RISING Afrosoul star Feli Nandi, real name Felistus Chipendo’s stock keeps on rising and last week she described her music as “a life touching experience” imbued with the sole purpose to have her fans emotionally attached.
Shortly after leaving superstar Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora’s band, Mhodzi Tribe, the vivacious Nandi has proved she is capable of touching the hearts and soul of many with her sensational voice.
“I am a very emotional attached musician. You can pick pain or happiness in my voice. I don’t just sing for the sake of singing; I sing to touch lives. That’s why I am here today,” Nandi told Zim Morning Post last week.
With her unique hair style and voice, Nandi’s music indeed can make one shed tears, even of joy, leaving one refreshed.
The former Queen Elizabeth student and fashion designer believes her dream is to churn out music that affects everyone, irrespective of their culture while also maintaining the pure Zimbabwean pitch.
“I want to sing music that speaks to everyone around the globe while maintaining the original Zimbabwean accent,” Nandi said.
“If I go to the United States and sing with the best, they should be able to still say this is a Zimbabwean voice.
“That’s why most of my music is in Shona,” she added.
As a solo artiste, Nandi has proved to be a formidable force, having made 10 projects with many established artists, with everything she touches turning to gold.
Her latest song, Mufudzi WeMombe, with Trevor Dongo and released two weeks ago, has since recorded phenomenal success, with more than 225 000 views recorded on YouTube, something many established artists are failing to garner.
Nandi has credited her success to an amazing team of handlers, from the Comic Pastor and Associates, who have worked in her marketing team to her management.
If fame does not get into her head like many artistes, she is destined for dizzy heights.
Her departure from Mbeu’s band is under unclear circumstances amid reports that professional jealousy reigned supreme.