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The floodgates of Heaven will open and the spirit of praise will fill the Mavuso Trade and Exhibition Centre.
The MTN Joyous Celebration show is set to commence tonight at 5pm!

Joyous Celebration is a South African Gospel choir which was formed back in 1994. What started off as a one-time studio project by South African musicians blossomed into a massive platform for up-and-coming Gospel artists.
The choir has enjoyed astronomical success within the Gospel industry, having released 22 albums as of 2018.

Local artists have shown that they too can propel the country’s name and raise the Eswatini flag when it comes to the music industry.
Believe it or not, the gospel music ensemble MTN Joyous Celebration has recruited yet another LiSwati named Londiwe Nxumalo.

Nxumalo is the second Swazi to join the ensemble after Nomzamo ‘Zamo’ Dlamini, ‘Tinyembeti’ hit maker. Nxumalo is originally from Hluthi in the Shiselweni region but she was residing in Hlatikhulu when she was recruited last year September.

The liSwati already headlines one song in the new album titled MTN Joyous Celebration 22 and she will be performing with the crew for the first time in Eswatini tonight.

In an interview with this publication, Nxumalo confirmed that she joined the gospel ensemble last year September after auditioning in Johannesburg.
“I went to the auditions with a broken ankle and I was made to audition first. Same day at 4.30pm, I was called for round two and I was told I will receive a call if I succeeded,” she said.

Weeks after the auditions MTN Joyous Celebrations pioneers Pastor Jabu Hlongwane and Boniswa Ralaure revealed the news live at her workplace.

Nxumalo confessed that she does not have a professional music career; she only sang in churches and intimate events.
The only highlight in her music journey was being featured in South African gospel artist Mxolisi Mbethe’s CD in their song ‘Hosanna’.

“Being in MTN Joyous Celebration has musically schooled me. I had to learn many things in a short space but because of my passion for worship and music I have adapted,” she said.
This is not the first time for South African artists to rope in emaSwati in their projects.


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