Matthew 28:19 says “Go Ye and make disciples of all nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
I recently discovered a gospel band (Adoration SA) online and I started following them for some time when I realised that they are an upcoming youth band. I had the opportunity to speak to their visionary Bonginkosi Mkize. Here’s what he had to say about the Gospel and their musical journey.
Who are the band members ?
We have 9 singers( Gift, Bheki, Prudence, Osiamo, Nkateko, Kamogelo, Dineo, Nhlanhla & Tshwarelo.) , a drummer (Andile), bassist( Tumisho), 2 keyboard players (Mehlo & Khutso).
How did you guys meet?
Bonginkosi `Mehlo` Mkize (visionary) called the members from around Soshanguve , Mabopane and Hammanksraal to form the group Adoration
What inspired you to join the music industry?
Our founder Bonginkosi `Mehlo` Mkize had the vision of uniting Soshanguve musicians and grooming them into becoming independent musicians, whilst at the same time preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our music.
What role does each band member play?
Each member plays a big role of making the music sound audible to our audience.
Explain your creative process ?
Our creative process starts at our practice sessions we have individually at the comfort of our homes. We then unite and make a sound that we all agreeing with, according how our producer explains the concept.
What message are you trying to convey through your music?
The word of God (Holy Bible)
The message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (THE GOOD NEWS). Matthew 28:19 says “Go Ye and make disciples of all nations, and baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Do you write all your song?
We write some of our songs and we have friends and partners in the music industry who write songs for us.
What is the best part about being in a band ?
Bringing different ideas together to form one sound.
What is your least favorite part of being in a band and why?
Lack of finances. We are an upcoming Gospel music group running everything at zero (0) budget. As much as we love what we are doing, it gets hard to do it without getting to receive capital in the process. But we will surely get to the stage where everyone gets compensated accordingly as we are a growing brand.
How do you interact with your fans?
We have a team that’s making sure that our content is out to the public.
Of all the songs you have performed which one is our favorite?
Our most favourite song is title `Ke tla go shomela` which means I will serve You. It`s a song of our commitment towards serving God.
What can we expect from Adoration SA in the coming months ?
We are currently busy with preparations of the Rejuvenation Tour With Adoration on the 20th of July at Soshanguve East Secondary School in Soshanguve Block XX. Featuring Andiswa Mbantsa, Bafana Mazibuko, Oncemore Six, Thobile Mnguni, Idee and Prince Monyai and we are also busy with our album to be released later this year.
I know you have released a single called ‘ Ke tea go shomela’, where can people get it?
We just released a single titled Ke Tla Go Šomela which is available on iTunes, Google play, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon music and other stores. It’s also found from our website: adorationsa.hearnow.com
Where can people find you if they want info on performances / gig guide and bookings ?
Follow Adoration SA on:
Twitter: @Adoration_SA Instagram: @adoration_sa Facebook: Adoration. YouTube: Adoration