Late gospel star Lundi Tyamara’s legacy project titled Legacy is set to be released at the end of March. The album, with 18 tracks, features four never-heard-before songs that Lundi recorded before his death earlier this year.
The first single, Nomakwenzenkani, set to hit radio stations this week, features Vuselela Unembeza hit maker Fikile Mlomo, which was recorded in October last year. In the song, Lundi sings about coming to terms with one’s mortality. He sings: “Whatever happens to my life, you will always be with me.”
Uyithemba Lami, featuring long-time friend and collaborator Sipho Mbhele, is another new release that will be part of the album. Lundi teamed up with Thinah Zungu on Uphakeme, while he worked on Zonkizizwe 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 the Jaziel Brothers.
Lundi’s manager, Anele Hlazo, says the new recordings will be the last from the late gospel star.
“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,” he says.
Proceeds from the sales of Legacy will go to his two children Sibonelo, 18, Candy, 11, and his family
Lundi’s life was cut short in January following a battle with stomach TB and a chronic liver condition.