Abuja has welcomed a new contemporary Afro centric gospel artiste, Vanessa Chenbap aka Vou.
Described as an entertainer, a popular street genre and a mother, the Berom-born lady thrilled guests at the Alexis Hotel, Utako with her new album titled 'Experience Vou'.
Said to be not just a singer but one with a difference who is deeply spiritual, and derives inspiration from there, the widowed mother of two said being a widow at 32 was a challenge she had no control over. But moving on from there is, "what I can control and I am determined to move beyond my losses. This is the reason I started this project from the help and support I received from people who simply believed in me. This album is the sum total of their collective inputs."
The album she says is also her widow's mite towards sensitizing the society to act on behalf of the less priviledged.
Chenbap is also the coordinator of Community Partners For The Vulnerable And Excuded, a nonprofit charity organization/enterprise. She recently found a second passion in charity due to the demise of her husband and her ordeal as a widow. "Widowhood has inspired me to think of ways of making myself useful to the vulnerable in our society, starting from widows like myself with kids to train but rather less fortunate with no sustainable means of livelihood".
With a Masters degree in architecture, the artiste who launched her debut album last Sunday said, "It is this passion that rekindled my love for music, I just want to use this medium(music) to earn enough to support yet another mother and a child through school."
The new album is an 18 track one with gospel songs which feature other artistes.