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Deborah Fraser

Deborah Fraser was born in KwaMashu Durban in 1966. Artists her age have either given up on music or trying to make a comeback on the music career. But not this 36-year-old  gospel diva. Deborah Fraser is populary known in music circles at home and in the United States of America by artists of repute. ”People make me a superstar and treat me that way. But I’m not a superstar. I just regard myself as an ordinary God-fearing person”, says Deborah with a smile.

When she released her ground-breaking debut album Abanye Bayombona, some critics in the music industry dismissed it.It went on to become a multi-platinum seller in a year – a difficult feat for countless gospel musicians. Audited figures were at more than 100 000 before the release of the second album Udlalile Ngabantu.

The release of this album bear witness to Deborah’s growth, musically. Universal Music also released her international album which is entitled Born Again. The album Born Again and other tracks from Abanye Bayombona were released in the United Kingdom, produced by Deborah’s young producer extraordinaire and the shy Sipho Mbhele.

“The overseas release (Born Again) means a lot to me. It shows that my talent is respected even by people I’ve never worked with or met before.They cant just release my album if they doubted my selling ability. It also means that I’m going somewhere in life and musically speaking that it is – I’m coming out of the dark,” says Deborah. The album is also played at local UK clubs, as remixed of Born Again (Uma Kungenxa) and We’re Born Again (Abanye Bayombona) will be released specifically for this market.

But the road to recording the previous album (Abanye Bayombona) was not so easy for the down-to-earth Deborah. In 1996, she has lost her son Mbuso after birth. She dedicated Uma Kungenxa to him. She also dedicated Mangihamba, from the debut album (Abanye Bayombona) to the late diva Wendy Mseleku, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, her sister Promise, brother Daram, and other artists who passed away prematurely.

In the new album Udlalile Ngabantu, Deborah dedicates Ethuneni Lam to her cousin Colleen who passed away in July 2002. Deborah played the same song at her funeral in KwaMashu. The mourners heard the song for the first time even before it was finished on the album.

The track Mama Wam’ is dedicated to her mother Catherine Tshabalala-Fraser who is always supporting her through thick and thin. “This song is not only dedicated to my mother alone – it’s also dedicated to all the mothers in the world,” says Deborah.

Isililo

Release Date : 2007

Tracklist

1. Siyakhala

2. Thapelo

3. Kuyadabukisa

4. Bashona Le

5. Sengisaba Nokulala

6. Sus Alo Mthwalo

7. Akunguwe

8. Ngixoleleni

9. Noyana

10. Masungulo

11. Vhuxilo

12. Chineke Na Aza Ekpere

13. Nkosi Sihlangene

 

Awunasabelo

Released : 2010

Tracklist

1. Mangingene

2. Ngobe Ngikuphi

3. Yebo Ngisaphila

4. Mthetheleli

5. Sihamba Ne Qhawe

6. Mthombo Wokuphila

7. Sizwile Ukukhala

8. U Will Never

9. Uthume Thina

10. Be The Glory

11. Amathambo

12. Nkosi Sihlangene

13. Umlahlelani

 

Uthando

Released : 2009

Tracklist

1. Kuze Kuse

2. Uthando

3. Ngiyabonga

4. Umafikizolo

5. Baba Wezingane Zami

6. Dlamini

7. Ha O Mo Rata

8. You Let Me Fly

9. Kwerekwere

10. Kuze Kuse – Remix

 

Live

Released : 2009

Tracklist

1. Umoya Wami

2. Yebo Ngiyavuma

3. Udlalile Ngabant

4. Abanye Bayombona

5. Thapelo

6. Lala Ngoxolo

7. Nkulunkulu Uthando Lwakho

8. Susa Lo Mthwalo

9. Nansi Le Nqola

10. Uma Kungenxa

11. Bengithi Ngizo Bekezela

12. Ngikuxolele

13. Ngonile Video

14. Abefundisi Aba Wrongo

15. We Johna

16. Hamba We Sathane

 

UmSamariya

Released : 2008

Tracklist

1. Bengithi Ngizo Bekezela

2. Abefundisi aba wrango

3. Lala ngoxolo mama wami

4. We Johna

5. Ngibe muhle nam’

6. Yeye yu nawe

7. Yebo ngiyavuma

8. Vuma

9. Bonang suna

10. Ngizonqoba

11. Mayibengcwele

12. Oh ndodana

13. Umoya wam’

14. Yara gbadura

 

Sound and Vision

Released: 2008

Tracklist

Disk1

1. Uma Kungenxa

2. Abanye Bayombona

3. Dila Nabo Nkosi

4. Uma Kungenxa (Choir Mix)

5. Hlomani Izikhali

6. Phomola Yaka

7. Nansi Le Nqola

8. Wozani

9. Uphi Umhlobo

10. Imvuselelo

11. Ngimtholile Ujesu

12. Vukani Bandla Bo

13. Mangihamba

Disk 2

1. Udlalile Ngabantu

2. Ngizohamba Nawe

3. Ndikhokhele

4. Nxa Ngimbona

5. Masimbonge

6. Sizwile Ukukhala

7. Mvulel Ihliziyo

8. Famba

9. Umthwalo Wezono

10. Lekunutung

11. Ethuneni Lakho

12. Kungenxa Yengani Zam

13. Mawungangedluli Jesu

14. Mama Wam

3 comments

  1. hlw mom DEBORAH ILIKE 2 THANKS ABOUT YOUR OF WHICH IS YEBO UNGUMSINDISI BECAUSE IT GIVE OUR MINDS BE GROW UP AND PLS MOM DONT STOP 2 SING BECAUSE YOU ROCKY.ILOVE YOU MOM. AND IWL PRAY FOR YOU .GOD BLESS YOU.

  2. I just like the way you sing, your songs are so touching. May God keep on using you mama I love you

  3. Deborah frazer I lyk the way you sing your song are touching more especially lobuhlungu song i love it

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