Africans are spiritual beings, people of sound. Music is what we live by. South African gospel music has become our pillar of strength. Although there are no specific industry-wide figures on gospel sales, but record company executives, the Recording Industry of South Africa association and music critics all say it is clear the genre is among the top-sellers. According to an article by Business report Rebecca Malope The Queen of SA Gospel Music Is the richest musician In South Africa. Malope is also one of the biggest selling artists in South Africa, she has sold 10 million albums in South Africa do date. This speaks volume about the value gospel music holds in our country.
Initially South African gospel music was mostly preferred by the older generation, but with the rise of urban contemporary gospel music the youth is joining in now more than ever. South African urban contemporary gospel music is on the rise‚ thanks to among others‚ the new kid on the block‚ professional doctor turned musician Tumisang Makweya‚ also known as Dr Tumi.
Below is a mix of South African Gospel songs:
South Africans love gospel music and this is one genre that will never die as it demanded by the soul of an African.
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