The seventh addition of The Crowns is nothing short of perfection! This year the standard
has transcended expectations.
From the crop of Gospel artists to the actual production of the Awards!
KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu:
"As KwaZulu-Natal we pride ourselves as the only province that presents to the world throughout the year, Africa's unparalleled tapestry of cultures, rich history and heritage.
It is not surprising that the 6th Crown Gospel Awards has attracted a great deal of interests from national and international music fans".
"Government will continue to offer its support to the Gospel Crown Awards and sincerely hope this support will continue to igniting the creative spirits of a new crop of songwriters, singers, producers and other participants in the production of gospel music."
Mr Kaizer Kganyago, the SABC Spokesperson stated:
"Our partnership with the Gospel Crown Awards goes back several years.
As the SABC we are well aware of the fact that millions of South Africans love Gospel music, making it one of the biggest music genres in the country.
We are excited that our viewers will be able to see the awards live on SABC 1 at 20:00, and will get to see who walks away with a trophy from these coveted awards".
"The SABC hopes that these awards, which have positioned themselves as a platform to salute and award excellence in the Gospel music industry.
They will not only honour artists who have been plying their trade for a long time, but will also assist in unearthing new talent, while contributing to the growth of this genre and music in the country as a whole" concluded Mr. Kganyago.
Durban Mayor, His Worship, Cllr James Nxumalo said, "I am overwhelmed by a sense of joy
and pride as I observed over the years, how the Crown Gospel Music awards have continued
to grow in leaps and bounds, to becoming one of the main signature events in the calendar of
eThekwini. This is mainly because this event was conceptualised and nurtured in our warm
and caring City of Durban. We welcome the 7th Crown Gospel awards, which is South Africa's
preeminent Gospel music contest, based on the impact that it has had in promoting this genre in
our country. "
Year 2014 saw the increase in entries, with a total of 502! The World Gospel Powerhouse is delighted with this development and showcase of talent in the Gospel music industry in South Africa and beyond our borders.
The 7th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards has become a force to be reckoned with.
After backbreaking nights, the judging panel, have finally managed to come up with deserving finalists in all the categories.
These finalists will undergo further judging and public voting, subsequently the winners to be announced on the awards night.
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The demand has been overwhelming and people even necessitated WGPH to start the jump the queue campaign.
This has allowed people who could not wait for Computicket, to buy through the bank to reserve seats.
The Crowns' Founder, Zanele Mbokazi, says:
"The quality and diversity of the products is amazing.
This year we have confirmed that Gospel Music is extremely rich and there are a number of talented and professional artists that are still not well known.
I am in awe with the craft that we have received!
I salute all those who entered and whether they are nominated tonight or not, they all remain winners."
Crown Awards Spokesperson, Sipho Kaleni echoes Mbokazi's sentiments:
"There is a fresh creative wave of Gospel artists that the Almighty God is raising for this generation.
They carry a relevant compelling Christian content with their artistry. We are truly blessed to partake in their blessing through the CGMA7."
Right after the announcement of nominees, the public will get to vote on seven of 33 categories.
To VOTE sms the CATEGORY, NAME OF THE ARTIST/SHOW & to 34 069 (SMS COST R1.50).
Seven categories that will be voted for by the public, are Best Gospel Artist, Best Gospel Song, Best AmaZioni, Best Gospel Maskandi' Best Gospel Radio Show, Best Gospel Community Radio Show and Best Gospel TV Show.
The main event will be on 23 November 2014 at Durban's ICC. Red Carpet starts at 4:30pm, actual programme will start at 6pm. The awards will be broadcast live on SABC1 from 8pm. "We thank all our sponsors and partners who made this day a possibility namely, SABC, KwaZulu NATAL Government, Ethekwini Municipality, Drum, Isolezwe, Sowetan /Sunday World, Radio Pulpit, Tygeberg 104 FM, Vibe FM, Hope FM FM and Link FM."
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