G-suit revitalises gospel

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

With its latest album Amen, G-Suit is hoping to give other musicians a run for their money.

Comprising six young men who hail from Limpopo, Amen boasts an exciting and refreshing gospel sound.

Formed in 2003, G-Suit is one of the promising gospel groups that brings vibey music to a market flooded by the same boring sound.

In describing their sound, Musa Ngobeni said: "The album contains all kinds of genres which accommo- date the whole family, people from all musical backgrounds are represented.

"We have fused various music styles from jazz, gospel, Afro-pop and R&B sound."

The group that is now based in Johannesburg was initially founded by brothers Ashley and Musa Ngobeni.

They later decided to expand they were joined by Collins Mthombeni, Fumani Ramanyimi, Nyiko Mabasa and David Minyuku.

From then the group started practising and performing in and around Limpopo spreading the word of God through music.

Towards the end of 2005 they recorded their debut album titled Yesu Yena, which was produced by Chris Hlungwani.

Looking for greener pastures, the group migrated to Jozi where things are happening. They were fortunate to have met Tshilidzi Matoro.

"We have struggled to get a recording deal but we were fortunate to meet Tshilidzi, who didn't hesitate to take us under his wing."

In early 2005 they started to work on their new project, which was at that time due for release the following year.