Khaya Mthethwa returns as Crown Gospel Awards host alongside Rorisang Thandekiso

23 November 2023 - 12:30
By TshisaLIVE
Khaya Mthethwa and Rorisang Thandekiso take centre stage at the Crown Gospel Awards.
Image: Supplied Khaya Mthethwa and Rorisang Thandekiso take centre stage at the Crown Gospel Awards.

Singer Khaya Mthethwa is back to host the 16th anniversary of the Crown Gospel Awards alongside media personality Rorisang Thandekiso.

The award ceremony, set to take place on November 26 at FNB Stadium, will be held in Gauteng for the first time. It was previously held in KwaZulu-Natal.

There will be performances from artists such as Xolly Mcwango, Ntokozo Ngongoma, Jumbo Nyangiwe, Nathi Sithole, Sipho Ngwenya, the Tshwane Gospel Choir and DJ Happy Girl.

Reflecting on the journey since the awards' inception, founder Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule said she was grateful to see how far they'd come.

“It was in 2006 when I became pregnant with something that was more than an idea. The Crowns have become an institution and it takes a great team for them to become successful,” told TshisaLIVE.

The awards will be broadcast on SABC2 on Sunday, December 3 at 7.30pm.

“Now in its 16th year, the SABC is very proud to be the official broadcast partner of the Crown Gospel Awards since their inception. This year's awards are exciting because, for the first time in their history, they will be held in the economic hub of the country, Gauteng, and South Africans, especially gospel fans, will be treated to spiritually uplifting performances featuring their favourite gospel artists and the best the country and continent have to offer,” SABC2 head of programming Jacqui Hlongwane said in a statement shared with TshisaLIVE.

“The Crown Gospel Awards, the brainchild of Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule and the Gospel Powerhouse, are the only awards in the country and the African continent that acknowledge and celebrate artists in the gospel music genre. SABC2 is thrilled to be the broadcast channel for these awards, which promise to be the best.”