Joyous Celebration’s Lindelani Mkhize Launches New Project ‘Ignite’


Lindelani Mkhize is the founder and conductor of the gospel supergroup MTN Joyous Celebration and an esteemed contributor to the South African music industry.

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He also wears the hat of a music producer, record label executive and a judge on popular music TV shows such as ‘I Want to Sing Gospel’ and ‘Clash of the Choirs’.

In celebration of his 50th birthday, Lindelani Mkhize has announced his partnership with the Joburg Theatre and ATTV Productions for a new musical production titled Ignite.

Lindelani Mkhize

Ignite is meant to be a two day state-of-the-art production aimed at showcasing South Africa’s undiscovered musical talent across various genres. It is meant to run from Friday 2 September to Saturday 3 September, at the Joburg Theatre.

Lindelani Mkhize said;

“I have always believed that our country is home to an amazing pool of talent and Ignite is an extension of that belief.” said Mkhize. “I’m so excited that our partners share my sentiment. Through this initiative we hope to ignite talent and promote a culture of unconventional collaborations. We are creating a platform for undiscovered talent.”

The production also holds promise for music enthusiasts considering the coupling of these new talents with the creative use of the latest technology to enhance the performances by a six-piece band, brass section and a double quartet string section.

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Tickets to Ignite’s two-day run go on sale on Friday 15 July at a cost of between R180 and R400. Book by telephone on 0861 670 670, online via Webtickets or the Joburg Theatre website, or in person at the Joburg Theatre box office. Patrons can also book and pay online via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores.

Lindelani Mkhize

Most of the talent that would be featured in the production has already been identified by Mkhize, but he has left a spot or two open for other hopefuls who will have to try their luck through an online platform.

To enter, simply record a short (1 to 2 minutes) video clip showcasing your musical talent, post it on the Ignite Facebook page and Instagram. Then get your friends to like and share the post.

The competition is open to all genres of music (particularly gospel, hip-hop, kwaito and R&B). For more details follow the competition on social media.