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Entertainment - Date: 09 November 2018
Written by: Mbulaheni Ridovhona / Viewed: 1210
Several local artists have been nominated for this year's SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, which will be held in Durban on 25 November.
Phuluso Thenga, who is nominated in the Best gospel worship song and Best newcomer category, said he felt excited and overwhelmed by the nomination, Most importantly, he was grateful to God for the nomination. "I'm grateful for the support, encouragement and the prayers my supporters give. Their support goes a long way," he added.
A local comedian nominated in the Best gospel comedy category, Mr Majo Almost Famous, said: "I feel so honoured to be nominated for these esteemed gospel music awards. This nomination speaks volume for me. Being nominated is so validating and a dream come true. I have watched and followed these awards for the past 10 years and to think I am actually part of them this year is something I cannot even explain."
Thabelo Netshiunda is nominated in the Best female gospel artist category. She said being nominated felt like a like victory to her. "I am under serious reconstruction. God is just rebuilding me to what He wants me to be, and I am just going with the flow. How lovely it feels to be carried by God. I have started putting my praise on this award already," she added.
Emmanuel Mamphogoro is nominated in the Best engineer category.
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Phuluso Thenga. Photo supplied.
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.