Bongani Mhlabi is renowned Zimbabwean gospel artist passionate about bringing transformation through music. In the span of his career, he has graced the stage with prominent artists such as Israel Houghton and Micah Stampley (United States), Hiram Koopman (South Africa), Stanley “Pastor G” Gwanzura, Janet Manyowa, Audius Mtawarira, Mkhululi Bhebhe and many more. Years of serving in the choir at New Life Covenant Church and performing cover versions of popular songs helped him to perfect his talent. In November 2019 he released his debut album ‘Victory Live’ and is currently working on a couple of singles and a second to be released soon.
The saying ‘an apple never falls far from the tree’ rings true for Bongani who inherited his musical talent from his mother Rita Shoniwa, one of Zimbabwe’s most iconic gospel singers. The ability runs in the family, his older brother Dumi Mhlabi is also a musician performing with the group Appointed that is well known for the famous song Somlandela which took Zimbabwe by storm several years back.
Bongani’s dream is to go platinum and become an established international artist, spreading the message of Christ through music. In his own words “The purpose of my music is to spread the gospel of Christ and give an assurance of the abundant grace found in Christ, to all nations.”
To aspiring musicians, his message is: Stay true to whom you are when creating your music because someone out there is looking for that unique sound you are carrying. The success of any musician lies in their ability to stay original and embrace the uniqueness of their gifting. So work hard, stay committed and above all trust God because, with Him, all things are possible.
Bongani currently serves as a worship leader at New Life Covenant Church under the leadership of Bishop Tudor and Pastor Chichi Bismark, and works for Econet OmniContact. He is also the founder of DIY With Us a furniture-making business based in Harare specialising in creating various custom handmade, high quality, wooden furniture for the bedroom, lounge, kitchen and other spaces. The company, founded in 2019, aims to help clients create a unique and eccentric look without breaking the bank. DIY With Us delivers furniture that brings life and a sense of lightening in your home at an affordable price.
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