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Entertainment - Date: 22 October 2018
Written by: Elmon Tshikhudo / Viewed: 1896
The name Tshanduko Faith Nemutanzhela is fast becoming a household name in poetry circles in Limpopo.
The gospel poet, who is better known as "The Kingdom Vessel" from Thohoyandou in Limpopo, is destined for great things in the world of arts. She was not always a poet, but her path diverted from athlete to poet in the blink of an eye, as a result of the doctor's diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 12.
Seventeen years later, she decided to focus on her other talents. When she joined Arena of Grace Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor Rene and Mama Charlotte Brunner, she discovered her God-given talent for the fusion genre of poetry combined with preaching.
Though she can write about anything, her focus is on spreading the Gospel through her gift of poetry. About her stage name, The Kingdom Vessel, she explains that she believes it was given to her by God Himself and it's a combination of two of her favourite scriptures in the Bible, which are Matthew 6:33 and 2 Corinthians 4:7.
In 2015, she released a demo and the response was satisfactory, considering that it was her first attempt. Recently, she released an easy-play album with four poems, entitled Inside the belly of a fish.
The project is a mix of different music genres such as afro jazz and country with poetry and, according to her fans, it speaks to the soul.
For sales and booking, readers can phone 066 101 1248 or on Facebook at Tshanduko Faith Nemutanzhela.
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Kingdom Vessel, who is making ripples in the gospel poetry arena.
Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and has since been a familiar name among the newspaper's readers.