MTN SWAMA 2019: The Best Gospel Category Playlist

The 3rd edition of The MTN SWAMA Awards is seven days away, with voting having recently ended,
everyone is looking forward to who will be taking home one of the most prestigious awards in the kingdom of eSwatini. With a dress theme of Glitz and Glamour, the Royal Swazi Convention Centre will the place to be on the 7th of December, celebrating all of the hardworking Swati artists. In light of this, we will be curating a daily playlist that will feature every nominee from each category until the day of the event. The main aim of these playlists is to promote these artists to a wider audience and prove that they were nominated deservingly.

With this curated playlist, we feature the Best Gospel Artist category. According to Wikipedia, “gospel music is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics is a genre of Christian music. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of gospel music varies according to culture and social context. Gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics.

Nothando Hlophe – Uyangilelwa
Ever since her debut, Nothando Hlophe has been marvelous and a fan favorite. This song is taken off her album recorded live at the Soweto Theatre in South Africa. It talks about how God is fighting and winning battles for her.

Samu Manana – Uyasebeka
Not new to the music scene, having been with Ncwandeni Christ Ambassadors. Uyasebeka is a SiSwati song praising and thanking God for His greatness and no one like Him. She talks about God’s sovereignty, eternal reign and makes couple of bible references thus why she’s bursting into song and praising Him. This is one of those modern gospel songs with a strong message.

Linda Dlamini – Lona ngumnyaka wetfu
This is a song reassuring believers that this is the year that we are going to be remembered by the Heavens. This song was an instant hit among the gospel fraternity because of the it’s message and was on high rotation on local radio stations.

Mimzkhlu – Hallelujah
Mimzkhulu is a gospel hip hop artist who has been making waves since his debut. On this song, he features Skhubash, and they are appreciating God for being merciful and not neglecting them despite being a sinful human.

Phetsile Masilela – Imphilo yami
Imphilo Yami is another song giving thanks to the Lord, she emphasizes that her life is fully and wholly dependent on God and states how God is her comforter and shield. This is another fan favorite amongst the gospel fraternity.

Police Male Voices
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find any of their songs online but having heard their music a number of times I can safely say that they are well deserving nominees and have been in the music industry for a while and continued to deliver amazing music. Watch a recent performance by Police Male Voices.

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Philani Dlamini Philani Dlamini born and raised in Manzini ,the kingdom of Eswatini. A firm believer that the kingdoms growing entertainment industry will reach world class status, which motivated him to start writing and promoting/unearthing some of the country's raw talent.


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