NAMES OF THE CROWN GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ARE OUT
Written by: Elizabeth Kunene
The wait is over!
All entries have been received and the judges have decided who will stand a chance to wear the crown for the 10th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards 2017.
The grand all-white ceremony was held at the Durban Botanic Gardens on Friday, 20 October 2017.
Guest speaker was the founder of the Crown Gospel Awards, Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule.
She encouraged anyone that was not nominated to continue doing great things in their own respective field.
“When you leave here please don’t feel disappointed if you didn’t get nominated. There is a time and place for everything; your time is also coming. Be patient and continue doing God’s work,” Mbokazi said.
Various pastors came to bless the ceremony. Gospel enthusiasts were out in numbers to celebrate the nominee’s night.
“The panel of judges for the Crown Awards includes seasoned industry heads and role-players who have vast experience & knowledge on music and entertainment,” added Mbokazi-Nkambule.
This year, the Crowns boast more than 40 categories for artists, musicians and industry role-players. The much anticipated annual gathering of the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards will take place at the Durban ICC Arena on the 26th November 2017.
Preceding the Crown Gospel Awards is a host of Gospel Week activities scheduled as follows: 23 November 2017 Ayihlome Prayer (Ulwesine lomkhuleko) at the Durban ICC 18H00 – FREE ENTRY.
And, 25-26 November 2017: Christian Expo Africa – Durban ICC – 10am (FREE Entry for the Public).
*Caption: Gospel artist and Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule cutting the 10th year anniversary cake.