By Nasibu Mahinya
Tanzanian veteran singer, Stara Thomas who is currently doing gospel music has boosted to come up with non-gospel album which its recording process is underway at one of the several studios in the country.
Stara was declared to be born again in year 2011 whereby she started performing gospel songs, but now slowly go back to those days of her original “Zouk fleva” music after confirmed that the recording of her eight-track album is at the final stage.
"I have been recording at several studios and the album is untitled yet but when I am done recording process everything will be revealed including the album title and track list," she told Azania Post.
Stara added: "I am confident with my music and my fanbase is always ready for me so I am going to give them quality music. I will do the best to promote the album to reach more people. It will be ready by next year.”
Before been “born again” she was shining with her hit songs of Mimi na Wewe, Sikia, Sitorudi nyuma, my body, Children right and Nipigie featuring AT.
As Tanzanian singer who is known throughout Swahili-speaking Africa, Stara detailed that her album will have an African beat and it will not be a gospel album. Her last album, 'Nani ni Mshamba' which was a gospel album was released in 2013.
She denied doing gospel music for commercial benefit instead of praising God, by says: "I don't know much about that but I believe what is meant for financial benefit shall fade away but what is meant to praise God shall forever glow,"
In 2007, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) reported that Stara, a mother of two who has written and performed an anthem about promoting safe motherhood and infant health called ‘Play your Part,’ which has become a hit, joining forces with the United Nations and its partners to advocate for safe motherhood.