Gospel in South Africa is raking in millions of rands.
This is illustrated by the gigantic sales generated by gospel singers.
Rebecca Malope has sung gospel for more than 20 years. She has run out of space on her mantelpiece for awards. Debora Fraser's brand of gospel is taking the continent by storm.
Solly Moholo, pictured, is also no slouch when it comes to gospel sales. He has breathed life into mukhukhu while garnering a huge following.
Joyous Celebration has served as a credible springboard for stars such as Nokukhanya and Swazi Dlamini, Sechaba, Jabu Hlongwane, Sabata, Vicky Vilakazi, Keke Phoofolo and Mthunzi Namba.
And when Lundi Tyamara sings, old women cry before they rush out o buy his CDs.