UKZN Association for Tertiary Zion Students Nominated for Gospel Music Award
The UKZN Association for Tertiary Zion Students (ATEZS) was nominated for the 12th annual Crown Gospel awards that were announced recently.
Nominated under the category of Best Gospel AmaZion, the group is made up of about 70 students from each of UKZNs five campuses. Founded in 2001, with the aim of uniting all Zion Christian students at tertiary level, the organisation has now expanded to other institutions all over KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria, the Free State and the Eastern Cape.
With this being their first nomination as ATEZS UKZN and competing against other Zion congregations such as Burning Fire of God, The Unity and Faith in Christ, the group said that they were proud to represent student church organisations on a national platform.
ATEZS UKZN, who describe their genre as choral music fused with the sounds of Acapella or Maskandi (traditional African music), has their fourth studio album out. It is titled uJesu Osindisayo and is available for hardcopy purchase order on cell: 071 821 6868 or download on iTunes, Deezer and Spotify.
‘As a pillar for students during their time at university, it was important for us to get nominated as an organisation that represents students,’ said a spokesperson for the group. ‘Even though we didn’t win the experience of attending this event and being amongst greats within the Gospel music industry was amazing! We would like to thank the organisers of the Crown Gospel awards as well as the students who supported us throughout this whole journey.’
With dreams of representing UKZN and the Zion church internationally, the group can be followed on : Facebook - ATEZS UKZN 2019 Album, Instagram - ATEZS_UKZN, and YouTube - ATEZS UKZN.
Words: Hlengiwe Precious Khwela