Function to celebrate the life of gospel queen Rebecca Malope

THE life of gospel queen Rebecca Malope will be celebrated next month at a glittering gathering in the Jesus Dome in Durban.

THE life of gospel queen Rebecca Malope will be celebrated next month at a glittering gathering in the Jesus Dome in Durban.

The 41-year-old Malope has sold more than 3,7million records, more than any other South African artist, and has earned more than R30million in CD sales alone.

She has released more than 30 albums and has been honoured with shelves of awards.

Broadcasters, the World Gospel PowerHouse and industry stakeholders will gather to salute her achievements at the celebration on August 7.

Malope, who has become known as the queen of gospel, rose to international stardom in the late 1990s.

She sings mostly her own compositions and has toured in the United Kingdom and released a few records in the United States with great success.

l Sbu Buthelezi, spokesperson for World Gospel PowerHouse, said the Third Gospel Music Conference, Iziko, would be held this year in Johannesburg.

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