The Crown’s launch confirmed (18 August) that the the 8th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards will take place on 15 November 2015, at Durban’s ICC. The main event, as is the norm, will be preceded by the notorious White Party (Nominees Announcement) on 9 October, where finalists in all 36 categories will be announced.Nominees are currently open and will close on 1 October2015. On 31 October, there will be a nominees roadshow in UMTATA. Other pre-Crowns events include 8th IZIKO GOSPEL MUSIC CONVENTION to held in Capetown this September.
The Crowns launch also played as a platform for the big announcement by the World Gospel Powerhouse ie the new baby called Trumpet Africa Gospel Music Awards (TAGMA) – to be launched in Nigeria, Lagos on 11 September 2015 (awards during Africa Month – May 2016). According to the President of the World Gospel Powerhouse, Zanele Mbokazi, “The idea of the TAGMA’s was born out of the desire to develop and expose local Gospel music to outside countries while recognising other artists from other African countries and those in the diaspora.”
“We know about artists from the US but the continent of Africa does not know the rich talent they have.”
- Gospel Music