She’s back in the music industry, but this time not as a kwaito artist. We had a chat about her new journey and what to expect from her.
What has Queen been up to?
It's a long testimony that can be summed up into a book. In brief, let me say in 2008 I took a back seat from the music industry when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. Pastor Radebe and his wife – God bless the – took me through the conversion process through their weekday teachings at their church and counselled me about the life I had received in Christ. They shared with me many things that made me feel like a person of great worth in the kingdom, and for the first time in my life, I encountered the most amazing love of God. I wanted to get to know Him, so I stayed in His presence and served in church with my vocal abilities. Little did I know that there were a variety of ministries he has called me for within His kingdom.
What motivated your come back?
I did not start serving in the church worship team that same year. In fact, I spent a year in Limpopo and visited a couple of good churches. It was Bishop Edward Mahlakgane who ignited the passion in me to serve the Lord with my voice. He and his wonderful wife would take me with them to their crusades to sing. I knew then what my purpose in this life is, and today I am operating in that purpose without wavering or regret. I love being the psalmist of God.
Should your fans expect any new music from you anytime soon?
The Lord told me to prepare myself for another journey back into the music industry to sing about his grace. God wants everyone to encounter his love through His Son, Jesus Christ and this love is what I am expressing in my latest four-track CD, which I recently released independently. The CD is taken from my upcoming urban-contemporary album titled The Atmosphere of His Presence, which will be recorded in Vanderbijlpark by Pastor Israel Mosehla who is currently mentoring me both musically and spiritually.
The market has evolved over time, how are you going to connect with the audience?
Indeed times have evolved because technology has advanced and musicians today are able to promote their projects independently, via social media and distribute music online. This is such a huge advantage for artists hence I am also taking advantage of this opportunity to sell my music online.
Anything else you’re working on besides music?
Presently I am writing my book. It is a daily devotional that aims at encouraging and motivating souls not to give up in life but to strive to be what God wants them to be. The short daily preaching serve as a magnet that keeps a person connected to God through many challenges they may be facing. I also want my personal testimony to serve as an example to anyone who thinks that salvation is not permanent and saving faith can be broken if a believer stays in the wilderness far too long. So what I am demonstrating in this book is patience and endurance that has kept me grounded. The Bible says, "He who promised is faithful." In the like manner, God needs for us to be faithful to the process of His call.