Tickyline village artist scoops ingoma gospel awards


By Staff Reporter

JOHANNESBURG-Saturday, August 26 was a momentous occasion for the South African Gospel Music Industry, as the best in the local gospel were celebrated at the 10th Annual INGOMAs (Independent National Gospel Music Awards), held at the House of Ministries in Johannesburg.

The event was attended by the who’s who of South African gospel artists, rewarding and celebrating excellence in the genre.

Multi-talent Gospel singer and songwriter Masefako Malatji won an award in the best-composed song category.

Born and raised at Tickeyline village in Greater Tzaneen, she was well known for singing in local churches from as young as the age of 12 until she decided to record her album.

In the quest to satisfy her young life yearnings, Masefako resigned from full-time employment after working in a local municipality for 13 years, to pursue her dreams.

Her official music career started in 2022 after relocating to Pretoria and recording her first album entitled “The Genesis”.

It was an astounding night for local gospel stars who bagged awards at the 10th Annual INGOMAs (Independent National Gospel Music Awards), where gospel luminaries, personalities and music lovers all gathered to celebrate talent.

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