Sunday praise and worship is coming to your television screens from 21 May at 12:00 WAT on BET Africa (DStv channel 129). Gospel lovers can now watch one of the country’s favourite gospel stars, Khaya Mthethwa, sit down to chat to some of the biggest names in gospel on BET’s new local series – Rhythm & Gospel.
Have you ever wondered how Judith Sephuma managed to transition from being a jazz musician to a bona fide gospel singer with successful albums and live DVDs? Or how reigning Crown Gospel Awards Female Artist of the Year Lebo Sekgobela turned Matthews Matsetse’s Lion of Judah into a smash hit? Or how Dr Tumi, a medical doctor with his own private practice, found music only a decade ago and managed to become an accomplished award-winning gospel musician? What about the secrets to Rebecca Malope’s longevity?
Khaya Mthethwa, the multiple award-winning young musician will engage these and other stars including Mahalia Buchanan, Benjamin Dube, Loyiso Bala, Nqubeko and Ntokozo Mbatha, Neyi Zimu and James Okon for all the answers.
Monde Twala, Vice President for BET, Youth & Music for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa is very excited to bring the first ever locally produced Gospel show to the channel:
“This is a very unique format and we are proud to be the channel that hosts a show of this calibre. It’s a genuine showcase and spotlight on the gospel genre which has a large fan base across the African continent. This is a continuation of our ongoing commitment to local talent and programming that resonates with our market”.
Said an overwhelmed Khaya Mthethwa, “It is such an honour to be able to sit down with these legends. I’m feeling very star struck as I got to hear about their journey, how they started and their future plans which was amazing. I encourage all BET viewers to tune in and to not miss this show as we take a musical journey into the hearts and minds of their favourite gospel stars.”
Rhythm and Gospel premieres on BET Africa on Sunday 21 May 2017 at 12:00 WAT with a repeat later in the day at 18:00 WAT.
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