Two young sisters nominated for Ingoma awards

Date:07 July 2018 - By: Kaizer Nengovhela

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Two young sisters, artists from Dopeni known as Masana and Phathu, have been nominated in the Independent National Gospel Music Awards (INGOMA) for 2018.

The two have been nominated for the Best Gospel Album and Best Collaboration awards. The two young sisters, Masana (15) and Phathutshedzo Siwadawada (11) received a nomination for their album, Rialivhuwa.

The awards were started in 2013 by people who were actively involved in the gospel music industry after seeing a gap. The awards are positioned to serve as the face and voice of the upcoming and independent gospel/Christian music community. The awards bring all races and ethnic groups together through the celebration of South Africa's diverse gospel music.

The youngsters grew up listening to celebrated musicians such as Thili Maumela, Lufuno Dagada and Benjamin Dube, and said that they drew inspiration from these artists.

The songs on their album were composed by Masana in Tshivenda, Sepedi, and English.

Masana said that they would love to perform live, but that they did not have any musical instruments of their own. They want to portray the love of God through their music, because the love of God makes them complete. It worries them to see young people consuming liquor and using drugs.

According to them, people might have everything they could wish for in life, but without God, they would never enjoy life to the fullest. Their album is a continuation of this message. 

“I feel so blessed and excited to be nominated. It is a sign that great things are still coming and that God is doing something so amazing through my music,” said Masana.

She continued that Rialivhuwa focused on God's love and eternal presence. "The songs on the album simply tell God who He is in our lives, saying 'Indeed, truly, surely, you are the Lord'.

To vote for Masana and Phathu, SMS Ingoma Best Gospel Album and Best Collaboration to 40439.



The two young sisters, Masana(15) and Phathutshedzo Siwadawada (11) were nominated for an Ingoma award.


By: Kaizer Nengovhela

Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.