The South African Music Awards has introduced it will likely be honouring Bishop Benjamin Dube and Dan Tshanda (posthumous) with lifetime achievement awards.
Generally known as a music ministerial visionary, the anointed singer, songwriter and producer Bishop Benjamin Dube is a gospel legend.
The Johannesburg born veteran started his ministry in 1986 with the crossover hit Holy Spirit promoting over 25 00zero models.
His first stay album I Really feel Like Going On was a platinum vendor and he boasts a following throughout the borders of the African continent, USA, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Australia, Japan and the UK.
The late Tshanda dominated the 1980s bubblegum pop scene along with his manufacturing prowess.
The music big from Soweto rose to nationwide stardom along with his group Splash following the discharge of their 1986 traditional album Peacock.
His spectacular run on the music charts was assured by albums resembling “Snake” and “Tshokotshoko”.
The 1990s noticed him prolong his reign with highly effective releases resembling “Eye for an Eye”, “Khoma Khoma” and “Why”.
By the top of the last decade he opened his personal firm known as Dalom Music Distributors and he entered the 2000s with a string of finest promoting albums resembling Ndivhuwo and Sethopha.
Tshanda has a robust following in nations like Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Nigeria.
His music has crossed the seas to territories in North America, Europe and Australia.
It was below his tutelage that artists and teams such because the late Patricia Majalisa, Matshikos and Dalom Children grew to become stars.
This 12 months’s Worldwide Achiever Award recipient is Ndlovu Youth Choir from Limpopo.
Their performances on the fact expertise search present “America’s Received Expertise” took them to the ultimate spherical and captured the hearts and minds of viewers all over the world.
They’ve been signed by Sony Music in partnership with Syco Leisure, headed by British leisure mogul Simon Cowell.
Their debut album was launched in November 2019 and delivers their signature songs that took the choir from the village of Moutse to the heights and hearts of American showbiz.
The voices of Ndlovu Youth Choir have emerged as proud ambassadors for a united South Africa.
Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO shares: ‘It’s a double whammy as SAMA26 decorates the already vibrant careers of those sons of the soil.
“That is the best honour from the SAMA and to have artists of this calibre settle for it’s a praise to us and additional proof that the SAMA stays probably the most coveted and prestigious music award ceremony within the nation.
“We’re significantly happy that one in all our recipients Bishop Benjamin Dube, is alive to see the trade honour him.
“To Dan Tshanda’s household, that is our contribution in his reminiscence and a celebration of his legacy that we want brings you consolation.
“We additionally beam with pleasure for the success of Ndlovu Youth Choir and the exemplary spirit that reveals to all African youths that all the things is feasible.
“They’re worthy of the honour of Worldwide Achievement Award. A hearty congratulations to our recipients.”