Gaborone - Celebrated South African gospel group, Joyous Celebration, returns to Gaborone on August 25 after a lengthy absence for a 'life-changing' concert.
Joyous Celebration founding member, Lindelani Mkhize was recently in Gaborone to promote the show and promised a concert that will transform lives.
Mkhize told the media that it has been long overdue for the choir to perform in Gaborone after their last show in 2011.
He added that the concert would be beyond life changing, and the band, will give its best on stage. Other band members such as Andiswa Mbantsa, Khayelihle Sibanyoni, Phumzile Luthuli and Saone Sefako accompanied Mkhize.
Joyous Celebration is in the middle of a worldwide tour to promote Joyous Celebration 22.
The Gaborone show promoter, Braveheart director, Joseph Manuel said the multi-award-winning gospel group’s concert is bound to change lives.
"We want a show that will make a difference to the revellers’ spiritual lives. It is a life-changing concert and we will not allow alcohol inside the venue. We want our young people to experience great pleasure without indulging in alcohol and substance,” he said.
He said they want to bring Joyous Celebration to Botswana every year and promised a top-notch concert as the band "was very particular about the show organisation".
Tickets for the concert at the 5,000-capacity University of Botswana Indoor Sport Arena have been selling fast, with 1,250 sold within the first two hours of sale.
Other local artists will also perform at the show.
Joyous Celebration made it an annual tradition to release an album since 1997, and has 24 live albums.
It is one of the most successful gospel groups, selling over three million copies, and producing countless solo acts.