Gospel star Winnie Mashaba receives honorary doctorate

Winnie Mashaba. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Winnie Mashaba. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).

Gospel musician Winnie Mashaba recently received an honorary doctorate from the Trinity International Bible University (TIBU) for her work in music.

Winnie shared the moment with her fans, saying it’s such an honour for her to receive this nod for something she loves doing. Winnie’s music career boosts two decades of gospel hits and remaining one of SA’s favourite gospel stars.

“It is indeed an honor to be amongst those who are selected by Trinity international Bible University to be honored as a Doctor of Philosophy in Sacred music,” she wrote.

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She went on to share her purpose, saying it was never to compete with anyone but to keep the marginalised motivated.

“When it started I have never felt or had pressure to compete with anyone until today. My focus was to focus on the love and to feed the passion that kept burning me to the extend that i would create time and space to visit Correctional centers, orphanage homes , people who live with disabilities, old age homes, hospitals, schools etc.. just to sing and give motivation where is due. And all of this kept me alive in my spirit,” she explained.

The muso dedicated the honour to her late mother for her teachings. Her mother passed when Winnie was just 19 years old.

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“I will always remember my mother in a happy and a blessed way and wish she was here to witness this historic moment of my life. But my message to her is that, “ Mama even if you are now resting in a peaceful place called heaven, just know that your seed will always produce the best because you taught us that without God we are nothing,” she shared.

“Thank you for raising us under the great Spiritual leadership of St Engenas ZCC that played a major role of teaching us to live in peace and respect with everyone all the time. That Spirit of Ubuntu you have always preached about, it will blossom until we meet again Mama. I love you Malebo Kgadi ya Banareng.”