Gospel All Stars Concert: Ayanda Ncwane Offers Budding Artists A Chance


Annual Gospel All Stars concert: South Africa may have lost a gospel legend about a year ago, but Sfiso Ncwane’s widow, Ayanda, is out to keep her husband’s legacy alive.

Ayanda Ncwane is making necessary arrangements to continue her late husband’s Annual Gospel All Stars concert. Thus, she has called on aspiring musicians to help her achieve this.

In addition to keeping Sfiso’s candle burning, Ayanda wants to use the opportunity to also open the industry to aspiring and upland coming artists. While she announced this week that she was looking for 10 gospel artists or groups to join the lineup for the New Year’s Eve show, Ayanda stressed that she was only looking for “developing artists”.

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The selection will be made after holding auditions in the run-up to the concert.

“We would like to give those very well deserving developing gospel artists a chance to (perform on ) our platform, (the) Annual Gospel All Stars. As Ncwane Communications we invite only artists who are at the development stage to come and audition to be featured on our Gospel All Star line-up.”

To further pay homage to the late singer, performers will be required to perform one of four songs made popular by Sfiso during the audition. In the end, ten artists or groups will be chosen to be a part of the concert.

Last month, Ayanda announced the posthumous release of a new single by the late gospel star on the anniversary of his death. Sfiso’s legacy has been kept alive through music festivals and events in his honour. The late star also walked away with four posthumous awards earlier this year at the Indondo gospel awards and was recently honoured with a Song of the Decade award at the Crown Gospel Awards in Durban on Sunday for his hit single Kulungile Baba.

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Sfiso Ncwane died in a Johannesburg hospital on December 5, 2016, following complications from kidney failure.