Xitsonga Gospel Music Artists will be rewarded for their hard work and contribution to the Music Industry at the inaugural Xitsonga Gospel Music Awards to be held at Xilumani Hotel, Giyani Section A next to Evuxakeni Hospital, Saturday 05th October 2019.
Xitsonga Gospel Music Awards were formed in response to the challenges faced by the Xitsonga marginalized Gospel musicians who are lacking platforms and privilege of marketing, developing and promoting their talents. The Awards’ main objective is to develop and nature raw Xitsonga Gospel talent and to provide consistent platform for showcasing their musical talents.
This year marks the 1st Inaugural Awards and will be hosted annually. All artists who were interested in the competition were requested to complete nomination forms which ran from 13 until 30 July 2019. The final nominee gala announcement was made on the 3rd August 2019 at Vahlave Guest House in Kremetart, Giyani.
Artists who will grace the event includes: Worship House, Sipho Ngwenya, Taki Ndou, Sipho Makhabane, Jabu Hlongwane, Pastor Lungi Ndala, James Shimange, Mercy Manqele, Ndivuwo Matumba, Go Explo, Tiyiselani Mnisi, Themba Nyathi, Tsakani Khani and Xolani Wale Acornhoek (MC) among others.
“We want to see the awards having the same status and vibe like the SAMAs where people from all walks of life will be evading Limpopo Province. We also arranged Kruger National Park packages for those who want to enjoy wildlife and game rides just less than 100km to the Phalaborwa Gate and 75km to Pafuri Gate.
“Our message to our people is that as Vatsonga, let’s pride ourselves with these Gospel Awards by buying tickets to support our very own Xitsonga Gospel Artists at Shoprite and Computicket, General is R150 and VIP is R400 inclusive of refreshments.
“We have already started with Churches Roadshows around Giyani, Malamulele, Elim, Tzaneen and Phalaborwa to bring awareness about these awards and ask Pastors to pray for a successful event; we ask for their support by asking their respective congregations to buy tickets. We are also selling 10 seater table for R5000 for our Gala dinner on the 4th October and our main event on the 5th October 2019,” Ginani Mabunda says.
Below are Xitsonga Gospel Music Awards categories plus 2 special awards:
1. Best Gospel New Comer,
2. Best Gospel Hit Single,
3. Best Gospel Collaboration,
4. Best Amazion/ Traditional Song,
5. Best Praise and Worship Song,
6. Best Female Gospel Artist,
7. Best Male Gospel Artist,
8. Best Gospel Album,
9. Best Gospel Artist,
10. Best Gospel Song of the year,
The following will receive Special Awards as Living Legends:
• Reverend Chawane
• Pastor James Shimange
Posthumous award will be handed to the late Weer Ngobeni’s family.
All these categories will be honoured handsomely with good prizes. The following 3 categories (Best Gospel Album, Best Gospel Artist and Best Gospel Song of the year) are voted for by fans smsing the word “Xigma” to 45633 followed by the name of the artist and the category, SMS cost R1.50; free SMS do not apply. The closing date for voting is the 05th October at 20h00.
For more information, people can visit our Facebook page: Npc Xitsonga Gospel Music Awards or contact:
Norman@ 076 545 5114/
Nhlanhla @ 076 211 4559