ABATHANDWA BRINGS HOUSE DOWN

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STO­RIES BY PHETSILE MAMBA

It was an ex­plo­sive fu­sion of mu­sic and fash­ion dur­ing the ‘Church meets Fash­ion’ event held at the Mba­bane Al­liance Church on Fri­day evening. Gospel mu­sic lovers were treated to sev­eral show­pieces from mu­sic ren­dered by Abathandwa who were launch­ing their de­but al­bum with the hit song, ‘Ehhe Moya Wami,’ to their Man­ager Ayanda Ncwane launch­ing her first book ti­tled ‘For the love of Sfiso Ncwane.’

The multi-faceted event saw de­sign­ers from the church as well as those af­fil­i­ated with the Eswa­tini Na­tional Coun­cil of Arts and Cul­ture show­case their dif­fer­ent de­signs to those in at­ten­dance.

Prov­ing that they were not one hit won­ders, songs per­formed by the group Abathandwa had the au­di­ence on their feet as they sang along.

The high­light of the evening was the per­for­mance of the hit sin­gle ‘Ehhe Moya Wami’ which had ev­ery­one on their feet, danc­ing up a storm de­spite that it was per­formed at the end of the spirit filled night.

One of the singers, Sim­phiwe, said they de­cided to per­form in such a way to en­able all to sing along.

Fur­ther, he re­vealed that they were over­whelmed by the sup­port re­ceived from Swazis as they were wel­comed and felt the ap­pre­ci­a­tion from the au­di­ence. A mem­ber of the au­di­ence Thulile Maziya, who came all the way from Manzini, said,” I en­joyed ev­ery sin­gle mo­ment at the show and I don’t re­gret coming all the way.”

On the other hand, while talk­ing about her book, Ayanda said it was all about the jour­ney of their lives from when it all started till her hus­band Sfiso Ncwane passed away.

She fur­ther thanked her sup­port­ers who have been there since the be­gin­ning as she said it was not the first time in the coun­try for her.

She also ex­pressed in­ter­est in work­ing with lo­cal artists as she said she would be vis­it­ing the coun­try reg­u­larly; “I am go­ing to con­tinue with my hus­band’s legacy as long as I live.”

The au­di­ence showed ap­pre­ci­a­tion de­signs dis­played dur­ing the night. for the

(Pics: Phetsile Mamba)

Abathandwa ren­der­ing one of their songs dur­ing Mba­bane Al­liance Church on Fri­day evening. the ‘Church meets Fash­ion’ show held at the

Ayanda Ncwane shar­ing the story be­hind her book.

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