A new diva has invaded the music industry with a gem of an album.

Born Faith Naphazi, the youthful musician trades under the name Faith Candy and has released a 10-track album Runako Rwako.

The album will be officially launched before the end of the month. She is touted as Zimbabwe’s version of Nicki Minaj because of her silky voice and flashy dress code. In an interview with the Zimbabwe Mail, Candy said she was delighted to release her debut album after investing time and creative energy in the project.

Her first attempt hit a snag six years ago, she said. “I am delighted to be releasing my debut album Runako Rwako which talks about how beautiful someone you love is and will  standby you no matter what the circumstances are, but when someone loves you for who you are then he/she loves you whole-heartedly,’ said Candy.

She added that her upcoming album will feature renowned local musicians like rapper Maskiri who spices up the album. She also worked with Pauline Gundidza, Baba Shupi and Carlos Green.

“This will be my first album but I have done singles before with Maskiri and Pauline on the track Ini Ndazomuwana.

“I have also worked with Baba Shupi and Carlos Green on the song Wandizadzisa. “I am currently polishing up the album which is due for launch at the beginning of July,” she said.

Candy said her musical journey dates back to when she was a mere teenager but she concentrated on singles. “I started singing when I was 15 and worked with the late Judah E and Nutty B before I quit when I got married at the age of 21. “ I realised I could not run away from my God-given talent which saw me bouncing back on the music scene last year and I am delighted to be releasing my first album. I have a passion for music,” said Candy. Meanwhile, Candy put up a splendid performance when she opened the show for Maskiri at City Sports Bar last Friday.