Nigerian-based record label, Tehila Records, organizers of the Alabanza mega gospel concert, have announced plans to host the showpiece event for 2017 in South Africa.
Billed as one of Africa’s biggest gospel show for the year, the event will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at The Lyric Theatre, in Gold Riff, Johannesburg.
The concert is expected to bring together people from all walks of life as they gather to listen to the melodious and motivational tunes and messages of some of the biggest gospel artistes both on the continent and in the diaspora, and also to experience a life changing impact in a soul-filled atmosphere.
Artistes to perform at this year’s event include renowned gospel singers from Nigeria and South Africa such as Enkay, Chiika100%, Ntokozo Mbambo, Sammie Okposo, Khaya Mthethwa, Uche Agu (Double Double), Mabongi, and Tim Godfrey. Other confirmed artistes for the event are Nqubeko Mbatha, Mahalia Buchanan, Frank Edwards, Onos Ariyo, Loyiso Bala, Chioma Jesus, Bukola Bekes, Mpume and Freke Umoh.
Speaking on the essence of the concert, Convener, Alabanza Concert and CEO Tehila Records, Timothy Ogboruche, said,
” This event is the first of its kind to ever happen in South Africa and aims to create and foster a synergy between Nigeria and South Africa through music. There is no greater calling than to bow and kneel before the throne of God in deep praise and riveting worship. Under this atmosphere, anything can happen! That is why we have put together a rich event that will definitely achieve this objective.”
The Alabanza Concert, an annual event since 2013, will be in its fifth edition this year. This year’s event is also a unique one as the event will take place outside the shores of Nigeria for the very first time, depicting a fusion of cultures, sounds and nations across the continent and indeed the entire world.
Tehila Records is one of the foremost gospel record labels in Nigeria set up to promote and groom gospel music artistes both nationally and internationally. Tehila Records is the organiser of the Alabanza Concert, which has been a trend setter and pacemaker in the gospel music scene with over 10,000 people in attendance each year.