PHALABORWA-The year 2020 will go down as one of the best years for young artist Asher PK Ethans as he is about to open new chapters in his life. Shortly after winning the best artist at the Bama-Bora talent search finalists last Saturday evening, April 24 at RJCC Church in Namakgale.
The 13 finalists competed against each other where the judges gave comments after every performance. The judge of the day was Jabu Hlongwane and Matema Gavu.
Ethans took home an R50 000 recording deal and was awarded an opportunity to record with the award-winning gospel group, Worship House.
The judges were astonished by the performances, they commended the organisers and also gave the finalists advice regarding stage performance and music as a career.
The Bama-Bora finalist was overwhelmed with joy and he said it is by the grace of God that he is holding that title. “I waited patiently for this day and while waiting I was busy rehearsing to perfect my vocals and music knowledge,” he expressed.
He advises other young upcoming artists to take criticism as part of growth and the journey of being successful. “Hard work pays off, remember how high a ball can go it is determined by how hard it has been hit towards the ground,” Ethans added.
The audiences were kept entertained by performances from Sefako, Themba Nyathi, Takesure Zama, Pastor Rudolph Mabasa, Mercy Mancele, Ndivhuwo Matumba, and Pastor Donation.
The programme directors, Munghana Lonene presenter Khensani Nyango and Muvhango actor Gabriel Temundzani left the crowd in stitches with their humorous jokes.
Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Mayor Cllr Merriam Malatji commended the organisers of the event and she expressed her excitement during the event. “We as the municipality are very happy of this initiative and we commit to assisting where possible just to see our young people being empowered and developed, “she said.
Bora Mining Services CEO, Enock Mathebula before announcing the winner, emphasized how proud he is to be part of this initiative and he said his slogan is building the economy beyond the mining industry.
“We are glad to be part of this initiative, it is our mission to young people prospering and doing the most in life, therefore they must not focus only on the mining industry,” Mathebula said.