- Thina Zungu sings gospel because he trusts God with his whole life
- He was raised by God-fearing parents with strong family values and was discouraged that he would not make it in music, but never gave up
- He has recently ventured into the business world and extended his passion to the construction industry
By Zakithi Dlamini - Freelance Journalist
Preaching the word of God through his music is not only about putting food on the table for the award-winning musician Thina Zungu. He is a believer in Christianity as he grew up in a God-fearing home.
Thina has touched lot of souls through his music. He said he puts God first in everything he does because he completely trust in Him. According to this faithful star, it was never easy for him but he decided to step out of his comfort zone and pursue his music career.
Today he has touched many lives through his music. Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Thina said his journey has not been easy as he was discouraged by many who didn’t believe that he would make it.
"Kwanqab’ Umusa is one of my songs that shows my gratitude to God. I never leave the stage without singing it. It’s a true meaning of who I am and what God has done for me"
However, he trusted his maker and followed his heart. He said he was grateful that he chose to ignore negative advice because the great Thina would not be in existence today.
His journey started soon after he completed his matric in 2006. In 2007 he released his debut album titled Enkazimulweni.
“I was told that I was not going to last. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I had listened. I believed God had good plans for me and I made it because I never let go of my faith. I trust God with my life."
He said one of his greatest and unforgettable moments in his music career was when he was announced as a winner of Best Gospel song and Best Songwriter at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards and when he recorded a live album at the Soweto Theatre. His fans knew every song in this album and said he was deeply touched by the warm welcome.
God has been good to Thina as his life keeps on prospering. He lends a helping hand to those in need and recently ventured into business world and launched his own construction company where he supports young local suppliers.
Two years ago, the singer took a bold step and offered to construct his father's house. He re-built the old home into a stunning mansion.
He has also encouraged youngsters to venture into businesses without fear.
“To all young people, I know life is difficult, especially during the current trying time. We are facing lot of things as youth but let's not lose hope. Let's start our own small businesses and stay positive in life."
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