Widower releases album after loss of spouse

2015-09-10 06:00
Nhlakanipho Cele released his second gospel album.

Mbongiseni Maseko

Nhlakanipho Cele released his second gospel album. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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No amount of challenges could put Nhlakanipho Cele down as he bounced back stronger than ever before.

Nhlakanipho, as he is better known by his fans, released his second gospel album titled Isambulo (the revelation), recently, and he has already won the hearts of many gospel music fans.

The winner of the then television programme I Want To Sing Gospel, in 2011, said the album was recorded on a high professional level and promised that his fans will never be disappointed.

“There are people who want to give up in life, but this album is here to change their mind set. My fans come to my house and tell me their testimony of being healed after listening to the album which is something that amazes me. They say it brings hope to them. I cannot underestimate the power of God. In the dark that you are in, you must always know that God lives. I am a testimony to that. I personally have been through tough times,” Nhlakanipho said.

Nhlakanipho lost his wife, Slindile Dlela, to an illness in 2012.

“It has been a difficult time for me after I lost my wife. I became a single parent for our children and it was a big challenge for me. I could only sing in my bedroom when I prayed in the past three years. God was speaking to me in that period and I had to listen to his voice. That is why now I released the album as the testimony to healing other people. The album is in high demand,” he said.

Nhlakanipho, who parted ways with his former recoding label, Tox Music Eclipse, praised Lionel Jamela, of Jamela Entertainment for taking him to greater heights in the industry.

“He (Jamela) is one of patient and humble people I ever met.

I can now feel that I am working at a professional level. I feel very honoured and humbled. I now understand more about the music industry,” he added.

His debut album, titled Wethembekile, went gold after selling over 25 thousand copies.

Nhlakanipho has been in local church visits since last week, promoting his album.

Check him out on Facebook on NhlakaniphoIsambulo and on Twitter on the same handle

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