The late great gospel star Lundi Tyamara may no longer be able to blast his famous hits on stage and touch his scores of fans, but he will able to do that from the grave. His record company is gearing up for the release of an 18-track album, rightfully titled Legacy, at the end of March.

It will feature some of his songs that have never been heard before, such as Nomakwenzekani featuring Fikile Mlomo, which was recorded in October – a month before he was hospitalised.

Other news songs that will be featured in the upcoming album include Uyithemba Lami featuring Sipho Mbele, Zonkizizwe, as well as Ithemba Lam Likuwe. The star’s former manager Anele Hlazo said, “The most significant thing is that the four new recordings are the last pieces of work he recorded in his entire career. There will be other new songs you will hear. Lundi is irreplaceable and he cared his own legacy. There will never be another voice like his.” He said he hoped the album would earn its place of pride in every collection, because it encapsulates what one of the most distinct voices in South Africa has ever produced.

“The proceeds from the album will go to his two children Sibonelo (18) and Candy (11), as well as the rest of his family,” he concluded.