MTN and Joyous Celebration Foundation are getting closer to finding the next gospel talent that will join the MTN Joyous Celebration family. With over 8 000 entries received and 360 hours spent vetting entries from hopefuls across the country who heeded the MTN Joyous Celebration call to submit their audition clips, it is now down to members of the public to show their support for their favourites.
Fans must visit https://mtnjoyouscelebration.co.za/ to cast their vote by either dialling *120*45690# or sending an SMS using a unique code assigned to each contestant to 39720. Fans also stand a chance to win prizes, which include tickets for the shows, shopping, and data vouchers for their participation.
Voting lines opened on 17 February and close at 23:59 on 17 March 2022.
The Top 25 voices who are a step closer to fulfilling their dreams are:
|Name||Unique Code||Name||Unique Code||Name||Unique Code|
|Simamkele Dikana||MTN Joyous 1||Anele Precious Mxhakaza||MTN Joyous 10||Angel Zuma||MTN Joyous 19|
|Nkululeko Nsibande||MTN Joyous 2||Millicent Mbonani||MTN Joyous 11||Princess Zuma||MTN Joyous 20|
|Thobela Kandanisa||MTN Joyous 3||Bello Mpendulo||MTN Joyous 12||Nhlanhla Hlabane||MTN Joyous 21|
|Kwanele Zulu||MTN Joyous 4||Nombali Cele||MTN Joyous 13||Ndumiso Mnguni||MTN Joyous 22|
|Thabang Hlatshwayo||MTN Joyous 5||Neo Mabote||MTN Joyous 14||Selathe Mathiya||MTN Joyous 23|
|Bafundzisiwe Mavuso||MTN Joyous 6||Siphelele Miya||MTN Joyous 15||Sboniso Hlatshwayo||MTN Joyous 24|
|Atlegang Molefhe||MTN Joyous 7||Thabo Mngomezulu||MTN Joyous 16||Lucia Jakeni||MTN Joyous 25|
|Jonathan Chinyama||MTN Joyous 8||Revelation Phore||MTN Joyous 17|
|Sinelungelo Memela||MTN Joyous 9||Phelisa Sonjica||MTN Joyous 18|
“One of our primary objectives of our sponsorship properties has always been to support the development of South African music and the partnership with the Joyous Celebration Foundation has continued to enable MTN to live up to this objective. Through our digital platforms, we have managed to afford thousands of fans an opportunity to be a part of the #ShareYourLight online talent search competition and be a step closer to realizing their dreams, says Nomsa Mazibuko, GM: Brand and Communications, MTN SA.
The most voted for Top 10 contestants from the Top 25 will move to the next stage of the competition and will go through an intense three-day mentorship programme with the MTN Joyous Celebration cast members, Joyous alumni, and Founders. This will allow the MTN Joyous Celebration Founders an opportunity to have closer interaction with the finalists and ultimately select the winner/s of the #ShareYourLight online talent search competition that will share the stage with MTN Joyous Celebration on Easter Weekend in April 2022.
“The journey of finding the next talent to join the MTN Joyous Celebration family has been an amazing and joyful one. As the country takes steps towards the normal way of life as we knew it, we look forward to welcoming the new talent as they take the stage with the rest of the choir in April”, concludes Nomsa.
Fans of MTN Joyous Celebration are encouraged to continue to subscribe to the MTN Joyous Celebration Channel on the Ayoba https://i.ayo.ba/YgBb/487ad9ded to enjoy exclusive content and daily updates of their favourite gospel ensemble.