Ex-cop ventures into gospel music

A former police officer has turned to gospel singing in fulfilment of his life-long dream to help his fellow men and women.

Christopher Ncube - fulfilling his musical dreams.
Christopher Ncube – fulfilling his musical dreams.

Christopher Ncube from Gwanda worked as a police officer at Donnington Police Station until 2007, when he quit his job and went to South Africa in search of greener pastures.

“Since childhood I wished to help the community one way or the other and that was the main reason that landed me working in the security sector. I wanted to help safeguard people,” he said in a recent interview. “I want to give people hope, life and peace with my music. At the end of the month my debut album will be on the music shelves in Johannesburg.”

Ncube, who sings traditional gospel music, has been backing SA gospel singer Mbuyiseni Radebe since his arrival in Jozi. He says Radebe taught him many things about music secrets.

His debut album Lihle Izulu with 12 songs comprises various tunes in Sotho, Zulu, English and Venda to accommodate most of his fans in SA and Zimbabwe.

“One of the well-known SA gospel music icon Sipho Makhabane’s songs, Uyophelelaphi, influenced me to take to the stage,” said Ncube. He is backed by his group called Bakgatsi-Ba-Lentsoe.

Ncube hopes one day, after acquiring necessary skills and capital, to return to his homeland and invest in music. “I love my country and believe me one day I want to open music schools and do work shops around the country,” he said. The group’s organiser, Mercy Muleya, said Ncube was a man who stood by his words and would see to it that his music ambitions were accomplished.

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