Taken from her new album called Zanga, ‘Nidaliseni’ by Kanji (@IAM_Kanji) has quickly become a favourite pick for many. It is probably the reason the song comes twice on the CD.
The song is really a prayer, a very personal prayer that every Christian says though out most of life. The word’s on the chorus are taken from the Biblical account of Jacob. In Genesis 32, verse 26, Jacob told the Lord, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
I have spent the last few weeks listening to this song and I have come to appreciate and relate to the words. I keep on reflecting on the fact that I need the Lord now more than ever and that without Him, I am nothing; on how I need Him to guide my every step and to shelter me from all harm; and how I need His forgiveness, daily.
Those words, “Kulibe nangu chintu chimodzi, chamene chinga chitike ngati simulipo Tate…” (there is not a single thing that can happen without You, Father…), are a reflection of how much God is in control. Nothing that ever happens to us surprises Him, He knows it all, hence the need for us to depend on and fully trust Him, the one who knows the end from the beginning and vice-versa. We should trust that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
There is so much I can say about the song and what it has come to mean to me, but we can leave that for another time. For now, all i will say is that it is my “Song of the Month” for April. Congratualtions Kanji
Remember to support Zambian music by buying an original copy. Zanga‘, Kanji’s first gospel album, is available in all Sounds outlets in Zambia and world-wide on iTunes. You can buy it here.