Gospel musos visit Mother City

2015-09-17 06:00

OMG artists Nqobile Ngidi, Thembinkosi Booi,  Buhle Hlangulela, Mzoxolo Rafani and M-Siya.

Mandla Mahashe

OMG artists Nqobile Ngidi, Thembinkosi Booi, Buhle Hlangulela, Mzoxolo Rafani and M-Siya. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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This past weekend music lovers had a different taste to things when various artists from recently formed record label, Otrulega Music Group visited the Mother City.

Founded by businessman Mandla Lamba in 2012, the label, which has become popularly known as OMG, brought its charges down to the Cape townships.

OMG comprises of some of the most promising raising stars in the gospel industry such as Mzoxolo Rafani and Nqobile Ngidi as well as industry veterans such as Thembinkosi Booi and M-Siya.

The group includes Buhle Hlangulela, a damsel that has also been in the music business for a while as a backup singer and composer.

She was also part of the award winning duo Snethemba, popular for their hit “Ubani othe abazalwane bayabhora” a couple of years ago.

They visited local malls as well as churches and attended events with the aim of bringing their music closer to the music lover from the Cape.

Thembinkosi Booi said: “When I released my last album I was based here in the Mother City and the love and support I received made me realised that this should be one of the first places that I come to to present my new album,”.

Booi shot to fame in the early 2000s with his hit song “Usathana ujumper amafence”.

He has gone to release seven more albums, with his 8th studio album titled Bayede released by his new label.

“As expected, the album is very particular, but you can also ascertain that there is a lot of maturity in my music.”

Another veteran gospel musician, M-Siya has just released his 9th studio album and says that he was not at his most content stage of his musical career.

“After releasing so many albums and not getting the breakthrough desired, you start to question your talent and whether or not you are good enough.

With this album I have worked with one of the most talented individuals such as Dumi Mkokstad and Malizole Fololo.

Usually, I did most things in my albums like composing, writing and producing but they have brought a different edge and it has come out beautifully.

I’m very content with this album and I hope the audience also receives it well,” he said.

So You Want To Sing Gospel contestants Nqobile Ngidi and season one finalist Mzoxolo also are offering their new albums titled Uyisiphephelo Sami and Konke kufeziwe respectively

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