NKOLE NKOLE, Lusaka
AWARD-WINNING South African Gospel artist and 2013 SA Idols winner Khaya Mthethwa is in Zambia for the first time ever.
Khaya was joined by several Zambian gospel artists on stage in the â€˜Sing Again Worship Experienceâ€™ at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka on Friday evening.
Best known for winning Season 9 of Idols South Africa, Khaya is also known as a member of the well-established South African musical group, Joyous Celebration.
Khaya will perform along with local artists Rachael Nanyangwe-Kabeba, Manase, Aaron Kaleshi, Abel Chungu Musuka and Innocent Mumba, backed by the Elect Band.
Concert convener Penjani Ngâ€™uni promised that the Sing Again Worship Experience with Khaya would be â€œan epic musical and spiritual experienceâ€.
â€œIn the past few months, we have spent a lot of time in prayer for these events. Iâ€™m telling you, you donâ€™t want to miss,â€ said Penjani prior to the event.
Khaya, also known as The PK (The Pastorâ€™s Kid) is a singer-songwriter, musician, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist.
Born and raised in Durban, Khaya grew up in a church environment. His father, Bhekithemba Mthethwa, is a minister at the Umlazi Oasis Fellowship Centre.
Khaya has been an active member of the gospel choral group Joyous Celebration since 2009. In 2012, Khaya entered the auditions of Idols South Africa and eventually went on to win the competition.
In 2013, he entered Mzansi Magicâ€™s first-ever Clash of the Choirs competition that he also won with the 20-member Kwa-Zulu Natal choir.
The 27-year-old can sing gospel, pop, jazz and Râ€˜nâ€™B, and is a self-taught musician. He has also established himself as a song-writer who has written most of the songs in his debut album For You, which won the 2013 South African Music Award for Best Râ€˜nâ€™B/ Soul/Reggae Album.
Khaya is a host of Gospel Alive, a television show that premiered on DStvâ€™s Mzansi Magic channel in November 2013.
Penjani believes the â€˜Sing Again Worship Experienceâ€™ will only grow in scope and impact over time.
â€œItâ€™s exciting. God is doing something in our beautiful country,â€ she remarked.
NKOLE NKOLE, Lusaka