Imihla NgeMihla: A Celebration of Gospel Music
Imihla NgeMihla is a Zulu phrase that means “day by day” or “every day”. It is also the title of a popular gospel song by Jabulile Jay, a South African singer and songwriter. The song is part of her album Hlanganela, which was released in 2019. The song expresses gratitude and praise to Jesus for his love and protection every day.
Gospel music is a genre of Christian music that originated in the African American churches in the United States. It is characterized by its use of vocal harmony, call and response, and rhythmic elements. Gospel music has influenced many other genres of music, such as soul, blues, rock, and hip hop. Gospel music is also popular in many parts of Africa, especially South Africa, where it has a large and diverse audience.
Some of the most famous gospel artists in South Africa include Lebo Sekgobela, Dumi Mkokstad, Xolly Mncwango, Bucy Radebe, Teboho Moloi, Lusanda Beja, and many more. They have produced songs that inspire millions of people with their messages of faith, hope, and joy. Some of their songs are sung in Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, or other local languages, while others are sung in English or a mixture of languages.
Imihla NgeMihla is not only a song title, but also a motto for many gospel fans who listen to this music every day. Gospel music is a way of expressing one’s devotion to God and celebrating his goodness in every situation. Gospel music is also a way of connecting with other believers and sharing one’s testimony. Gospel music is a source of strength, comfort, and peace for many people who face challenges and difficulties in life.
If you are interested in learning more about gospel music in South Africa, you can check out some of the following resources:
- Thina Imihla Nge Mihla by Jabulile Jay
- Imihla Ngemihla by Ikhaya Leziyoni Mass Choir
- Thina imihla ngemihla by Melelo
Gospel music in South Africa is not only a form of entertainment, but also a way of social activism and cultural expression. Many gospel artists use their music to raise awareness and address issues such as poverty, inequality, violence, corruption, HIV/AIDS, and racism. They also use their music to celebrate the diversity and richness of the South African culture and heritage. Gospel music is a way of promoting unity, reconciliation, and healing among the different ethnic and religious groups in the country.
Gospel music in South Africa is also influenced by the history and politics of the country. The apartheid regime, which lasted from 1948 to 1994, was a system of racial segregation and oppression that denied the majority of black people their basic human rights and freedoms. During this period, many gospel artists used their music to protest against the injustice and brutality of the regime. They also used their music to inspire hope and resilience among the oppressed people. Some of the most influential gospel artists during this time include Rebecca Malope, Sipho Makhabane, Vuyo Mokoena, and Benjamin Dube.
After the end of apartheid in 1994, South Africa became a democratic country with a new constitution that guaranteed equality and dignity for all people. Gospel music in South Africa also reflected this change and celebrated the new era of freedom and democracy. Many gospel artists collaborated with artists from other genres and countries to create a fusion of sounds and styles. They also explored new themes and topics in their music, such as love, family, success, and happiness. Some of the most popular gospel artists in the post-apartheid era include Joyous Celebration, Soweto Gospel Choir, Ntokozo Mbambo, Khaya Mthethwa, and Dr Tumi.