… Pop star turns to gospel
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
BORN Martha Namundjebo, previously known as Lady May and now going by the stage name of Lady May Africa, all indications are that the boisterous artist has turned a new leaf in her musical career by officially signing to DNAFF Entertainment at an event of the Royal Taste of Africa Guesthouse last Tuesday. The signing ceremony also revealed that she is a born again Christian and will be exclusively praising God through her talent as a singer. Gospel musician and owner of DNAFF Entertainment, DNAFF, told Confidente that Lady May Africa called him and told him that she wanted to do gospel music. “I asked her before anything else if she’s born again and she said ‘yes’, so I talked to my wife and we agreed to sign her.” He added that although people are going to ridicule her for taking such a bold decision, she should not fear. “I probably said or did worse things than Lady May, but as long as one is in the light of God, we can all help each other,” he said. DNAFF also said that he assessed Lady May Africa’s vocal range and sound by taking her to the studio and immediately started to record. The song entitled ‘Let It Shine’ is now Lady May Africa’s first gospel single and features her boss and manager DNAFF. The revelation of her conversion came as a shock to some of her fans, but she responded by saying that her loyal fans would keep on supporting her. “My life is overflowing with blessings and I did not become born again because I had an issue in my life, but I became born again to prove my loyalty to Jesus,” Lady May Africa said.The once controversial singer, who was known for wearing skimpy outfits and high heels on stage and cursing on national television has clearly decided to change her ways. Lady May Africa came to fame in 2004 with the release of her first album, Kamali, which won her an award at the Sanlam-NBC Music Awards. She has since then released four more albums, including Come and Get Me, Pink Chocolate, Tiger Ambitions and I AM: African Goddess. Lady May Africa’s sound is a mixture of Oshiwambo traditional music and western pop, but an added touch of gospel will be the order of the day from now on.
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