By Jane Mlambo| Emerging gospel songbird Lety Chawira has won her first global award after her song “Heal our land” was adjudicated as the discovery of the year at the 2020 Maranatha Awards.
Chawira who rose to fame with her collaboration with Rev Chivaviro titled “Matestmony” was elated at the recognition which she said will be a major boost to her budding career.
The awards ceremony was supposed to be held in Kenya but due to Covid-19 pandemic they were announced virtually.
In an interview, Chawira said the award was a major boost in her career.
“I want to thank God for getting this first award in my career as a musician this shows that people are appreciating my works out there,” she said.
She said the award came as a major motivation and she will be releasing several songs and videos.
“I will be working on more videos and songs that will be released this year because this award has shown me that out there people love my music,” she said.
Janet Manyowa and Thembalami won the best collaborations on the same awards.
“It is encouraging to see musicians from my home land taking awards. It shows that we are heading somewhere as an industry,” she added.
The song has been considered as prophetic with music pundits hailing the songbird for remembering her country in prayers.
Chawira, who started music in 2008 and has three albums to her name, expressed appreciation to people who have been instrumental in the growth of her career.
“I have worked with various producers all of whom have been crucial in building my career. Although I am reaping rewards in West Africa, I do appreciate the work being done by locals especially Mono Mukundu,” she said.
Chawira worked with Mono on her two album “Mbiri Ndeyenyu” and “Vesai Moto.”
She is working on a DVD to be released later this year.