Gospel group tops SA airwaves

Zimbabwean gospel ensemble, El’Shaddai Voices, has become an instant hit in neighbouring South Africa with their eight-track album, Sizomlandela (We will follow Him).

The 12-member group was formed in Johannesburg in 2009 and is comprised of high school and university students and adults, all of whom are members of the 12th Apostolic Church.

“We have made some strides in South Africa, where we enjoy continued airplay from different radio stations across the country. This shows that we did our best in our album,” said Thandi Nkala, who leads the group. “We are now going to launch a marketing drive that will see us channel our music to Zimbabwe and other places outside South Africa. We recently sent some copies to the United Kingdom with our church members.”

Nkala added that the group was also targeting the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation in a bid to have its music played on air. The polished group has staged street shows and performed at various functions in Johannesburg, where it has received support from both Zimbabweans and South Africans alike.

Spurred on by the success of its first album, El’Shaddai Voices recently recorded their second eight-track offering – Asimdumiseni (Let us praise Him), which is due for release in the next few weeks. Like its predecessor, the second album is sung in Zulu, Ndebele and English.

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