Gospel singer Omphile Madiba has released his latest single called “Sedi Laka”!

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Omphile Madiba who is part of the Gospel group Praise Infinity, has released his latest single called Sedi Laka which is now out on all major digital outlets.

Taken from the single’s press release: Omphile is from the North West Province, Mafikeng, Omphile began his music journey while studying for his BA degree in the University of Johannesburg, Auckland park Campus in the year 2009. Having auditioned and made part of the University Choir (UJ Choir) under the directorship and mentorship of Renette Bouwer, he musically developed significantly. Along with his peers within the University Choir, Omphile had an opportunity to travel around the world singing and displaying his God-ordained talent; the highlights being performing the ‘Stabat Matter’ classical composition by and under the directorship of the legendary Karl Jenkins at the Carnegie Hall, in New York City, year 2011.

Apart from serving with his musical gift in church at the time, Omphile actively participated in various musical platforms such the the the University of Johannesburg Music Society (Mu.So). Upon his graduations in the year 2012, Omphile formed part of a Gospel trio/group called of ‘Praise Infinity’. Where on the same year the group was discovered and signed by Harvey Roberts at Bula Music, which was later acquired by Galo Music. After a long break from the music life, Omphile started recording his solo music, pursuing his solo career. Omphile now stands to launch his debut Gospel Single titled Sedi Laka inspired by his testimony, healing and recovery along his life journey.

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Praise Infinity: Unending Praise

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The gospel music genre can easily be mistaken as the “underdog” of the music industry. I say mistaken because it is known that when it comes to album sales, gospel music fans can be said to “put their money where their mouths are”. This is one of the thriving genres in South Africa.

It has to be noted though, that gospel musicians in the current music economy come at quite a premium, particularly among the youth. This is perhaps exacerbated by the fact that mass media tends to give attention to individuals and musicians who are about “living the life” and obsessed with materialism.

Lavatory Records had the pleasure of interviewing Praise Infinity, a South African gospel group made up of young dynamic individuals who love to praise God. The trio spoke to us about the perceptions of youth towards worship based musical content, their roles within the group and purpose through music.

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