TALENTED gospel musician Tatenda Mahachi is making inroads on the South African market and staged an outstanding performance in Durban on December 31.
Mahachi who came back from South Africa on Sunday performed at GAS 2015 Gospel All Stars concert that is an annual event for SA’s top gospel musicians.
It was the second time for Mahachi to perform in Durban after another good show on June 27 in Mandeni.
Mahachi was the only international artiste invited to share the stage with well-known musicians like Sfiso Ncwane, Lundi Tymara, Rebbeca Malope, Buhle Nhlangulela, Dumi Mkokstad and Thina Zungu.
Speaking about the show Mahachi said the response was a surprise.
“I’m so excited about this. l thank God for the response I got here. It’s great that people here are loving and appreciating my music,” he said.
“I never thought they would love Shona songs this much and it’s only God who made it possible. I’m also excited to announce that by public demand l’ll be back in South Africa in April for another gig.”
“I’m in talks in doing collaboration with an established USA gospel musician called Isaac Simpson. The song has been recorded and it’s being mixed in the States and will be released this year,” said Mahachi, who has collaboration with South Africa’s Ncwane on the song Ndinoda Jesu/ Ngiyamthanda uJesu.
The event was hosted by Ncwane Communications and tickets were sold out three days before the show.
The gig started at 6PM and by 5.30PM the place was full with more than 20,000 people in attendance
The peak of the show was the New Year countdown when Ncwane was on stage.
The Kulungile hit-maker had people praising God, singing and dancing as they bade farewell to 2015.
His other songs Alleluya and Ngiyabonga brought a worshipping spirit to the event.
After Ncwane’s performance Lundi Tyamara got on stage and took people down memory lane with his old popular hits.
Mahachi went on stage around 3AM and opened his act with the track Naye Naye Jesu that proved popular.
The crowd went wild when Mahachi introduced Ncwane for their collaboration Ndinoda Jesu/ Ngiyamthanda uJesu.
Mahachi left fans screaming for more when he ended his slot, but it was time for Dumi Mkhostad to close the show, putting icing on the cake around 5AM.