21 year old Kagiso Kwadiba’s face lights up and his eye sparkle when he talks about gospel music. The new gospel sensation describes himself as a passionate singer who is crazy about God and gospel music.
“I have been singing since I was ten. That’s not surprising considering that I was brought up in a Christian family,” he said.
To launch his gospel career, Kwadiba will on February 20th host his first ever show at Baobab Primary School. He promised to stage a breathtaking show that will launch him as a gospel artist to reckon with.
“As a young Motswana, I believe I can tell my story by singing and worshiping God. My story is one that will inspire others especially the youth,” he said.
He added that people need gospel music to carry them through the trials and tribulations of everyday life, and inspire them when they are having problems.
“A lot of us are hurting and don’t know what to do. It is not rare to find a person on the verge of suicide. I believe I can make a difference by spreading the word through music and helping society deal with such demons,” he said.
Kwadiba added that he draws inspiration from regional gospel power houses like Joyous Celebration, Doctor Tumi, Lebo Sekgobelo and the phenomenal minister James Fortune just to mention a few. Apart from singing in the house of the Lord, Kwadiba has also played a big role in his Ministry. He is part of the praise and worship team at Abundance City International, where he sharpened his skills as a vocalist and has often shared the stage with established gospel artists. He believes he has grown as an artist and now is the best time for him to finally go on stage and showcase his talent to the world. His dream is to become a music entrepreneur who will be able to cultivate the arts in the country.
“I dream of seeing the arts stand out significantly, especially on the international scene,” he said.
Kwadiba is currently studying Event Logistics at the South African School of Weddings in Johannesburg; a qualification that he feels will really help him to host major events.
“This course has enabled me to think outside the box and really push to establish myself as an artist. Being in South Africa has also exposed me to a lot in terms of music,” he said.
Kwadiba also revealed that he has a fully fledged album in the pipeline but will take his time as he feels no pressure to release it.
“For now the public can look forward to a really good show. Tickets are already on sale and on the night the doors will open at 17h30. Tickets cost only P100,” said Kwadiba.