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Countdown Begins to Crown Durban’s Next Gospel Icon

Date: 2023-06-07 08:23:03

Countdown Begins to Crown Durban’s Next Gospel Icon

5 JUNE 2023

It is almost time to crown this year’s Durban Gospel Icon winner. Plans for the grand finale, taking place on 11 June, are at an advanced stage. 

The top three finalists are hard at work, undergoing intense training by experienced gospel artists in preparation for the event. The winner of the competition stands the chance of walking away with a cash prize, a recording deal, and the opportunity to be further mentored by established artists in industry.

The finalists are Sindi Ngidi, Neliswa Dlamini, and Neli Sikhosana. They were among hundreds of aspiring singers that participated in the Gospel Icon Discovery Talent Search auditions which were held in March and April.

Head of the City’s Parks, Recreation, and Culture Unit Dr Simphiwe Ndlovu said excitement was mounting ahead of the grand finale.

“The City has amazing talent, which was evidenced by the talented youth who auditioned for the Gospel Icon Discovery. The passion contestants displayed has been wonderful to see. They are ready to work hard and enter the creative sector industry,”
said Ndlovu.

The Gospel Icon Discovery is one of the City’s programmes to support the participation of the youth in development programmes to address socio-economic challenges.

Ndlovu said some talented youth who auditioned for the competition but did not make it to the finals, will have the opportunity to feature on the albums of established gospel artists.

Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.