Friday, 29 September 2017

"linia Wutete a vessel emerging from the brand"

Born Linia Wutete, the majestic woman of faith has walked an applaudable journey up the mountain. Although she may seem halfway through, greater things have come out of the noble lady healing the world with her vocals.
The good part about life is its simplicity when one knows their purpose and that has been the case with Linia after she identified her calling. She came to an agreement with her inner being, motivated by the Holy Spirit to take up music as a career to change people's lives.

Greatness is not hereditary or linked to kinship but sometimes where you're coming from has an influence on who you become in life. Linia seems to be a replica and a continuation of her parents, who never got to record any tracks but were ear and heart catching vocalists. Her mother who was a lead singer in the Catholic church is sister to the well-known Sekuru Bhosvo of ZCC Mbungo Stars. Linia has now grown up to be a well spoken of Gospel Music Minister, spreading the good news of heaven as far as she can.

"I am a vessel emerging from the brand, *Family Music.* A brand launched by the Ufic choir where I am a member," says Liana. She highly acknowledges all Ufic music ministry pastors in the nurturing of her heavenly calling, with the likes of Minister M Mahendere, Hubert Chigumira, Worshipper Larry Gunda and Pastor Alex Gunda only to mention just a few.
Linia goes on to express her appreciation towards the motivational intervention by the Ufic founder and leader who spoke encouraging words of wisdom to her when she felt grounded and purposeless.
"Everything around me seemed impossible at that time. That's when Prophet Makandiwa spoke into my life and told me that I had so much potential and have been underestimated.
"He told me it was a choice that I can make to pursue my career or not. That gave me the boldness to pursue my purpose and calling," she narrates. According to her, one's success also depends on guidance from those people around you. People will either break you or mold you but it still remains your responsibility to choose the right ones to surround yourself with; her words seem to echo this meaning.

Not only does she regard her choir members and church leader, she also acknowledges her mentor in the industry. She identifies artist Prudence Mbofana Katomene as her mentor who has been with her through thick and thin. One interesting thing about their relationship is their collaboration on the song "Mamonya naJesu" (Giants with Jesus) and she testifies how every ear that it has touched has been left not the same down to the heart. Part of the song says;

Tambirai masoja, ahwina kuhondo. Hondo dzedu takunda, naJesu pacalvary. Idelayed match, its a delayed match takakunda pacalvary (welcome the soldiers, who conquered the battles, right at Calvary Jesus conquered for us there for its a delayed match whatever battles you are going through don't accept defeat).

Currently, she has four solid albums namely:

            1. Unstoppable preacher vol 1
            2. Unstoppable preacher vol 2
            3. Result praises and worship
            4. Handidi nhamo Unstp vol 3.
And currently, is set to release her fifth album in which the single "Mamonya naJesu" is also a part of.

In the year 2016, Linia shared a stage with prominent South African Gospel artist Rebecca Malope at the
Gospel Divas Concert 2016 and with Hlengiwe Mhlaba at some Ufic family functions.

Besides singing gospel music Linia also teaches music, trains choirs, the theory of music and musical instruments, entertains through music. She is currently studying music. She believes she is made up of music cells because everything about her revolves around music.

Like all artists, she also cries foul to challenges like piracy and the difficulties that come with commercializing Gospel music but she believes God is not a God of mediocrity, so she can't settle for less.

Currently, she is working on a video which is set for release end of October. Linia also has a word upcoming artists, she says; "to upcoming artists, don't let anyone discourage you. If God called you to minister to him and to his people, he will see you through. Gather confidence on his word about you, believe in yourself and in God. People around were not there when God called you. So they may try everything to disqualify you. Stand your ground and remain focused.

By Abel Mavura

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