It all started as a tented that runs in the bloodline of the Mnisi family. The 27 years old Tiyiselani Mnisi, popularly known as Mr Sweet Rain within the music circles, a Gospel artist who hails from dusty streets of Rhuwanda Village under Valoyi Traditional Authority.
Mr Sweet Rain’s love for music started at a very young age, he used to sing with his brother Vikani Mnisi at his boys choir at their home back in the late 90s. The N’wamitwa Gospel Legend in the making was allowed to sing Soprano and from that time he never looked back. Despite that today he can sing Tuner; Soprano became the tune he was engaged to. Mr Sweet Rain doesn’t only sing, but he also writes music where he is much motivated by the Bible. He is new on this journey but he want to make sure his music reach masses.
Without a doubt, Mr Sweet Rain’s enrapturing talent and distinctive voice are not up for debate, nor could it ever be denied, he therapeutically use his art to carry God’s message, encouraging audience of all ages with uplifting and restoring the hope and faith that many may have lost. Even though this prodigious artist had some financial challenges along the way and couldn’t find sponsors to fund his music career, he never pulled out but went on to join other bands like Nkowankowa Male Voices. Despite the name; it had both male and female voices.
In 2012 Mr Sweet Rain went an extra mile and joined Limpopo Gospel Choir that allowed him to perform before the well-known chairs of the parliament, and had an opportunity to share stage with some well-known Gospel giants like Winny Mashaba and Solly Mahlangu.
On the 5th of November 2014, Mr Sweet Rain joined The Living Rock Gospel Group, the group granted him so many opportunities like recording live on stage. During their precious time, he wrote a song “ka thapelo”, this song got so many likes from their audience, Radio Stations and Television channels. The second song that he wrote was “tana ka yeso” which went as far as being nominated for the SABC Munghana Lonene FM Xitsonga Music Awards in 2015 on the category of the Best Xitsonga Song Of The Year. His third song was “bombo ra makreste” which became the best song ever as it even brought INGOMA Award home.
During the year 2015, Mr Sweet Rain joined Phalaborwa FM as a news reader and live voice over artist. In 2016 he decided to come and serve the Greater Tzaneen Municipality and became a presenter at the Greater Tzaneen FM (GTFM). His biggest dream is to own a very successful record label or Radio Station where he will host and groom new artists around the globe as part of his giving back strategy to his community at large.
Mr Sweet Rain will be releasing his very own first live album this year – 2019; and he is much delighted to announce about his very first live Gospel tour that will be held at Kgapane Community Hall in Bolobedu on the 26th of April. Everyone should keep their eye on Mr Sweet Rain and his bright future as he is heading for something big in the music industry. He concluded by saying: “You cannot control your own destiny and be apologetic about it, the two dispositions are mutually exclusive. Stop apologising for your ambitions, the world will adjust”.
Senior Reporter: Winny Shokane