Fans and supporters of the late gospel star Lundi Tyamara are in for a treat with the surprise release of his legacy project entitled “Legacy”. The album boasting 18 tracks, features four never heard before songs that Lundi recorded before his demise earlier this year.
The first single is “Nomakwenzenkani” featuring Fikile Mlomo, which was recorded in October 2016.
Ironically, the track is about coming to terms with one’s mortality. He sings “whatever happens to my life you will always be with me”. Lundi’s life was cut short in January following a battle with stomach TB and a chronic liver condition.
“Uyithemba Lami” featuring longtime friend and collaborator Sipho Mbhele is another new release that will impress his followers. Lundi also teamed up with Thinah Zungu on the inspirational “Uphakeme” while on “Zonkizizwe” he worked with M Siya.
The other songs on the album are the hit singles he released from 1998 starting with “Mphefumlo Wam”, “Onqonqozayo” and “Mama”, all the way to his most recent hit in 2016 “Ithemba Lami Likuwe” with Jaziel Brothers.
Lundi’s manager Anele Hlazo commented: “The most significant thing is that the four new recordings are the last pieces of work he ever recorded in his entire career. There will be no other new songs you will hear.
“Lundi is irreplaceable and he created his own legacy. There will never be another with a voice like his. I trust that this album will earn its place of pride in every collection because it encapsulates what one of the most distinct voices and talents South Africa has ever produced had to offer the musical landscape.”
Proceeds from the sales of “Legacy” will go to his two children Sibonelo, 18, Candy 11 and his family
The first single, “Nomakwenzenkani” hits radio stations this week while the album will be released at the end of March.