Gcina Izwi’s al­bum launch poorly at­tended, artists no show

Swazi Observer - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Setsabile Nkam­bule

GCINA Izwi Ngubeni’s al­bum launch was a flop.

Held at Prince Mfanyana Hall in Manzini on Satur­day evening, the al­bum launch did not go as planned as most of the artists that were billed to per­form did not show up.

Artists such as Phath­wakahle, Phet­sile Masilela, Siphiwo Nd­laga­mandla, Ph­elokazi Sha­bangu, to men­tion a few, did not show up.

How­ever, those who at­tended such as Shiba and the Trav­ellers gospel group, Wandile Sit­hole, Jus­tice Mshengu, Umh­langa Lofe­cek­ile and Christ Like Min­istries gospel group, blessed the crowd with their songs.

Only a few peo­ple at­tended the show.

Ac­cord­ing to the artist, the rea­son be­hind the poor at­ten­dance was be­cause she only pro­moted her event in Manzini only.

She men­tioned that it did not worry her much be­cause she had a con­ver­sa­tion with God ear­lier and knew that only the God cho­sen ones would at­tend her show. “I am not dis­ap­pointed that such a small group of peo­ple at­tended as God had told me that the peo­ple who will at­tend the show will be the ones He as­signed. For me money wasn’t my aim with this show; hence I was giv­ing away most tick­ets to the pub­lic for free,” she stated.

She said the ticket sales didn’t go well as peo­ple did not pur­chase them. The event was ini­tially sup­posed to com­mence at 6 pm but it be­gan at 11pm with at­ten­dants who were es­ti­mated to have been a lit­tle over 15 peo­ple.

SOUL­FUL: Gcina Izwi Ngubeni per­form­ing at her CD launch.

BIG YAWN: The few gospel mu­sic lovers who at­tended the event.


Pas­tor Vusie Shiba watch­ing the per­for­mances.

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