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BORN DENGA TAKALANI, IS A SOUTH AFRICAN MULTI AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN SINGER, SONGWRITER, RADIO PRESENTER, ACTOR AND A WORSHIP LEADER AT HILLSONG CHURCH SOUTH AFRICA.

The vibrant musician started singing at his then home church at the age of 12. By the age of 14 he had started writing his own songs and recorded his first R&B single called “Always Loving You”, with the help of his parents paying for studio time. He hails from Venda, South Africa.

Kingdmusic won an INGOMA award in 2018 for his Upside Down music video ft Takie Ndou. He also got nominated for Best New Comer and Best Collaboration Song at the Limpopo Gospel Music Awards 2018. Amongst other things, he has also been part of the first Experience Conference in South Africa, which is a global worship conference that gathers and equips creatives and has seen the likes of Martin Smith, Soweto Gospel choir and We Will Worship Movement.

Kingdmusic carries a passion to lead people into encounters with the love of the Father. He also enjoys watching God show up and shower His love in the room. He longs for people to encounter the goodness of the Father who guides, protects, and never changes His mind about us. He is passionate about producing songs that connect people to God. His prophetic worship style is marked by rich spontaneous moments in God’s presence.

He has been featured on tour and events with other talented international and local acts such as Alex Pappas (Hillsong Y&F), Martin Smith, Hillsong Worship (SA), Jonathan Douglass (Hillsong United), Tim Hughes, Worship Central, CalledOut Music, Mahalia Buchanan, and many churches in South Africa.

This gifted songwriter has his own unique sound which he calls ‘Gospel Fusion’. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the heart and the main message behind his music. Then you have R&B, POP, Contemporary Worship, Afro Beats, House, EDM & Afro-pop fused in his music. Kingdmusic has released music with CalledOut Music from UK, Gabriela Gomes from Brazil, S.O. from USA, K-Anthony from USA and Licy-Be from Australia.

Hillsong Worship released albums in Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans for the very first time on the 10th of June 2018 and Kingdmusic got to lead some of the songs on the Zulu album. His debut album, “Seasons” is out now and available on iTunes, Google play, Spotify, Apple music, Amazon and in all good music stores for purchases. The album was launched on the 9th of March 2019 at Hillsong Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. It has since won Best Contemporary Gospel album award at the Limpopo Music Awards 2019, won Best Gospel Album Of The Year at the Limpopo Gospel Music Awards 2019 and received a Best New Comer nomination at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards.

Before covid19 and lockdown, Kingdmusic was preparing for the “Africa-USA Unity events” Tour with Mahalia Buchanan, Xolani Mdlalose and Phindi P. The tour was going to take place in NY, DC, PA & N in April 2020. With more than 50 000 monthly listeners on Spotify only, Kingdmusic continues to grow his global audience every year and 2021 will be another great year for him as he continues to release music with well-known international artists. 

His media coverage includes Tv interviews on Trace Gospel, MTV Base, Destiny show (One Gospel), The morning show (Etv), Hectic Nine 9 (SABC 2), Gospel Unplugged (SABC 1), YoTv (SABC 1) and Radio interviews on Metro FM, Capricorn FM, Impact Radio, PhalaPhala FM, Thobela FM, Rainbow FM, Radio Pulpit, Univen FM, Jacaranda FM, 5FM, UCB UK and Premier Gospel UK.

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