Multi Award winning gospel musician Minister Michael Mahendere scooped yet another award ,” Best African Gospel Artist” award at the Independent National Gospel Music Awards (INGOMA) 2018 ,held on the 25th of September in Newtown ,Johannesburg, South Africa.
He was nominated for his song “Makanaka Jeso” which he features the South African musician Harry Komosotho. Mahendere paid tribute to the grace of God for winning the award.
“I would like to thank Gogo and Sekuru Mahendere for raising us in the Lord and also my beautiful wife Vimbai for being the best companion. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my spiritual covering Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa for making the minister in me by his expertise of making champions. Last but not least I want to thank my brother Harry for bringing me into South Africa music industry.
“The song makanaka jeso was written by Brother Sam back then and it is a public domain song. There are people with different grace on that song, the person who wrote it and the person who sang it and mixing those two made the song to have grace”, said Mahendere.
Michael Mahendere ,a Zimbabwean pastor at United Family International Church was also part of the group Mahendere Brothers and has been in the music industry for twenty-four years.
The 5th Independent National Gospel Music Awards are annual gospel music talent recognition aimed at honouring and acknowledging role players in the gospel music industry in South Africa.