WHILE his star is rising at home, gospel singer Everton Mlalazi has a rare opportunity of sharing the stage with American singer Travis Greene in Zambia at the WOW Fest.
Greene a multi-award winning singer-songwriter will grace Zambia between 16 and 17 September alongside, Nigerian crooner Minister GUC.
The highly publicised show is set to attract gospel lovers from across Southern Africa.
But for the budding Mlalazi, who is riding high on the release of Inyang’ Enkulu featuring the Grammy winning outfit, Soweto Gospel choir the Zambia show is an opportunity to widen his scope and collaborate with other artistes.
Mlalazi who until a few years ago was virtually unknown in the gospel circles has grown to become one of the most promising voices in Zimbabwe, hosting world class concerts.
“It is a fantastic opportunity,” Mlalazi tells The NewsReportLive.
“I have always believed that one day we will have one of these powerful American acts coming to Zimbabwe,” says Mlalazi.
Announcing the partnership, WOW Woman International said: ”We are excited to announce Award Winning singer/songwriter, Everton Mlalazi as a partner for this year’s WowFest. Everton will also grace the stage at the FNB WowFest.”
“It is God’s doing. God puts me in a place where someone leads me to someone,” Mlalazi says explaining how he got the opportunity to feature on the Zambia show.
“The visibility that comes with brand is a benefit from this partnership.”
During his short recording career, Mlalazi has collaborated with a number of well-known gospel musicians including South Africa’s Benjamin Dube, Xoli Mcwango, Mahalia Buchanan on the Vine and Michaeal Mahandere locally.
His group, The Vine is credited for introducing classical elements of music like a full string section in contemporary gospel to create a refreshing brand of music that is growing in popularity.