Gospel artists give hope

By Rosalia David

THE MTC 081Every1 Hope Concert which took place over the weekend saw different gospel artists embracing the stage with tunes to restore hope during the current trying times.

The show was hosted at Safari Hotel on Saturday with music lovers showing up in numbers dressed to the nines.

The event kicked off with a performance by gospel group named Omaruru young brothers.

Local choir, Vocal Reflections also delivered an outstanding performance while the show was also attended by award-winning South African artist and music producer Benjamin Dube.

Viewers who could not attend the show also got to watch the event on different social media platforms with over 4 000 viewers tuning in.

Gospel artist Elisabeth graced the stage with a song carrying a message of encouragement.

“Don’t believe them when they say you are a failure, I am letting go off all my tears, oh Jesus,” she sang.

MTC took music lovers back in time when they introduced Damara punch musician Stanley Eiseb on stage who also delivered an exceptional performance while music producer and director Ponti Dikuua, and the Collective Singers choir sang crowd favourites such as  ‘Omalka’, ‘Mwene Yambeka’, and the popular ‘Muhona Matukutanga.’

The line up further consisted of Maranatha Goroh and Vuuyo Johnson.

Meanwhile, Choirs Clive, Generation Choir, Collective Gospel Choir and Vox Vitae also graced the stage with their soft melodies.

Speaking at the event musician Ralph said, “Hope is what got me through the pandemic. I held on to the hope that is Christ and this event is really a platform for us musicians to share hope with the country … there is hope, peace and joy.”

The different personalities indeed demonstrated that there is light at the end of the tunnel as promised during the official launch.

The concert was initially scheduled for July but had to be moved amidst the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown regulations.