Nyasha Kada, Entertainment Reporter
Gospel singer Verton Mlalazi‘s Covid-19 inspired worship song titled Uyingcwele has been well received and is currently topping gospel charts.
The song is not only sitting on pole position on the Star FM Gospel Greats chart show for four straight weeks but is also on high rotation on various local radio stations.
The spiritually uplifting song has also penetrated South Africa airwaves.
The video is on rotation on gospel channels like Trace Gospel and One Gospel.
The Ndebele song （Uyingcwele） which means “You are holy” or “Muri mutsvene” was produced by Nigel Nyangombe.
Speaking to H-Metro, the 38-year-old Mlalazi who is also the founder and director of the Seventh Day Adventist music group The Vine said:
“We lost a number of people we know and others we dont，many lost their jobs during the pandemic and this painted a gloomy picture about everything.
“At that point any Christian asked whether if God existed.
“This is when I was inspired to write and record the song “Uyingcwele”
“I said Lord your Lordship doesnt depend on our situation.
“You are God in an out of season，angels in heaven are singing holy， holy even if the world is dealing with this pandemic.
“The song “Uyingcwele” is to thank God for who he is despite our situations.”
The song is Mlalazi’s second release as a solo artiste after having released “Jesus is the answer” a cover song by Andre Crouch.
He added that the success of the song has made him to take his music seriously as a solo artiste.
He went on to reveal that he will be releasing a new song “Ekhaya” in October.
He however said that will not affect his work with the group “The Vine.”
The group released its debut album titled “Musandipfuure” in 2018 but couldn’t work on their second because of covid-19.