“I am eclectic. My music is influenced by various things and sounds. It can go from traditional elements to contemporary ones.” – Gospel Silinda
He is part of the biggest gospel ensemble in Africa Joyous Celebration and is well known for the Tsonga hit, Ndi Online. It is non-other than Gospel Silinda. We had a moment to chat online and this is what the talented crooner had to say about himself…
In 5 words, Who is Gospel Silinda?
Gospel Silinda is a recording artist, songwriter and a producer
How did your music journey begin?
My music journey began very early. My father was a guitarist and a pastor…my mother was a singer. I was induced into the family choir by default and I grew up in a musical environment. It grew in me and I’ve never stopped ever since then
You are part of Joyous Celebration, what is that like?
Being part of Joyous Celebration is exciting but most importantly, educational. I also got an opportunity to be in a commercial space, meet new people, travel across the country and outside…learn different things and grow. It is mostly exciting but also hardwork
You have a versatile sound, would you describe it?
I am eclectic. My music is influenced by various things and sounds. It can go from traditional elements to contemporary ones. It can also cross fade across many genres. I make music based on how I feel and how I envision my target market and how I want them to feel about my music. So, it does not have a specific description
We hear you are currently working on a new solo project tell us more?
Yes I am, it is called “SON OF A KING”. It is a nguni traditional gospel album, with some few elements of pop music, folk music, afroaoul and jazzy tones.
We have been on lockdown, how do you keep fit?
I’m a fitness fanatic. I run a fitness bootcamp where we workout on a daily basis, instigate on a more healthier lifestyle and positivity
Still on the lockdown, how do you keep your fans engaged?
I engage with my supporters via all social media platforms. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube [All named Gospel Silinda]
Finaly, one advice for upcoming artists…
Fortune favors the brave. Entertainment is one tough industry. Be brave, trust in your gift, be open minded, learn, put in the work, pray more, have the ability to reinvent your ideas and adapt. Success is when opportunity meets preparedness. THRIVE!!!