Date:12 September 2021 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela
After a break of six solid years, 17-year-old Tshiwela Muthibi, known as Lwendo, has finally made a comeback with her second album, called Ngoma yavhumalo.
This resident of Ha- Ramavhoya in the Nzhelele area, who is now a grade 10 pupil at Tshilala High, started singing when she was only 10 years old. Her debut album appeared on June 16, 2015. The album performed well in the market, Tshiwela said, despite not being promoted properly.
Ngoma yavhumalo is very popular in the local tshingondo (rhumba) music fraternity and already receives massive airplay on local, regional, and national radio stations.
The new release contains seven thrilling tracks, and songs that promise to be instant hits with her fans include Base lidenya, Huyashesha and DJ search. “One thing I like about tshingondo music is that it does not go out of fashion,” she said. “For the past six years, many people believed Lwendo to be dead and buried because I did not release another album. I proved the critics wrong when I made my comeback with this new album. The long break helped me to reorganise myself and gave me time to compose new music without any pressure.”
She said that the new album was a lot more mature than her previous one. “I’m very thankful to my fans who still buy my albums. I also thank the various radio stations who play my music regularly.”
Though she enjoys the fruits of her success, Lwendo said she would not rest until tshingondo music received the recognition it deserved. “Some people still perceive this type of music as low-class music, but I will fight until people realise that it is in fact the mother of all music genres,” she said.
For public performances, CD sales and bookings, Lwendo can be called on 076 468 1079.
Seventeen-year-old Tshiwela Muthibi, know as Lwendo, has released her second album. Photo supplied.
By: Kaizer Nengovhela
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.