Gospel festival - a big attraction

2017-04-14 06:00

SIPHELELE NKETO

UZUSITHWALE Matatiele Gospel Festival was a big hit with revellers who listened to music and were motivated at old rugby field in Matatiele last Saturday.The festival was launched in 2015 to bring gospel music fans together and grow the Matatiele economy. Drug abuse, poverty and road accidents ahead of Easter weekend were prayed for at the event. Organiser Andile Nomabhunga said there are limited gospel festivals in the country and many do not get to enjoy gospel music together. “The money we collected at the festival will be used to buy school shoes and toiletries, which will be donated to Matatiele schools,” said Nomabhunga.Artists who performed included Sipho Makhabane, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Solly Mahlangu, Dr Tumi, Lusanda Mcinga, Dumi Mkokstad, Khanyisa, Sgwili, Fefe Kondile, Bethusile Mcinga, Senzo Mlotha, Xolisa, Reeh, Tiseso, Asanda, Mamisto and Mr Vee Sholo and gospel artists Alwaba Jojo and Luxolo Nipha. Ukhozi FM motivational speaker Abongile Mangala was the programme director.
“This festival provided a platform for young artists to perform on with national artists. After performing at the festival, people will start recognising me,” said Jojo.Butho Vuthela, a gospel artist, is the ambassador of Uzusithwale Matatiele Gospel Festival and will promote the festival, going forward.

UZUSITHWALE Matatiele Gospel Festival was a big hit with revellers who listened to music and were motivated at old rugby field in Matatiele last Saturday.

The festival was launched in 2015 to bring gospel music fans together and grow the Matatiele economy.

Drug abuse, poverty and road accidents ahead of Easter weekend were prayed for at the event.
Organiser Andile Nomabhunga said there are limited gospel festivals in the country and many do not get to enjoy gospel music together.
“The money we collected at the festival will be used to buy school shoes and toiletries, which will be donated to Matatiele schools,” said Nomabhunga.

Artists who performed included Sipho Makhabane, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Solly Mahlangu, Dr Tumi, Lusanda Mcinga, Dumi Mkokstad, Khanyisa, Sgwili, Fefe Kondile, Bethusile Mcinga, Senzo Mlotha, Xolisa, Reeh, Tiseso, Asanda, Mamisto and Mr Vee Sholo and gospel artists Alwaba Jojo and Luxolo Nipha. Ukhozi FM motivational speaker Abongile Mangala was the programme director.

“This festival provided a platform for young artists to perform on with national artists. After performing at the festival, people will start recognising me,” said Jojo.

Butho Vuthela, a gospel artist, is the ambassador of Uzusithwale Matatiele Gospel Festival and will promote the festival, going forward.

 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
Travel Dreams? Where would you rather be right now?

Partnered: Whether you're missing family overseas, dreaming of family adventures or romantic hideaways we all have that one place we'd rather be right now - but have you thought about the best way to get there?

/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.