Thursday, January 21, 2021

Gospels musician eyes churning out more musicians

Gospel ace, Kabelo Eric, has embarked on a mission of supporting upcoming gospel artists to help them realize their dream. He has so far recruited Charity and Bridget, providing the much needed assistance in recording their first albums.

The youthful singer from Sikwane in Kgatleng District beliefs his ministry is to nurture young talent with no intention of gaining anything.

“I want to see younger talented artistes who are coming up fully exploiting their talent,” said Eric.

He has previously won the Best Performing Arts Award at the Botswana National Youth Council Awards in 2008 and got nominated for the Outstanding Young Persons of The World Awards 2009 in the Humanitarian category as well as for the Best Male Gospel artist in the 2007 Botswana Music Union (BOMU) Awards.

“As long as I don’t mix what God has given me with the world more awards are coming my way,” said Eric. “I’m not doing this for business, instead it is a ministry that I have and what surrounds my success is when I see other people climbing up the ladder of success.”

Eric emphasized that he is not in competition with anyone and is not scared that his recruits will outshine him in the industry; to him it is an accomplishment.

He said upcoming artistes need the platform where they can be exposed to the outside world if they are to have a future in this industry.

Eric has helped the new gem in the industry, Charity, to release her medley which has been making waves on RB1. Charity has recorded her first album, Boitshoko, with the help of Eric. The gospel muso has also written and directed songs for Bridget.

Eric broke onto the music scene with the release of his debut album, titled Jutase wa Mosekariota, and he has steadily earned the adoration of hundreds of gospel fans across the country. The artiste has been at work bringing his ministry across the length and breadth of Botswana.

Afrotainment MOAMAS online African Award gospel winner will release his first ever DVD tomorrow (Monday). Filmed in high definition ‘Oh Modimo’ the DVD features the hit song Ae Phethehe thato ya haho. The DVD is infused with divine pieces, highlighting the purposeful mission of God upon his life and the life of many who have experienced the double portions of God.

From his own assessment, Eric said veterans in the industry are not doing enough to mentor upcoming artistes.

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