Five time Sama award winner Loyiso Bala recorded his second live worship DVD, on March 14 at Rhema Church in Johannesburg. The recording is said to feature prominent South African musicians such as worship leader Ntokozo Mbambo, Neville D and Proverb.
The DVD titled, Power, Love, Sound, inspired by 2 Timothy: 7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and of a sound mind” will be released at the end of May 2014.
Born and bred in the Eastern Cape, Bala is also preparing for a worship concert in hometown Port Elizabeth on April 18, where he will feature songs from the new album and his previous album, Love Complete.
Loyiso Bala burst onto the South African music scene as a member of kwaito group, TKZee, in 2000. He began his solo career in 2003 as a smooth RNB crooner, establishing himself in the secular music industry, and has worked with various mega artists such as Alicia Keys, Shakira and the Black Eyed Peas. In 2012 he announced on his blog that he will be “taking Jesus to the world” and will commence the recording of his first live Gospel DVD, Love Complete, in April that year. “This is not a career move but a piece of me I have kept close over the years that I am now comfortable sharing with you. God is love and in Him love is made complete.”
Love Complete’s popular first single, “Jesus to the world”, penned by pop sensation Pam Myburg from The Arrows, is a reminder to spread the Gospel of Jesus to all the nations of the world. “Jesus to the World” tells people the secret to success in life is Jesus. “People have asked me many times what the key to success is and I would say a lot of things but now I know Jesus is the best gift I’ve ever received,” Bala shared in an interview with The Daily Dispatch. It is reported that his Christian album has received more sales compared to previous offerings, proving that South Africans are eager for a worship experience that is cross-cultural and close to home.
Bala will be chatting with Gateway News over the next few weeks about Power, Love, Sound, his upcoming worship concert and his plans for the future.