’s Love, so we were together when I was working on this particular song with DJ Tamuka, and when she sang the chorus it was no doubt that I was going to feature her on this one.
“We both liked to the song, and the lyrics seemed to come naturally obviously with inspiration from the beat that Tamuka had created,” said Mambo.
“I have worked with quite a number of artistes over the years.
“In one of my radio interviews after having released UManqoba where I featured Taz of the former Afrika Reveng, I got to just do a quick run-down of the collabos I have done.
“I then jokingly said I am fast becoming the queen of collabos.
“A few radio presenters now call me that and with each I day I heavily believe I’m. The queen of collabos.
“That’s how the name got to stick.”
Mambo revealed she will be releasing more music as the year progresses.
“I am frantically working towards increasing my visibility as an artiste and to grow the Rose Mambo brand.
“I am working on releasing more music and I intend to start working on new projects with DJ Tamuka and I still target to make one or two more releases this year,” she said.
Rose Mambo has collaborated with the likes of the late Sam Mtukudzi, Patience Musa and Alexio Kawara among others in the last few years.