BY KIMBERLY KARIATI
GOSPEL musician Sindiso “Realm Minister” Nkomo says he sings to constantly remind people to turn back to their creator.
The Realm Minister, who lately changed from English and Shona compositions to Ndebele, told NewsDay Life & Style that human beings tend to forget about things that matter in their spiritual lives.
“I feel I was appointed and set apart to play the role of reminding people as not everyone loves going to church where they can be taught on how to serve God. Some find it easy to receive this reminder even from uncommon places like beer halls, buses or even in the streets through the gospel ministry,” he said.
“I used to be more of a multilingual composer, but after collaborating with fellow gospel singer Tinashe Magacha on the song Thelumoya (2017), I realised that people who follow my music wanted more of the Ndebele songs. I am currently recording Zulu and Ndebele house groove music because this is who I am.”
Realm Minister ,who recently released the song HambaVhangeli under Oskid Productions, said he started his musical career at a tender age.
“Since my primary school I was in the choir and it was during breaks that I would sing my own compositions. When I finished my ordinary level in 2006, I then moved to Bulawayo where I got to use professional instruments not the homemade guitars we used to play in my rural home in Zhombe, Midlands province.
“I later participated in the United Family Church International (UFIC) praise and worship team and got some opportunity to present my songs at that time, which was a great achievement.”
The Realm Minister said his journey has not been that rosy as he once contemplated quitting after an encounter with a bogus producer in Bulawayo.
“I released my first debut album titled My Covenant with God in 2011 with the help and mentorship of Pastor Charles Charamba who showed me how to manoeuvre in the music industry,” he said.
“I kept going and I wanted to do my second album Realm of Worship, but I had to spend almost a year trying to record all in vain because a certain producer had disappeared with my money. Little did l know that God had another plan for me, Minister Michael Mahendere popped in and financed the whole project at the time he was releasing his Getting Personal With God 2.”
Realm Minister has shared the stage with prominent gospel musicians such as South Africa -based Takesure Zamar Ncube and Mahendere and is currently working on two yet to be titled singles to be released anytime this year.
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