- Veteran gospel group Masibuyele kuJehova release their first live DVD
- The group has been together for 31 years since 1988
- The live DVD will be a tribute to their fans and a way of celebrating that they are still together after all this time
After 31 years of entertaining South Africa with their gospel songs, Cappella group Masibuyele kuJehova are set to release their first live DVD to the delight of their fans.
The DVD release their way of thanking the fans and celebrating their success and good fortune of having been able to stick together for all those years.
Briefly.co.za learned that Belina Nkosi, the original founder of the group is no spring chicken, at 81-years-old she is a veteran in every sense of the word but the live DVD is a first for her.
"We have never done a live recording before. We are nervous but excited at the same time."
The DVD is set to be recorded on Sunday during a live performance at Mbombela Civic Theatre in Mpumalanga according to .
The group has a wide variety of songs to choose from and have decided to try and give something back to their fans but choosing one song from each of their releases to record for the DVD.
Fifi Mabuza, 61, the lead singer, has admitted that it has not always been plain sailing and that the group has had to face challenges in the past.
"We do have our differences but we do not allow them to deviate us from our vision of preaching the gospel of Christ through music. We believe in forgiveness and unity, those are some of the principles that have kept us going strong," Mabuza says.
The group started in 1988 with a mission to save as many people's souls as possible and had no intention of achieving fame or even recording an album. The legendary Derrick Ndzimande spotted their talent and it was under his advice that they recorded their first album.
They were honoured and surprised at how well their music was received.
Besides Mabuza and Nkosi the group also consists of Lizzy Khoza, 67, Annah Thabethe, 77, Zodwa Makhukhula, 55, and Elizabeth Mahlangu, 71.
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