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By unknown | Sep 23, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Kwaito musician-turned-gospel artist Mlungisi Nkosi says he has eventually found his groove in music with Khuluma Nam, his new gospel offering.

Nkosi's brand is a mix of modern contemporary beat and traditional gospel melodies. He aims to reach a wider audience - traditional and modern gospel fans.

Speaking to Sowetan recently Nkosi, who has been active in kwaito over the past 10 years, says gospel music is his new calling.

"The album is strong in terms of the message," he says. "My mission is to unite various Christian congregations. Why is segregation rife among churches when we all pray to one God?

"I also encourage those on the margin of society. I want them to know that whether we are rich or poor, we are all equal in the eyes of God. Jesus rules supreme."

Nkosi's album is being released through Sosibo Entertainment.

The label is owned by television actor and producer Mandla Thabethe, who is well known in the TV drama Family Bonds.

Nkosi is the first artist to be signed by Sosibo Entertainment's music arm.

Nkosi has released several other kwaito albums, including Rejoice 1 and Rejoice 2.

"Since I shifted from kwaito to gospel my career has taken off in a big way," he says. "My new album is being played extensively on radio and is available at all leading music shops. I am very happy with the turn of events in my life."

Nkosi, who hails from Katlehong, has known Thabethe since his university days in Durban.

"When I heard Mandla was expanding his television production company to music, I went to the auditions and he signed me on," Nkosi says.


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