Singer Lusanda needs financial help to start recording her new album.
Lusanda Mcinga, a veteran gospel performer, is one of South Africa’s most distinguished gospel musicians, and her music has captivated audiences for decades.
The award-winning diva has been in the entertainment field for a few decades and has managed to carve out a name for herself. Sadly, she is retiring from music decades later.
According to the Daily Sun, the gospel sensation is currently working on his final body of work. Her twentieth studio album will be her final one. “I’ve been playing music since 1985, and it’s time for me to retire.”
“I am leaving the music industry with a heavy heart because though my heart is still here my body can’t take the tension anymore,” she said.
In September, a video of Lusanda asking for public donations went viral on social media. According to Daily Sun, the financially embattled star had lost her car which was repossessed, and some of her assets.
“I have a problem. Ever since we had Covid in 2020, 2021, 2022, I haven’t been able to record or get any gigs. I’m now struggling to get food but fortunately my child, Betusile is buying food for me. He is the sole breadwinner and gives me from time to time. But it’s getting too much for him. I cannot be his burden” wrote Lusanda Mcinga
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She said she was going through financial difficulty because the COVID-19 lockdown hit her hard. “All my cars were repossessed during Covid 19. I couldn’t pay the bank and they were repossessed. From time to time I get money from friends. Even R200 feels like a million to me, that’s how bad things are. My health was also affected and it have never been the same again” said Mcinga.
According to the family spokesperson, Mr. S. Ndumbu, they are unaware of the trending video. After receiving several calls from friends and strangers, they discovered that Mama Lusanda Mcinga is seeking donations for her new album.
“Yes, as the family we are aware that mama Lusanda is struggling as any other local artist post-Covid-19 pandemic. We are also aware that as per her wish she wants to raise funds to record her new album to close off her musical career. To that end, as her children we sent proposals to various departments and business people, and at the moment we have had one positive response from Umgalelo Africa while awaiting response from others” read part of the statement.