Gospel singing sensation’s star on the up and up

2015-05-07 06:00

Monica Gadudu visited Cape Town to give gospel music lovers a taste of her music. 

Mandla Mahashe

Monica Gadudu visited Cape Town to give gospel music lovers a taste of her music. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Gospel singer Monica Gadudu’s Nas’ isimanga album is testimony of her lief’s trials and tribulations.

It is affirmation of God’s presence and greatness during times of hardship.

She wants the world to know the her life has changed for the better.

After a long illness, she seems to have dusted off those obstacles and has picked up her spear, and this is shown by her rising star status in the genre of gospel music.

“I was down and out for three years and nothing could get me out of the rut that I was in.

I was isolated and so stressed that even people from my church couldn’t get me to rise up and shine. It was really a hard time for me until I prayed really hard, and things started changing along with my outlook on life,” she told City Vision.

She was so ill that she even lost her job.

“But now I am employed as administrator in one of the big companies in the country.

My career in music is taking off and it is all through God’s blessing,” said the East London singer.

Gadudu released her debut album late last year and was visiting the Mother City over the weekend. She performed at the Gospel Show at the Way of Life church in Mandela Park.

“My music is the result of the miracle that happened in my life. I am so happy now I feel like I should spread the word of God,” she said.

On Nas’ isimanga she collaborated with highly rated artist Dumi Mkokstad and she described her music as traditional gospel which heals.

“It is really my hope that through the message that I send out there people will be healed like how I have been healed.

I have been singing since the age of thirteen at my church and it is after my struggle that music started to have a meaning for me. Then I was singing for love,” she said.

She said that she didn’t have any pressure to succeed and she was surprised to see how well her music has been received.

“This part of my life has taught me many lessons, one of them is commitment. There will be many challenges but as long as you remain focus it will be all worth it,” she said. Gadudu’s CD is available at stores and you can find her on her Facebook fanpage Monica Gadudu

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