Story by Colette Musanyera
MUSIC collaborations are opening doors for local artists after Everton Mlalazi was invited for another collaborative act with popular gospel musician Sinach of Nigeria.
Mlalazi, who has in the past embarked on successful collaborative acts with South African musicians, has been invited to be part of Sinach’s “Love Feast Concert” set for the 11th of this month at Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Zimbabwean musician who fronts the gospel ensemble “The Vine” is the only foreign artist who has been invited to the show.
“I am so excited that for the first time I’m going to perform in Nigeria at the invite of Sinach for a concert dubbed ‘Sinach and Friends, The Love Feast. It’s a Christmas concert to be held in Lagos. The concert is centred around Sinach and It is an honour for me to be on the list of performers, being the oy non-Nigerian musician to be at the show.
“It’s all because of synergies we have built with Sinach from the time she came here in February. Such collaborations certainly bring exposure and will also allow my music to grow since I have to integrate other artists’ creativity with my own. This means our music will penetrate new places thereby attracting new fans. Collaborations are quite informative and they improve one’s craft,” said Everton Mlalazi, The Vine Director.
Some of the finest Nigerian gospel musicians set to share the stage with Mlalazi include Ada of the ‘Only You Jesus’ fame, Nosa, Joe Praize, Ayo Vincent and Frank Edwards who is famed for the song ‘I lift My Voice.’