Olivia Charamba, renowned as Mai Charamba is a distinguished gospel artist from Zimbabwe. Her musical odyssey commenced as a backing vocalist for her life partner, Charles Charamba.
Renowned as Mai Charamba, Olivia Charamba has earned high acclaim as a gospel artist from Zimbabwe. Her musical odyssey commenced by lending her vocals as a backing artist for her spouse, Charles Charamba.
In the pivotal year of 2000, Mai Charamba achieved a significant milestone with the release of her debut album, “Amen.” This marked a profound turning point in her musical journey, featuring compositions by Pastor Charamba.
The album’s enriched depth is noteworthy, thanks to the remarkable contributions of her friends Tariro (Matongorewa) Muringa and Spiwe (Murerwa) Chimuti, who played crucial roles as backing vocalists.
A Breakthrough Debut
In the pivotal year 2000, Mai Charamba took boldly step into the limelight with her inaugural album, “Amen.” This marked a profound milestone in her musical expedition, featuring soul-stirring compositions by Pastor Charamba himself.
Noteworthy contributions came from her friends, Tariro (Matongorewa) Muringa and Spiwe (Murerwa) Chimuti, who lent their voices as backing vocalists.
Exploring Mai Olivia Charamba’s Journey
Born on August 14, 1973, Olivia Charamba (nee Maseko) carries a legacy that transcends generations.
The 1980s witnessed the genesis of her musical saga when she became part of the Salvation Army choir, a period that nurtured her passion for singing. A significant move in 1995 led her to the Apostolic Faith Mission, where fate intertwined her path with Charles Charamba.
After her initial success in music, Olivia pursued academic endeavours and enrolled in Living Waters Seminary. Three years of dedicated theological studies culminated in her graduation in 2003, earning a well-deserved Diploma in Theology.
- 2000 – Amen
- Daily Bread
- 2009 – The Gospel
- Voice of Miriam
Awards and Recognition
- Best Female Musician
- Best Gospel Musician
- Best Gospel Album
- Most Outstanding Female Musician
The Personal Front
Olivia Charamba is happily married to Pastor Charles Charamba, creating a harmonious blend of love and shared musical endeavours.