Lorraine Maplanka Stot is a Minister of the Gospel in song, she works with and is mentored by Minister Takesure Zamar of Worship Addicts. She is married to Blessing ‘Stot’ Sitotombe of the The Outfit band. Mr Sitotombe popularly known as “Stot” is the person behind the production of Lorraine’s first album working under Stot Bass Productions.
She started singing when she was still in primary school, she is from a family of musicians as her sister and brothers are musically talented as well. The Mother, Mrs Maplanka is a music leader at ZAOGA and the father plays guitar. When she was at high school, St James, she was made choir leader.
Singing With the Divas
Lorraine has performed with several artists and groups, the likes of Conqueror (an acapella group), Zaza from South Africa, and Avis from South Africa among many others. Recently she performed at the Gospel Divas show which hosted Rebecca Malope and the Worship Altar Festival which was done beginning of the year in Bulawayo with Takesure, Vocal Ex, Ayanda from South Africa, and Avis from South Africa as well.
On the 15th of July 2016 she recorded a live project at Sound Kalcha titled “Chronicles of a Worshipper”. It is an 8 track album, including a short sermon from her pastor, Apostle B. Ndlovu.
The album was released on the 16th of December during the Kingdom Summit, an annual church conference hosted by Kingdom Life International Church (KLIC) led by Apostle B. Ndlovu.
The project was recorded live and it has DVD and CD out. The video is doing well, some clips are on YouTube and they have over 2,000 views at the moment. The album is receiving good reviews, it’s playing on Star FM and Skyz Metro. One of the songs “Singing Glory” has been on the Star FM gospel greats charts for 17 weeks and has been number 1 for weeks in a row.
She has also been invited to the ZBC live news for an interview on the album as well as Skyz Metro.
Women of Valour
This is just the beginning of her career, more projects are in the pipeline already. As a person with a passion to see other women arise she is pioneering a Women’s Concert which will be running annually. The first took place in Bulawayo at the Academy of Music on the 1st of May under the theme “Women of Valour” she also took this platform as well to introduce a few new tracks that she has been working on.
Lorraine is also building her own music label called Inspired Music, in the near future she will be helping and assisting other musicians arise and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music.