Swazi gospel group to grace Maseru show

MASERU — Popular Swazi group Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors are set to perform in Lesotho next month in a show being dubbed Gospel Explosion.

The show  being organised by a religious group, Regal Christian Centre, is scheduled to take place on November 4 and 5 at ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre.

Mamakamane Makamane, one of the organisers, told the Weekender the festival is intended to raise funds while promoting gospel music.

“The event is meant to raise funds to enable us to buy land to build a church. We will also use the festival to preach the word of God to his people through music,” Makamane said.

She added: “We are bringing Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors because of their popularity in Lesotho and because they are a well established gospel group that uses music to promote the Word of God.”

Makamane said the two nights will also feature Pastor Rudolf Mabasa from Limpopo in South Africa.

“The event promises to be a life-changing experience for our fans and we feel restricted to go all out because of the capacity of the venue.

“Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors are very popular in Lesotho and if it was possible we would have opted for a bigger venue.”

Mzwakhe Myeni, a member of Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors, was excited about the upcoming show.

“We have travelled to different African countries and internationally and all our tours have been enjoyable. That’s why we are very much looking forward to our show in Lesotho,” he said.

“We have observed that we have a great following in Lesotho and we are promising two nights of bliss and worship with mesmerising performances and life-changing experiences,” Myeni told the Weekender.

Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors is a group of independent established solo gospel artistes from Swaziland.

It was founded in 2004.

In 2009 the group won the South African Music Awards for the best selling album and DVD of the year.

The same year they also won two awards during the Crown Gospel Music Awards ceremony in Durban.

Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors are popular for hits like Christ died for me, Izulu khanya lami and Amazulu a vulekile.

Makamane said they would invite local gospel artistes to be part of the festival.

“We don’t only want to change lives of the public but leave a mark in the lives and careers of local artistes,” she said.

“We will therefore be inviting them to get a chance to interact and exchange notes with Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors.”

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