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No Joyous Celebration at this year’s Trade Fair

Joyous Celebration

By Siphesihle Dlamini

The organisers of the Eswatini International Trade Fair have cancelled the Joyous Celebration show which was set for Mavuso Trade and Exhibition Centre.

This was confirmed through a statement jointly released by the Eswatini International Trade Fair and Umvini Events Management. The South African popular Gospel group was meant to dish out a fine performance on September 3.

According to the statement, the decision to cancel the show was triggered by activities happening at the Trade Fair, which have similar public interest, and it was observed that hosting the show would be non-viable, especially on the scheduled date.

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Outstandingly, Joyous Celebration fans who had already purchased entry tickets were promised to be given their money back and were further advised to contact EIPA offices to ensure that their refund was processed.

The original ticket (whether print or electronic) purchased will be required for confirmation and verification.

“We would like to extend our sincere apologies to Gospel lovers as this decision was not taken lightly, careful consideration was taken in reaching the final outcome,” reads the statement.

Joyous Celebration is a multi-award-winning Gospel group composed of multi-talented artists. The group is known for welcoming new members almost every year.

The group produces dynamic singers and musicians whose music has impacted many people worldwide.

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Founded in 1996 by Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane and Mthunzi Namba, the group has enjoyed multi-platinum sales of their CDs and DVDs and picked up multiple accolades at major music awards including the South African Music Awards (SAMAs), the Metro FM Music Awards and the Crown Gospel Music Awards.

The group has a strong fanbase as they have won many South African hearts and the world. Joyous Celebration has also performed at the Potter’s House in Texas, proving their international presence and recognition.

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