18 November 2013 02:30 PM | By Poelano Malema
6Th SABC Crown Gospel Awards

Rebecca Malope



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The biggest event in the gospel calender - the 6th SABC Crown Gospel Awards, took place over the weekend at the iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

The who's who of the gospel industry came out in their numbers looking extravagant and in the hope of winning an award or just supporting their favourite artists.

Of course it would be wrong to talk of the gospel genre in South Africa and not mention Dr Rebecca Malope. Malope was the opening act of the night, singing her hit song 'Uyinqwele Simakade'.

'The Queen of Gospel Music' danced her performance away, taking her shoes off on stage while she showed off her dance moves. The ever-so-hyper Rebecca was later joined by Mbuso Matsebula, and the duo did a collaboration on 'Let It Rain'; and while Mbuso seemed too serious and caught up in the 'spirit', Rebecca on the other hand seemed too excited that she only managed to sing one line of the song before leaving the stage.

First Lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, who sat next to founder of the awards Zanele Mbokazi, looked lovely in her purple outfit, singing along to most of the songs.

The biggest award of the night - 'Best Gospel Song', which was voted by the public and presented by Zanele Mbokazi, went to Dumi Mkokstad for his song 'Mbize' .

Full List Of Winners:

Best Gospel Community Radio Show — Imbokodo FM, Injobo Ithungelwa Ebandla

Best Engineer — The Plain Truth Band, All in

Best AmaZioni Group — Ukuphila KweGuardian, Angisabi Lutho

Best Gospel Poetry — Sbo da Poet

Best Gospel music video — Andile kaMajola, uJehova Ungibiyele

Best Community Outreach — David Tebs

Best Gospel Producer — Nathi Zungu, Umlondi

Best Traditional Gospel — Lufuno Dagada, My Practical God

Best Church Choir — Christian family Church

Best Gospel Group — Smply Chrysolite

Best Gospel male — Jabu Hlongwane

Best Female — Vicky Vilakazi

Best Gospel Rock — Niel Higgins

Best Praise — Worship House

Best Gospel Artist – Winnie Mashaba

Best Gospel Song — Dumi Mkokstad, Mbize

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