Outstanding traditional gospel music minister Thumeka Lothe is out with the release of her 10th album titled, Asiphelelanga kushota uYesu.
Thumeka Lothe who has been singing professionally for 23 years now came to limelight with the release of her single ‘Hana’. The song reached gold status and the song is till date remains her signature song even after a decade of its release.
In this new album, Thumeka featured top singers, the likes of Nqobile Ngidi, Reverend Nkomfa and her husband, Eric Lothe.
I have been in the industry for many years now,” she pointed out. “And I can tell you now it is not easy. But what is important is to know God. He will make possible all that your heart desires.
Lothe says the album is loaded with love and peace and will accommodate people of all ages.
The youth are not left behind on this album, because they like complaining. You will hear them say our songs are for the elderly only.
According to her, she is helping a lot of young people to help them prosper music wise.
The gift God gave us is not for us only but to help grow His kingdom,” Lothe said. “We must equip others, so they can also go and be a light to others. We were brought here on earth to serve others with our skills hence I am giving young people lessons.
Lothe has shared the stage with many known artists in the genre, such as Dumi Mkokstad, Bethusile Mcinga, and many more.
She says challenges faced by recording artists are similar.
Our CDs are sold for R10 in the streets, and we have to sing at taxi ranks to make money,” she said. “We have no recording labels, and that is a big challenge for us, but we trust in God in all of this.”
Lothe advises up-and-coming artists not to be lured by money. “Do it because you love it, not because there is money in it,” she says.
Money runs out, but love never does. There is healing on this album, and I encourage people to rush to the stores to get it.
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Culled from City Vision.