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Gospel artist Simon Sikhana has released a new album that he believes is the beginning of a new life for him on the competitive local gospel music scene.
But who is this artist who seems to have featured at every gospel festival of note in recent months?
Simon was born and grew up in Matlosane in Klerksdorp. His love for gospel started early and he was part of the gospel groups the New Spirituals, Jouberton Express and the Jouberton Gospel Choir.
He got his first break professionally in 1998 when he formed a group called Simon and Sammy and they released their first album. They released their second album in 2000.
At that time he was also involved in a project called the Reggae Gospel Soldiers and worked with Richard Siluma, Thutukani Cele and Jabu Sihumbe of Stimela.
Since his professional debut, he has shared the stage with the likes of the late Vuyo Mokoena, the late Lucky Dube, Rebecca Malope and Benjamin Dube.
Sikhana recorded this 13-track solo album with MEH Records. It is titled Mmololoki wa Kaunder and is now available at all major music outlets.
Under MEH Records this highly driven and passionate star has performed at countless events.
These include last year's National Women's Day celebration at GaMotlatla village in North West, last year's commemoration of the 24th anniversary of the Vaal Uprising held in Evaton, at the Matlosane municipality Gospel Festival held last year, at the Matlosane Prayer Day held in November, at the Healing the Wounds of the Past Gospel Festival held in December at Oppenheimer Vaal Reefs in Orkney and at the Bophelong Candle Lighting event held in March this year.