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MBABANE- South African Joyous Celebration Co-founder Gospel giant Mthunzi Namba, will be part of the panel of speakers at the Mother of Gospel workshop next month.

The workshop will be held at Mavuso Trade and Exhibition Centre on April 29 this year. It is set to kick-off at 9am, registration, however, will commence an hour earlier. This information was revealed to this publication by Gospel artist Ndunduzo Matse, who shared how excited they were to have someone of Mthunzi’s calibre take part in the workshop. “We are excited to have someone like Mthunzi Namba grace our workshop and teach our local upcoming artists about the craft. He has been in the industry for over two decades, his capacity and depth has seen it all in the industry. He is producer and co-founder of the much celebrated Joyous Celebration Choir. He has mentored successful Gospel artists including Nqubeko Mbatha and Ntokozo Mbambo among others.”  Matse went on to saying that having someone like him to speak and mentor at the workshop was a big thing. He went on to say that Dumisani Motsamai an Entertainment lawyer from SA ,who also seats in the Board of copyright in that country, will also be part of the workshop. “Motsamai comes with much needed legal aspects of the entertainment industry.


He will share his knowledge about copyright law, the different types of royalties, how to sign a music contract and what to look out for. He will also expand more on other legalities about the music industry which are very vital,” said Matse. He also shared with this publication that Pastor Malaza would also be at the workshop to teach about spiritual resources and the Gospel ministry. Matse went on to plead with pastors to release praise teams to attend so they could be equipped before breaking into the industry, and also to refresh and mingle with other aspiring Gospel musicians.

Matse has been doing workshops since 2012; having the experience Matse said the need for workshops is definitely vital. “The need for workshops cannot be satisfied, we are still a developing country, which goes hand in hand with education. “We do not stop learning, it’s the same thing in the music industry, there are new trends that need to be learned. Musicians still need to be educated on how to navigate current trends as well as how they become relevant as artists without changing who they are,” Matse said. “Relevance is another key sector that artists need to be educated on. I have been in the industry for 15 years now and I can confidently say that I am still relevant in the generation. Workshops will help our artists to know how they can successfully build their brand and stay positive and relevant in the industry. Artists are also expected to respect themselves as well as their fans, without the workshops, it will be hard for them to achieve this,” added the artist.

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