What Joy!

By Drum Digital
25 March 2016

They’re the biggest gospel group in Mzansi and 20 years later, they’re still spreading the joy. We chat to Joyous Celebration’s founding trio

By Hopewell Mpapu

It's blazing hot as we make our way to the head office of the award-winning gospel group, Joyous Celebration, in Randburg.

Over the past two decades, these legends have produced songs that have become anthems in various church choirs and the homes of millions of South Africans.

However, even though they’ve won numerous accolades, the road to success has not been without its challenges – and scandals.

It all started 20 years ago when three friends, Lindelani Mkhize, Pastor Mthunzi Namba and Jabu Hlongwane, came up with the idea of starting a gospel group – one which would eventually become the biggest gospel group in Mzansi.

Read more in the 31 March issue of DRUM.

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