One day a friend of mine, Mr. Petty Luzolo, came to visit me and we started talking about a lot of subjects, namely music, sports, and leadership. A man entered our thoughts and became the pivot point of it.
KENNETH DAVID KAUNDA
The subject about leadership suddenly made that an inspiration dawned on me. I took a pen and paper and we began to draft some words about leadership. In our mind was Mr. Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as Dr. KK, the man who deeply loves his country and its people.
We thought about how he managed to unify 73 tribes under the slogan of “One Zambia, one nation”.
Furthermore about how Dr. KK played an important role in our neighbors liberation-struggles in southern African region countries like Mozambique, Angola, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
Indeed a man of great vision, integrity, and honesty in political but also in the private areas of his life. Mr. Kaunda was the first Zambian who took the courage to announce to his people that his son died from the H.I.V disease, AIDS and that this was a serious matter to be looked at.
Those qualities made him a person which became a role model for many, not in the least for me. The feelings that he stirs up in my soul inspired us to write and compose a song as a tribute to Dr. KK. It is a song of happiness. You can start the audio player here below to listen. We hope you will enjoy it.
This young Zambian lady drew attention to herself with her bold message, sent to us via the Zambia Music Website Contact Form. Her directness touched the right string, so we started to discuss things about her, her vision and her ambition. Her first officially recorded song plays as # 1 on our web page 'Custom Made Sound Productions' by Zambia Music. We are happy for the cooperation with this young and talented Zambian musician.
Here is what Debbie wants to share about herself.
My full name is Deborah Nambola, 19 years of age and living in Ndola, Zambia. I loved to sing in Sunday school but wasn't that confident about myself at that time. Later on, when I dedicated my life to Christ Jesus I joined a group called 'The New Generation'. It was at that time that I discovered my musical talent to sing and write lyrics. I took songs and sang them for my pastor. He encouraged me strongly to go on. He confirmed to me during this period, I was 16 years old at the time, that God had gifted me with a precious music talent. I gratefully developed my talent through practicing and spending more time with God.
Important people in my life.
One of my role models is pastor Oscar Mumba. He is one of the people to whom I really look up, a very inspirational pastor indeed. I also have to mention Pastor Gladys Paswani. She's one of the most outstanding women I have met and seen so far.
They have both been a positive influence in my life where it comes to discerning my goals. I move on in my current responsibilities and I'm aiming at the next level.
My short-term goal is to find cooperation with a music studio to facilitate me, cater for opportunities, making it possible to move around to places to minister, providing a platform to build up a full-time career in music.
My long-term goal is to open up my own music industry where people will come to learn everything they need about music.
My dream is to provide a platform for every talented individual. My prayer is that God, our Creator, will help me to generate the means for a movement to help people in need with food and shelter as a result of the ability to share money as income of my musical endeavor.
Music makes me happy, whether it is listening to it, make it myself or teaching others to make music. That's why I crave for a full-time music career. God gave me the talent of music for the best reason you can think of. That makes me overwhelmingly happy. What makes me sad is that there are many people in this world who try to make me (and others) look ignorant, which I am not, because I am Father Gods beloved daughter. He loves people. Jesus proved it. He gives happiness, even in times of sadness.
Vision and Mission.
My vision is to build a musical foundation, which is exceptional and will help people to discover Jesus Christ through music.
My mission is to see Gods work, accomplished through music in all corners of this world, to bring glory into the kingdom of God.
With gratitude for any sponsorship I remain.
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There are times in the lives of music artists when they feel a need to convert from recording and performing secular music and turn to recording and performing gospel music. Oftentimes this is a result of music artists converting to Christianity. Does it mean that if an artist performs secular music then they are not Christians? There is a whole spectrum of views on this matter.
‘I don’t understand why people tag secular musicians to be sinners and gospel musicians as Christians. The only difference between the two is that the former’s lyrics are without the God word (no- religious) and the latter has the God word in the song. Gospel means truth and secular musicians singing drugs are bad for you is singing the truth, just as a gospel singer saying God is good is also singing the truth. Now, is the secular musician whose lyric does not mention God a sinner? Does all secular music contain profane words? There are many secular songs that have catchy melodies, thoughtful insights, and positive message. There are many secular songs with no mention of God that still uphold good values such as honesty, purity, and integrity. Singing a gospel song does not automatically make one a Christian neither does singing secular make one a sinner.
A song has its purpose. There are secular musicians which use their songs to preach about H.I.V., teenage pregnancy and a whole lot of social vice. There are also some gospel singers that love everything ungodly and absolutely are the most un-Jesus like people you could ever meet. Likewise, some who don’t even sing about Jesus or never mention Jesus once in their lyrics, are humble Bible-believing family man/women who are faithful believers in Christ. When a gospel singer is embroiled in a scandal he/she is a disgrace to Christianity, and the comment that follows it is: behavior of secular musicians isn’t as bad as that!
Are secular musicians devils, sinners, and idolaters? If a secular musician (the sinner) sings gospel, God has touched/called him/her? So, while a person is singing a song without the God word he/she has not been touched? A really sad thought of life I believe.
The Bible nowhere condemns any particular style of music. Can the lyrics in a secular song be true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy? If so, then there is nothing wrong with a Christian listening to a secular song of that nature. There is nothing inherently wrong with any particular style of music. It is the lyrics that determines whether a song is “acceptable” for a Christian to listen to.
We should stop being Pharisees (self-righteous people).