Olivia Charamba, popularly known as Mai Charamba, is a multi award winning female Zimbabwean Gospel Artist. She started her musical carreer as a backing vocalist for her husband Pastor Charles Charamba. She rose to prominence as a solo artist with her 2000 debut album, Amen, with songs composed by Pastor Charamba and featuring friends Tariro (Matongorewa) Muringa and Spiwe (Murerwa) Chimuti as backing vocalists.

Background

Olivia Charamba (nee Maseko) was born on was born on August 14 in 1973. She started singing in the Salvation Army choir in the 80's [1]. In 1995 she moved to join the Apostolic Faith Mission and that is where she met her husband and started her professional career. As a backing vocalist, she performed on her husband, [Charles Charamba]'s debut album [Tinashe Akatendeka] in 1997.



References

  1. NewsdzeZimbabwe, [1], www.newsdzezimbabwe.co.uk, Retrieved: 09032014