Electric atmosphere at gospel CD launch

WELL-KNOWN gospel singer Butho Vuthela from East London and other artists filled Titi Jonas Hall in Thornhill to capacity on Sunday afternoon at a CD Launch.

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: Titi Jonas Hall in Thornhill was packed on Sunday afternoon at a CD launch hosted by gospel singer Butho Vuthela Picture: TK MTIKI

Introducing his album Vuthela said: “My latest album is titled Ndiyonela Nguwe Bawo (I am satisfied by you Lord).”

With the event previously announced on Ndlambe FM, listeners from Port Alfred and Bathurst came in their numbers to enjoy some highly rated South African gospel singers. More than 80 people attended the CD launch.

The featured artists appeared to be favoured by all age groups. Although youth and younger adults were the dominant groups, older people attended the launch. Knowing what multi-award winner Bethusile Mcinga can do on stage, some parents even brought their children.

Butho Vuthela together with his wife Yolanda opened the stage, paving way for other artists. They performed many of their songs on stage as part of their strategy to make their albums known. Two albums, titled Amandla Omthandazo, and Ndiyonela Nguwe Bawo were sold at the event.

Many people sang along with Butho while he was on stage.

Yolela Lutsha was the second artist to ascend on podium. People responded with cheering. With his first two songs he kept the audience on its feet. When he had finished singing pastors laid hands ton Vuthela, blessing his CD.

Mcinga was the last singer on stage and enjoyable disorder followed. Those who had smart phones left their seats and went closer to take videos of him. Some people went as far as sharing the moment live on Facebook. An emotional touching moment was when a man in a wheelchair approached him, asking to touch singer’s hand. Mcinga closed the event on a high note.

Speaking to TotT afterwards, Vuthela said he was happy with the attendance considering that he did not use many platforms to promote his event. “We are definitely coming back,” he said. He went on to mention that they further relied on social media as an advertising platform.

“This is a good test of Ndlambe FM listenership,” he added. He believes that when he comes back he might be using the stadium.

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