Minister GUC thrills on a night to remember

Leungo Mokgwathi

Renowned Nigerian gospel artist, Gift Ugochi Christopher, fondly known as Minister GUC, has risen quickly on the African music scene; Saturday’s ‘It is Possible’ gospel concert showed precisely why.

Staged at Molapo Piazza, the event, which lined up Minister GUC, Bucy Radebe, We Must Praise Choir and DJ Kellz under one roof, was an enchanting night of praise and worship, definitely one for the history books.

DJ Kellz set the tone, opening with a mash-up of indigenous and international gospel hits which stimulated the audience to their feet.

He then made way for the We Must Praise Mass Choir, a community project of the We Must Praise Choir, which amped up the mood further still.

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The ‘It is Possible’ team had promised a movie, and the mass choir’s performance was one of the stand-out moments of the production. In retro funk gear that matched their vibrant and youthful personalities, the choir staged a passionate dance piece.

Their elder brothers and sisters from the exalted We Must Praise choir also coordinated beautifully in monochromatic outfits.

They brought everyone in the room closer to the heavens with their saintly delivery, which featured some of their original compositions.

Then came the time to carry the cross of hope and restoration as South African gospel star, Bucy Radebe took to the stage with her hit songs Ke Tla Sejara Sefapano, Uzugcin’impilo Yam’, O Mohau oa Modimo and Worrier’s Medley.

Radebe did more than just performing; she ministered to patrons and unleashed that spirit of restoration and joy that they longed for.

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When the man of the hour, Minister GUC’s time came, he shut the entire place down! Word of advice, do not be fooled by his seemingly timid nature, the artist is a beast on stage.

His ministry sent chills down the spines to many, while some were reduced to tears by his powerful performance.

He ended with an altar call for those who wished to give their lives to God, underpinning the main reason for such a gathering.

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In a post-show interview with The Voice, Director of Vubo Music, Vusumuzi Botshelo extended his gratitude to Batswana for showing up in record numbers.

“We had intended to pull out an event that would leave a mark on the hearts of people from a spiritual point of view as well as from an events management stance,” explained Botshelo, who was quick to acknowledge The Voice for being a crucial media partner and ensuring their vision was realized.

The concert returns next year, with hopes of attracting even bigger artists, with the same mandate of resetting the gospel events culture in Botswana.

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