Nyathi shines on Spirit of Praise 9

Langalakhe Mabena 

South Africa-based multi-award-winning gospel sensation Canaan Nyathi who returned on the second year as part of Mzansi’s most sought after gospel ensemble Spirit of Praise has proven to be a darling to most worshippers, as they resonate with his latest song Ngithol’uMhlobo.

The song is part of Spirit of Praise 9 album which was recorded on 27 May at a sold out gig at Sun Bet Arena Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa.

Some of the Gospel creatives who made it to Spirit of Praise 9 include Takie Ndou, Ayanda Ntanzi, Dumi Mkokstad, Mmatema Gavu, Omega Khunou and Mpumi Mtsweni.

New recruits for the ensemble are Xolisa Kwinana, Sindi Ntombelo, Keneiloe Hope as well as Tapelo Molomo who won Idols South Africa in 2022.

Ngithol’uMhlobo was released on 17 September on visual site YouTube and in less than a week it has garnered over 60000 views.

“On Ngithol’uMhlobo I make it clear that I have found a friend in Jesus, a friend I will put everything unto Him. 

“When we call His name, He always answers us. 

“Therefore, the song emphasises that our sins were washed by His blood meaning our fight with Satan was accomplished.

“This is a testimonial song because I have seen God changing my life from nothing to something with purpose. 

“It’s a composition I know  many will resonate with,” said Nyathi.

Nyathi said he contributed two songs to the album, with the last one Ngena Nathi (Lord Enter with Us), set to be released later.

Ngena Nathi, means Lord enter with us. The song was written asking God to be with us in every situation that we experience, be it good or bad. 

“We have seen Him being with us during Covid-19 and we conquered the pandemic because of His guidance, so He will always help us as long as we put Him in the forefront.

“I reference the song with a scene from the Bible when God entered the fire just to be with Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego and he saved them from burning,” said Nyathi.

Other songs which have been released so far under the Spirit of Praise 9 album are Hlala Kimi Jesu by Mpumi Mtsweni, Bina Moya Waka by Mmatema and the people’s favourite Moy’Oyingcwele by Ayanda Ntanzi.

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