Gospel star Debora Fraser received her Doctorate Degree in Sacred Music at a prestigious graduation ceremony. Deborah joins the likes of Dr Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Dr Rebecca Malope, Dr Lindelani Mkhize, Dr Winnie Mashaba just to name a few who have also been honored for their contribution in the art of faith based music. She is now officially Dr Deborah Fraser.
Speaking on the Doctorate degree on her social media pages Deborah thanked her fans saying “My journey is not defined by the number of albums I have. It is not defined by the number of accolades I have received. It is a journey of thousands miles experienced with so much love from my supporters and fans“.
Deborah Fraser hails from Kwa-Mashu in Durban, KZN. She has always loved music & worked as a backing vocalist since 1985 for local and International artists such as Bra Hugh ,Jon Secada, Jennifer Rush, Brenda Fassie, Rebecca Malope, Yvonne Chaka Chaka etc.
Deborah released her first solo gospel album later in the year 2000 called Abanye Bayombona which launched her to success which sold over 1 million copies making her the best newcomer. She has been recognize for her music over the years with various awards like a SAMA, Metro FM Music Awards, Crown Gospel Award & Kora All Africa Awards.
My journey is not defined by the number of albums I have….. It is not defined by the number of accolades I have received…. It is a journey of thousands miles experienced with so much love from my supporters and fans….. It is defined through the millions of souls that I have reached and touched out there with this everlasting gift that God gave me…. It is defined through lives I have saved and changed through the language of music….. It has been a tedious journey with lows and highs….. However, to God almighty….. Father I wouldn’t have made it without your grace and love….. U have always been the pillar of my strength through the darkest moments of my faith being shaken….. Such an honor it is to be called Dr. Deborah Fraser.Deborah Fraser