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Gospel music lovers dance ‘ingwazi’
By Lindelwa Malinga - SWAZI OBSERVER-03-May-2010
Gospel music lovers danced ‘ingwazi’ throughout Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors’ latest album launch.
Children as young as 13 years danced up a storm and screamed as if the gates of heaven were opened when Ncandweni and Emagawugawu performed.
The popular all-male group, Matsapha Gospel Messengers was the first to set to the stage. “Our album has twelve songs and we will be blessing those present, giving them a chance to listen to what the album is made of”, the group’s promoter Mxolisi Myeni said.
The album which was released months ago is readily available at local music outlets and in South Africa.
During the performances, a fan shouted, “We did not pay to pray today, but we want to dance for our Lord and support Ncandweni as they have always been our inspiration.”.
The gospel group Ncandweni took to the stage at 11.45pm until12.40am after which they awarded different media houses for their support. “This is our 11th album and we want to thank all the media houses and priests who have prayed for us without forgetting all the artists that are present today to support us,” Dr Timothy Myeni stated. “Our loyal fans have been with us since our first album, ‘Timothy Mfana Wami’ until this day and you have never left or doubted us and for that we promise the best music always,” Myeni added.
The lineup on the night also included Swazi Voice of Praise, Swazi Gospel Singers, Make H Come to Jesus, Christ Worshipers, Zaga, Khayalethu, Mzwakhe and Thabile. There were also Gospel groups from South Africa such as Anderson Mastane from Nelspruit.
...Frenzy over Emagawugawu
Fans grabbed Emagawugawu while they were on stage during the Ncandweni album launch on Friday. The fans rushed to welcome them by the door after MCs of the night Tanele Motsa and Senzo Malaza announced that they were coming in to perform. “I want to take a picture with the group while they are on stage and stand next to them so I can be blessed,” one of the fans was heard screaming.
The group performed tracks from their latest album, but did not sing all the songs as they were in a hurry to leave because they had to perform at Matata on Saturday morning.
“It seems that someone from the group left their shoe on stage,” Tanele stated. One fan was seen pulling one of the singers by the foot while he was on stage trying to get his attention. “We feel very blessed by the way our fans love us and we will be launching LaZwide’s album soon this year,” Mduduzi Simelani stated.
When it was announced that Ncandweni would be on stage fans were seen holding up placards written “You look good Ncandweni. What is your secret?” The show went on until the early hours of morning and on Sunday they were in Nhlangano launching the same album.
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Comments:The story by Lindelwa Malingu is hot. Made me enjoy reading Ingwazi. Nw i know how people love ncandweni in Swazi land.
From:Vusi - South Africa (26-Jul-2010)