All systems go for skilled musicians

Gospel singer Nothando Hlophe will wow her fans at a concert in Cape Town.

Gospel singer Nothando Hlophe will serenade her followers at a concert on Saturday August 3 at the AFM Hall in Bellville.

The Khulul’ ugcobo gospel hit-maker is in the province to support the Gugulethu singer Lusanda Beja’s show but also to promote her own album, Live at the Soweto Theatre.

She took time from her tight schedule to visit Vukani’s offices and send a message to her fans.

The Swaziland-born singer called on music lovers and in particular gospel followers to support their own.

She said her up-coming show will not only be a musical experience but a special and educational event as well.

Her two-month-old album is doing well in the markets. “I have been with great musicians in my musical career who moulded me to be who I am today. To be with Women in Praise has been a great journey and a good stepping stone for me. I graduated and recorded my first album which is so far doing well. All I can say is that it is by God’s grace that I am here and have my own album. God has been good to me,” she told Vukani.

She hopes to build on her experience amassed by working with greats like Bishop Benjamin Dube and Zaza Mokgethi.

She said music has always been a part of her life. Her father was a chorister while her mother “thinks music comes from her “.

Nothando said the Cape Town show will be a treat for the city’s gospel music lovers.

“I have been invited to the churches and I will be doing that. I am a traditional gospel singer but believe me I can do and sing any kind of music. I can worship at the same time. One thing I know is that Cape Town won’t disappoint me. As I alluded, I am doing the show by faith. And we will be here because people need us to come to them,” she said.

The album encompasses a blend of traditional and contemporary gospel sounds with inspiring songs like Yebo and Ungilwela. The album is now available in music stores. You can also follow Nothando on Instagram, Nothando_Hlophe or Facebook as Nothando Hlophe.