Lemoniq reminisces about European tour with Iyasa

Langalakhe Mabena

Up-and-coming artiste Gugulethu Monica Moyo otherwise known as Lemoniq in the arts industry is privileged to have been selected as part of the “amateurs” by Iyasa, who recently toured Europe for three months.

The 19-year-old was approached by Iyasa to be a lead singer and an actress on the ensemble’s recent project.

Lemoniq cherishes every moment which she experienced in Europe as it was her first time to perform outside Zimbabwe.

“It was my first time to go and perform in Europe and I enjoyed every moment of it. I was approached by Iyasa to take part in the project and the call became a life changing one to me.

“My role on the project was to be a singer and also an actress which I believe I did justice to considering our performances in Europe.

The trip was fun, exciting and very educative, it was my first time to visit Europe and I was touched because I had to perform to a crowd I wasn’t familiar with.

“We performed in different states mainly in Germany in cities like Hamburg, Castrop-Rauxel, Norden, Cologne, Leverkusen and Weimar,” said Lemoniq.

With the experience she gained during the tour, Lemoniq is ready to strengthen her solo career as she is working on her first full-length album.

“I have four songs Ngowam Lo, Sofa Silahlane, Nhliziyo Yam and Sengimtholile, songs which are doing very well on the market with some being played on local radio stations.

“With this tour, I believe I have grown and become mature in as far as my craft is concerned.

I am working on my first album which I believe will take Bulawayo by storm,” said Lemoniq who was nominated at the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA) for Outstanding newcomer last year.

Lemoniq is an arts enthusiast who started singing at a young age of eight in 2010.

With her mother being supportive of her dreams and noticing how amazing and connected she was to music, her mother encouraged her to consider singing as a career.

She followed her dream and in 2020 all her plans came to fruition as she successfully recorded her first single titled Ngowam Lo.

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