Gospel Icon Discovery 2022 Showcases Durban’s Young Talent
The multitalented Phindi P and comedian Simunye “Church Boy” graced the Gospel Icon Discovery 2022 stage as the program directors of the day at Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban.
Recording gospel artists Thinah Zungu, Jabu Hlongwane, Jumbo and Idols sensational runner up Sniezy came out in support at the night of glitz as some of the guests of honor.
9th Gospel Icon Discovery Winners
Mqapheli Ndlovu won the Gospel Icon Discovery competition this year. Ndlovu came out tops among nine contestants who were finalists in this year’s talent search for a new eThekwini Gospel music star. Samkelisiwe Dube took the third position and Sinethemba Ndlovu was announced as the first runner up.
The young man’s delightful voice and stage presence saw him being crowned the Season 9 winner at a grand finale of the Gospel music competition held this past weekend.
The Gospel Icon Discovery Competition and Durban Youth
The Gospel Icon Discovery Competition is aimed at cultivating upcoming artists in the City of Ethekwini (Durban) lead by mayor Mxolisi Kaunda. The talented youth who enter the The Gospel Icon Discovery get a chance to launch their gospel musical careers with prize money, a recording deal and a mentor.
Attending Gospel Icon discovery at Durban ICC today. To support the young upcoming artist from the city. Great platform 👏. pic.twitter.com/IuomaxQPn6— A Thought Leader (@ratiba_mohale) June 12, 2022
The competition is targeted at the talented youth from communities in Durban such as KwaMashu, Inanda, Wentworth and surrounding areas. The Gospel ID Competition organizers pride themselves in unearthing young gospel talent, in the hope of finding the next Durban singing sensation to be a voice for the youth. Only 9 final acts were selected to perform in the Grand Finale following the hundreds of entries from the audition held in April and May.