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News in brief - Date: 19 September 2021
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 713
The10 vocalists who have gone through to the final round of the I Can Sing Gospel competition stand a chance to walk away with their share of R250 000 in prizes.
This prestigious gospel music competition is the brainchild of Newie Nthabalala and Newie Music Ministry Academy.
Prizes for these finalists include a recorded live audio single, recording a music video for the single, one night’s stay at a five-star hotel, a three-year record label deal, multiple vocal training sessions from Newie Music Ministry Academy, registration with all necessary music bodies, a professional photographic portfolio (three hours), artist profile package, submission of the single to TV and radio stations, and full exposure in the music industry.
“The aim is to find people with real singing talent and help them achieve their goals of becoming stars in the music industry,” Newie said. “The purpose is to uplift them, give them worldwide exposure and make their dream come true. I Can Sing Gospel can help in getting them started, then sustain and monitor their music journey for the coming three years.”
In the top 10 finalist are (in no specific order) Hope Ramabulana (16), Lerato Mehlape (25), Amanda Netshifhefhe (30), Rinae Singo (28), Hlazana Sindile (22), Tshidino Thendo (33), Fikile Precious Makondo (27), Kholofelo Mudau (26), Khahule Prosper (18), and Zukile Nkosi (22).
The overall winner will also win an additional R5 000 in cash. “The winner will be the face of I Can Sing Gospel Limpopo Season, and this will be our Limpopo gospel star,” she said.
Newie is an accomplished gospel artist, well known for songs such as Ngangoho vha Murena, U Mudzimu e ethe, and U Mudzimu wa Madembe na vhutolo.
For more information about the competition, please contact 072 649 1647 or search “I Can Sing Gospel” on social media platforms. A final date for the competition has not been set yet, but dates for other major events in this competition will be released soon.
Newie Nthabalala, founder of the I Can Sing Gospel competition. Photo supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.