By Sebidde Kiryowa
After dropping her second project Yesu Apewe Sifa a couple of months ago, gospel songstress Annette Mutyaba is ready to launch the project. Although the venue is still not confirmed, she says it will most likely be Grand Imperial Hotel on Good Friday (April 14).
Among the artistes to grace the show will be local gospel music notables, Kirwana McAfrica, Senyonga, Martin Seku, Judith Babirye and Milly Kyambadde. Mutyaba recently released the video for Yesu Apewe Sifa. The video has been aired on WBS TVâ€™s Gospel Soul; UBC TVâ€™s Vogue Magazine, TOP TV and East African Televisionâ€™s Inspirational Jams.
The video is also popular on Nation TV in Nairobi. Consequently, Mutyaba has received invitations to perform at the Deliverance Church, Umoja, in Nairobi and Nairobi Pentecostal Churches. Yesu Apewe Sifa has zouk beats. It is sung entirely in Kiswahili.
â€œIâ€™m saying thereâ€™s no one like you Jesus. He has done so many things for he has healed me. This is a song many people will identify with,â€ Mutyaba says.
She juxtaposes ordinary life with a life of luxury as if to tell us how far the Lord has brought her. Mutyaba says all her efforts are meant to make a difference in gospel music, a feat she intends to concretise with a possible Pearl of Africa Music Awards (PAM) nomination or award this year.
â€œMy music is not about showbiz. It is a ministry. However, I feel that to make a difference, I need to be where everyone will hear my message.
That is what PAM Awards gives you,â€ she says. Mutyaba came to prominence with the release of her six-track album All Things Are Possible: Byonna Biyinzika.