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Date: 2021-10-04 14:03:44

EThekwini Municipality to launch 2020 edition of Gospel Icon Discovery Competition

Media invitation

22 January 2020

EThekwini Municipality to launch 2020 edition of Gospel Icon Discovery Competition

The city’s Gospel Icon Discovery Competition that all aspiring gospel artists have been waiting for, is back for the 7th time with a bang. The competition is solely aimed at uprooting raw talent to stardom. It is an initiative of Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit. From its inception in 2013, it has paid handsome dividends for innumerable artists who used to endure hardship to make it through the genre. Several previous winners went as far as recording their albums, among them being last year’s winner Sifiso Diya who has recorded his full album.

This year’s Gospel Icon Discovery competition returns with an improved winning prize to the value of R 100 000 all-inclusive of the recording deal for the first prize winner, second place is worth R20 000 and third winner walking away with R10 000.

Auditions will take place from 24 January to 7 March 2020 at various venues around the city.

The competition has three categories, the Junior for children between 8 - 14 years, the second category includes soloists and duets from 15 – 35 years and the third category, for groups of not more than 15 members for all ages.

Auditions registration starts from 7h00 – 09h00 and entry forms are available at the venue.

To view the audition schedule, click here https://www.durban.gov.za/Resource_Centre/public_notices/January%202020/Gospel%20ID%20Talent%20Search.pdf

Members of the media are cordially invited to the launch of the Gospel Icon Discovery 2020, the programme will include viewing of the first audition

DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME ARE AS FOLLOWS:

DATE: Friday, 24 January 2020

Venue: Umgababa Coastal Lounge

Time: 10:00 am

Transport for media who will be covering the launch is available and will depart from Durban Playhouse at 09:00 am

RSVP : 031 3114858/0618607002 siphelele.buthelezi@durban.gov.za

ENDS

Issued by eThekwini Municipality Acting Head of Communications Unit, Mandla Nsele.