Gospel artist earns his crown

2018-12-05 06:00
Dumi Mkokstad (left) with Ayanda Ntanzi at the Crown Gospel Awards.PHOTO: supplied

Dumi Mkokstad (left) with Ayanda Ntanzi at the Crown Gospel Awards.PHOTO: supplied

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A YOUNG gospel artist from Scottsville made his city proud when he brought home an award from the Crown Gospel Awards, held at the Durban ICC on Sunday night.

Ayanda Ntanzi won in the category of Best Praise Song with his song titled Nasempini.

This was not the first time that Ntanzi was nominated in these awards, having been nominated in 2015 for Best Newcomer with his first album, however this is the first time he has walked away with an award at the event.

Ntanzi told Echo that he is still trying to come to terms with the fact that he won, saying: “I am so happy, I still cannot believe it. It will take time for this great achievement to sink in... Winning this award shows that I am growing as a musician.

“People are recognising me and my music and that encourages me a lot. Now I need to work really hard and continue giving people the good music that they love and enjoy,” he said.

His song came from his second album, titled Priestly Worship, that was released in December last year.

The artist said that he is working on promoting this album at the moment.

“I want to travel the whole country, promoting my music, before I can start cooking something up in the studio again.

“I want to make sure that people are familiar with me and my music before I go abroad and promote it there.

“I believe that I need to be known at home first before I go outside.

“This is just the beginning; I want to win more awards, like the Satma Awards and Metro Awards.”

Ntanzi also revealed that he will be launching the live DVD of his album on December 7 in Johannesburg. The DVD will be available in stores from November 30.

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