With hard work, determination and faith in God one can go far in life.
This is what Pastor Nonqaba Mosunkuthu told Sowetan yesterday when she spoke about her gospel album, which is due to be released on Thursday.
"I was able to do this through God," she said. "This is a breakthrough in my life."
The 53-year-old Mosunkuthu, of Kibler Park, southern Johannesburg, said she had wanted to release a CD for the past 15 years.
"When nothing happened for all those years I started to have doubts about ever accomplishing my dream - but here I am today."
She said the main reason for recording the album was to raise funds for the orphanage she runs.
Mosunkuthu said all proceeds from the CD would go to the orphanage, which caters for children between five and 14.
The CD was recorded in the Urban Rhythm Studios in Randburg.
Her producer, Pastor Abe Sibiya, said the CD contained hymns with a traditional touch.
"We wanted songs that have a traditional sound and Mosunkuthu's CD has that," he said.
Sibiya has worked with artists such as Dorothy Masuka and Yvonne Chaka-Chaka and has written some songs for Deborah Fraser's coming album.