Spirit of Praise coming to Zimbabwe

Langalakhe Mabena

South Africa’s multi-award-winning Gospel ensemble Spirit of Praise led by Bishop Benjamin Dube are set to make their maiden visit in Zimbabwe for the first time as they will be performing at The Hippodrome on 24 November in Harare.

The most viewed Southern African musicians/group on YouTube will be bringing their Spirit of Praise 9 album which was recorded on 27 May at Sun Bet Arena Time Square in Pretoria, South Africa.

Artistes who will perform at The Hippodrome as part of the group include Benjamin Dube himself,

Canaan Nyathi, Takie Ndou, Ayanda Ntanzi, Dumi Mkokstad, Mmatema Gavu, Omega Khunou, Mpumi Mtsweni and Sindi Ntombela.

Award-winning Zimbabwean Gospel muso Everton Mlalazi will be a supporting act at the much anticipated gig.

The organiser of the event Napoleon Nyanhi said they are bring Spirit of Praise to the country because they are a force to reckon with on the African Gospel scene.

“The Spirit of Praise 9 Zimbabwe tour came about after we discovered the great appreciation of gospel music in Zimbabwe which is ever growing. We also noticed how the Zimbabwean crowd support Spirit of Praise both locally and abroad.

“As a way of creating and expanding collaborations and oneness between our Zimbabwean gospel music artistes and the rest of Africa’s musicians, we felt Spirit of Praise are the ideal ones to host.

“We have already hosted other gospel musicians such as Joyous Celebration, Soweto Gospel Choir, Sinach and Ada Ehi to mention a few, so we thought why not give the Zimbabwean audience something new, fresh and uplifting,” said Nyanhi.

The organiser said they are looking forward to hosting over 4 000 people at The Hippodrome a place which has been hosting Spirit Embassy Church services for a while and Miss Universe Zimbabwe in August.

Everton Mlalazi who is the supporting act, said he is excited to be sharing the stage with some of African Gospel’s greats.

“Its an honour to be sharing the stage with Spirit of Praise on their Zimbabwean tour. Its very rare to see the likes of Benjamin Dube, Ayanda Ntanzi, Dumi Mkokstad, Canaan Nyathi, Takie Ndou, Mmatema to mention a few, performing on one stage.

“The gig promises to be an amazing night of worship. I encourage people to buy their tickets on time to avoid disappointment as this will definitely be recorded as a night to remember,” said Mlalazi.

Tickets for the gig are sold at Ticketbox, Kenlink Pharmacies and Worldwide Bookstores.

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