The World Gospel Powerhouse is excited to officially announce that this year, on the last week of November 2017, the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards will be celebrating 10 Years since its inception.
“This year the Awards will take place on the 26th November 2017 at the Durban ICC, but we invite everyone to start preparing now for this grand event since we will have celebrations, commencing from Thursday the 23rd November 2017, prior to the Awards evening. For the first time ever on the Thursday (23 November) that will precede the Crown Awards evening, the World Gospel Powerhouse will host a service,an event of high magnitude that will feature renowned local and international speakers”, says Zanele Mbokazi, founder of the Crown Gospel Music Awards.
On Friday, 24 November, the 2nd Christian Expo Africa will kick off at the Durban ICC. This Expo will host a range of exhibitors who will showcase all things Christian – from literature, books, Music, DVDs, Clothing and other related merchandise and services. The Industry Awards will take place on Saturday night (25 November). We urge all Gospel Music lovers and supporters to make earnest preparations and even put in leave notices from work for the Monday after the Crown Awards weekend, adds Zanele Mbokazi.
The Crown Awards were founded 10 years ago and a few weeks ago, we hosted its 10th year celebrations througha Crown Awards Blestival which featured amongst others, the following artists: Benjamin Dube, Rebecca Malope, Putuma, Sgwili, Shongwe, Andile kaMajola, Dumi Mkokstad, Mawat and Tebogho. The Blestival also saw the launch of Gospel Musical #Maria which starred Jessica Nkosi and Brian Temba in its lead roles. The musical tells the story of the life of our lord Jesus Christ, through his mother Maria.
Nominees for the 2017 SABC Crown Awards are now open. Nomination forms are available on our website: www.theafricangospel.com or by calling our offices on: 031 303 3520. For further details, follow us on our social media platforms, Facebook: Crown Gospel Music Awards, Instagram: @crowngospelmusicawards and Twitter: @SabcCrownAwards