Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
MULTI-TASKING Kadoma bred songbird Thandekah Chitombo says she would not let her past experiences derail her future plans.
The outspoken mother of two, who is determined to put her home town on the world map, reckons she is an influencer with a unique calling.
Buoyed by the success of her two singles Ndinecha and Nguva Yekufara, a forthcoming EPs and a complete album, Ndekah – as the diva is fondly known – says she is learning a lot from her past experiences.
“Growing up in Kadoma, I was someone who was determined to conquer but I had a traumatic past at some point.
“There are so many mistakes which I did in life but I would not regret those mistakes but speak out my voice through music.
“Music has helped me a lot in my life to realise the other potential when it comes to engagement,” she said.
Ndekah, who has managed to branch into farming and catering with the assistance of his uncle said she was propelled to the limelight by music.
“I strongly believe in synergies, hard work as well as multi-tasking as is the case with most of the celebrities we have in the country.
“In my case, I now spent much of my times at family farms in Zvimba and Kadoma. In Harare where I travel regularly, I will be busy helping my uncle Benson Muneri with her catering business.
“This catering business that I have embarked on together with my uncle is really expanding with more branches being set up in other cities and parts of the capital,” she said.
Besides keeping herself busy on lockdown after diversifying, Ndekah said it’s hard for her to quit music.
“Music is my life and I don’t see myself quitting it anytime soon because it was music which came first before I became entrepreneur I am today.
“Currently I am working with UK based stable Negos Entertainment under the management of Boniface Jana.
“I have recorded some of the songs here in Zimbabwe namely Handidi, Mudiwa, Chisveru and Sungurai.
“I’m also working on the visuals for these and other songs which are due for release before year-end,” she said.
Ndekah who is on record sharing her past abusive relationships urged fellow women to be firm during such trying times.
“To all the women who have walked the same path that I have travelled, I urge them to rise and forget the traumatic past,” she added.