6 April 2016
SONGBIRD Miriam Sasha Lishomwa recently left tongues wagging when she left the stage due to labour pains.
The 31-year-old spent the greater part of her pregnancy staging shows and she only â€˜adjournedâ€™ shows a day before she went into labour.
Sasha was blessed with a bouncing baby girl at Harare Central Hospital.
In an interview, the former Sounds of Motherland backing vocalist could not hide her elation.
â€œI was laughing throughout the labour to the astonishment of all doctors and nurses; I was just enjoying holding my child soon after delivering.
â€œI am very happy, this was my first pregnancy and it has been giving me more energy on stage.
â€œI did not feel any pain during labour; I think it was because of my performances which gave me enough physical preparation for this alleged painful period.
â€œThat is why I have been staging all my shows till giving birth after my show at Dallas Night Club, Glen View 4.
â€œI carried my pregnancy preparation with me the day I had my last show.
â€œI felt that something was going to happen that day or on stage. I just took it easy on stage as the baby was dancing to the show too that day,â€ said Sasha in a wide smile of relief.
Sasha opened up about her career.
â€œI was born on 24 April 1984.
â€œMusically, I started when I was in the Sunday schools choir at the age of five.
â€œIt was a girlsâ€™ singing group and I was singing soprano.
â€œFormally, it was in 1999 through Living Waters Bible College in Tynwald under Killer Barare and Peter Majoni, that I was introduced on stage through a gala.
â€œI thank my husband Blessing Chayeza, a motor mechanic, for this day. You know art and pregnancy they are so challenging together,â€ said Sasha.