- The return of gospel awards receives a nod after years of inactivity.
- Kibali Gospel Awards finally launched 3 years after the initiative was crippled by the restrictive nature of the Covid 19 pandemic.
- Mercy Masika, Guardian Angel, Pastor Tumaini, Anastacia Mukabwa were amongst artistes nominated during the launch of the annual Kibali Gospel Awards.
Kibali Gospel Awards has finally been launched three years after the idea of the initiative was barred by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Big names in the Gospel industry such as Mercy Masika, Guardian Angel, Pastor Tumaini, Anastacia Mukabwa were amongst artists nominated during the launch of the annual Kibali Gospel Awards.
The awards initiative which was launched in 2020 but crippled by the restrictive nature of the Covid 19 pandemic period, seeks to empower talent in the gospel music industry which has been extinct for some years now.
“The reason most gospel musicians are going secular is because gone are the days when they would get into meaningful battles that keep the gospel alive,” said the now converted artist Kush Tracey who was in attendance.
Speaking during the launch, its founder, Geoffrey Kwatemba promised to revive the vitality in the gospel industry whose fire was dimming off.
“The disappearance of awards has affected the industry negatively; there is reduced motivation, lack of positive competition, and the quality of some songs is not like it would have been before. We’ll bring back what was once the measure of a gospel musician’s success.”
Also resent during the dazzling launch included celebrated artist Lady bee, media personality Melody Sinzore amongst others.
The gala awards is set to take place on the 3rd of December. Voting is underway.