Gospel singer Chileshe Bwalya is our Artist of the Week
How she started singing:
“I can remember as far back as when I was 3 years old in kindergarten and through primary and secondary school. However I started ministry when I joined Miracles By Fire in October 2012. It’s one thing to sing because you can and another to sing because you understand why God gave you the ability to do so. I had the ability but I just no purpose, Prophet Mwale and Prophetess Mwale have played a great deal in helping me grow. I did sing for friends and tv commercials and radio adverts but now it’s for Jesus.”
“God has given me so many plans. We embarked on a mission to create a Holy Ghost Network of worshipers and believers to spread the word. My responsibility at the moment is to equip and prepare with other believers for Gods work. Right now we are focusing on spreading the gospel. We plan on advancing the gospel into every area of media movies, tv series and music.”
Chileshe Bwalya’s debut album ,Talitha Cumi , was well received by fans of gospel music and shot to number 1 on the Sounds Top 20 local music chart.
The title of her album, Talitha Cumi, is an Aramaic phrase which means “Little Girl Arise.” The album ,which was produced by Ikonik studios and Ben Blazer contains 12 songs.
Chileshe shared in a Weekend Mail interview that Talitha Cumi refers to resurrection or the birth of the album as a testimony of how God has raised her from death to life.
“Even the concept of the album is like a resurrection and I am basically referring to situations that point to this,” she said.
The album features songs about marriage, broken homes, lost dreams and songs of worship, all of which reflect the album’s theme of resurrection.
Chileshe began recording the album in the first quarter of the year and wrote some of the songs on the album with some help from other artists such as Ephraim, who also features on the album.
Chileshe has so far had the privilege to perform alongside more established gospel acts such as Ephraim, Damiano and others.
She cites prophet Humphey Mwale as her musical inspiration adding: “He is the one who taught me a lot in terms of music.”
While pursuing a solo music career, the calm toned singer is also a member of the Miracles by Fire Praise team, whose debut album, The Anointing, occupied the number 1 position on the Sounds Top 20 chart earlier this year.
“Mathew 10:7-8. I was fished out of darkness through people who submitted to Gods word. There are many out there who are the way I used to be. I just want them to know the God that I have come to know. People need to be healed through the word of God that is in the music. Its every Christians responsibility to spread the gospel.”
“I am fortunate enough to belong to a ministry that believes in true religion according to the word of God (James 1:27) there are a couple of projects that the church (MBF) has embarked on to help school going children “AMAKASA PROJECT”
It’s aim is to provide shoes for school going children as many do need assistance in this area, and Miracle Hands also to help widows sustain a living and support and partners with 4 orphanages, one for children living with HIV/AIDS, another for disabled and mentally challenged children aged 13yrs and below and another drop in centre to help children attain quality education .”
“Paka Tu Myumfye” Featuring Ephraim