Joyous rookie Londiwe surpasses expectations
STORIES BY BONGUMUSA SIMELANE
MANZINI-The newest addition of the iconic South African Gospel group Joyous Celebration Londiwe Nxumalo surpassed expectations. This was during the South African Gospel group’s recent live concert held at the Mavuso Trade Centre. All had waited with bated breath to see her perform alongside the South Africans and she didn’t disappoint. In fact, the country’s very own proved her worth during her debut. Her performance demonstrated that the South African group has chosen yet another musical gem from Eswatini and showed that Emaswati are blessed with enormous
talents thanks to MTN Joyous Celebration for this initiative. She is not the first Liswati to sing with the Gospel powerhouse. Another local music sensation Nomzamo Zaza Dlamini is also a member of the choir. Nxumalo rendered the song titled ‘Njengendluzela’ which kept the audience on its feet. Even, guests at the VVIP section could not resist dancing and singing along during her performance.
This year’s concert was a sold out event as Mavuso hall was packed to the brim including the VVIP section which comprised of cabinet ministers such as Owen Nxumalo, David ‘Cruiser’ Ngcamphalala as well as MTN Chief Executive Officer Ambrose Dlamini to name a few. The choir performed over 25 songs which included tracks such as ‘Umoya ukulendawo’, ‘Bambelela’, ‘Uzuliphathekahle’, and ‘Ehle’ to mention only but a few. The performance lasted for about 5 hours and that made sure that the audience was kept on their feet throughout the night. The concert was an absolute success and this was made possible by a partnership between MTN, Destiny Music and Sounds, Mazda, Carson Auto and Lidwala Insurance among others. After the show, MTN Joyous Celebration PRO Pamela Zwane said it was interesting to see Emaswati performing in this iconic group which has a tremendous reputation in the music industry spanning for over 20 years. “We are very pleased to be graced by Joyous in the kingdom which is not for the first time and it is very humbling to see such a big attendance,” she added.