South Africa To Host Africa Gospel Awards Festival For 5years
14 February 2020
Big Events Ghana, event organizers of the prestigious continental gospel awards event, Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST) has announced South Africa as the new host for five years (2020 to 2025).
At a press conference held on Wednesday, February 12, at the Alisa Hotel, the Chief Executive Officer of Big Events Ghana, Prince Mackay disclosed that the purpose on which AGAFEST was founded was to promote unity amongst gospel artistes across Africa.
This, the organizers noted, follows the reason why AGAFEST 2020 would be hosted in South Africa.
Mackay indicated that other African countries will get the opportunity to also host the annual gospel awards event as agreed by the organizing committee.
“The vision of AGAFEST is to reach out to all gospel stars in all Africa nations to promote one purpose which is to celebrate and acknowledge the excellence of gospel talents. It is in this regard that South Africa has accepted the hosting right for five years.
“AGAFEST is to reward integrity, hard work and excellence of gospel acts, also driving towards soul winning and empowering Christians to proclaim the gospel globally,” Prince Mackay added.
Ayanda Ncwane, the CEO of Ncwane Communications was announced as the new president of AGAFEST-South Africa.
In her speech, Ncwane indicated that it is time gospel artistes claimed their rightful positions in the industry.
“I always say apart from Superman, Batman and Deadman, I honestly believe that Gospel artistes are the real Super Heroes. Gospel music is the only genre that gives hope and resonant people from their challenges,” she said
Advising the gospel fraternity, the widow of multi-award-winning top South African gospel musician, composer and producer, Sfiso, Ncwane stated gospel artistes should not be apologetic about the gospel and claim their rightful positions in their communities.
“AGAFEST for me is one of the main reasons I decided that this platform is the greatest in Africa to break down those boundaries together. Individually no one can win but together we can. Gospel music in Africa is the living genre,” Ncwane added
Gospel musicians irrespective of their country of origin and the language they speak can transcend to other African countries with their music.