prudence katomeni.jpgRenowned Jazz musician and actress, Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana, has released an 8-track self-titled album which is her first solo project after over 10 years in the music industry.

The self-titled album was co-produced by Clive Mono Mukundu and features tracks with life’s lessons and messages of hope.
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Speaking to ZBC News on the sidelines of the album launch, Prudence said that the album took her 3 years to produce as she wanted everything to be done perfectly. She added that the need to fly solo had always been on the back of her mind.

Co-producer, renowned guitarist, Clive Mukundu praised the songstress for her resilience and innovation and urged upcoming musicians to take music seriously as their product defines them.

The album saw some of Zimbabwe’s most talented artists helping Prudence come up with the classy effort. Robert Matenga of the group Mandebvu, one of the country’s best song writers assisted on the song ‘Baba Bhoyi’ which is a woman’s cry for appreciation from her husband who treats her badly.

 

Other tracks to look out for are ‘Stronger’ which urges people not to bow down to pressure and ‘Dzidza’ which is a message to children to appreciate and listen to their parents.

Prudence rose to fame after featuring on Albert Nyathi’s song ‘Senzenina’ in the early 90s. Her most popular song BP has remained a hit for years. Her first public performance was when she was 8 years.

 

After school, Prudence joined a band called The Vice, and later joined Jazz Invitation, staying with them for a decade. During this period Prudence toured with great names such as Tanga wekwaSando and shared the stage with the legendary Miriam Makeba and Take Six.