Date:06 March 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Mfumo Maringa, better known as Sistervee, has just made a banging comeback to the music scenes with her latest track, called Vhufarekano (featuring Baby M).
The 26-year-old manyalo and House singer from Gaba village is truly an amazing music sensation whose presence has become essential in the local music industry. As she sings, her voice is as soothing as that of a nurse calling to patients to come and get medication to get healed. Her ‘medication’, of course, is the lyrics that flow from her heart.
“It is true that we have been facing the most difficult time because of Covid-19, but we are bringing music to heal broken hearts and those impacted by the pandemic,” she said.
Through Vhufarekano, which refers to triangles (or threesomes), she asks married couples why they would need someone ‘on the side’, when their partners can give them all the love they need. “I feel that partners should avoid activities that cause rifts in their relationships or marriages, and Vhufarekano is one of them,” she said.
Sistervee started singing early in 2019, after she had had a chain of dreams in which she was instructed to start singing. “My singing came as a calling from God,” she said. “At first, I dismissed the dreams as meaningless, but later on I realised that no person could dream one thing over and over again. This was a purposeful dream,” she said.
“I am so happy now that I have risen above the dark cloud of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had submerged so many artists, leaving them broke and going for days without basic needs, such as food and electricity,” she said.
During the lockdown last year, she kept herself busy by teaching her son how to read and write, when crèches were not operating, and she said that she now has a new kind of respect for teachers.
“I learnt a lot from that experience; that teaching a child to read and write is not child’s play! So, I had come to look at teachers through new eyes. Teachers are doing such a great job for our children, and it seems that many parents are not really aware of this fact,” she said.
She is currently busy with the final touches to her upcoming full-length album, which is due this year. Other hit songs by this gifted artist include Samuyele, Lufuno, Philiphise, Mathada and Mitokela.
Sistervee can be contacted on Tel 076 054 7969.
Sistervee is a popular manyalo singer. Picture supplied.
By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.