Joyous Celebration star wows Byo

BULAWAYO - Joyous Celebration star Mkhululi Bhebhe, who is currently in the country for the festive holidays, says he has been buoyed by the support he continues to get from music fans in Bulawayo.

The South Africa-based musician made the remarks during the Vocal X live DVD recording held at a local church on Monday.

“I feel so humbled whenever I am called back to my roots where it all began,” an emotional Bhebhe told the Daily News.

“I am glad because my counterparts in Bulawayo watch me on TV and get a sense of hope.

“They say if God could do it for a boy from Emakhandeni, he can do the same for them.”

Bhebhe, former A-Academy and Idols Africa finalist took to the stage in an army outfit which left the crowd wondering what the singer had under his sleeves.

The energetic performer belted out hit songs from his latest album which got the crowd on its feet.

During his performance, Bhebhe gave a touching testimony about his childhood and how God elevated him and enabled him to join South Africa’s top choral group Joyous Celebration where he has shared the stage with some of the world’s best gospel musicians like Donnie McClurkin.

Bhebhe added that he is more than ready to impart the skills he has developed at Joyous Celebration.

“It has always been my desire to share the skills that I have developed all over the world and from Joyous Celebration,” said Bhebhe.

Vocal X is an upcoming choir which is led by former Idols East Africa winner Eric Moyo.

The group remixed many popular church songs and also blended traditional African music with rhumba.

Moyo, a seasoned vocalist said the show was aimed at showcasing Bulawayo talent which has been pushed off the national stage for years.

“It is meant to expose the talent that Bulawayo has.

“There is so much that the world needs to see about Bulawayo,” the Idols East Africa winner said adding that he was overwhelmed by the support Bulawayo gave at the concert.

Other groups that performed include Cream Voices which performed a rendition of Mathias Mhere’s Vimba naJehova and upcoming artiste Dumi Nyongola Nkomo.

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