Top 13 Best South African Female Gospel Artists In 2023

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As much as gospel music has taken its place all over the world, South Africa hasn’t been left out and yes the ladies aren’t left behind. They’re making as much impact as the male gospel artists in South Africa, glorifying the name of God.

South Africa is blessed with lots of female Gospel singers who aren’t sticking to the status quo but who are out there making a difference, winning souls to Christ, and making disciples unto the Lord. This article is a comprehensive list of the best female gospel singers in South Africa.

1. Winnie Mashaba

Winnie Mashaba isn’t popular for nothing, the lady knows just how to cook her lyrics and her powerful voice does justice to every song she sings. Winnie was born on April 1, 1981, in South Africa and has over 15 albums her hit tracks always make it to the top 10 in the country.

2. Rebecca Malope

The African queen of gospel music has had her career going for more than three decades and is still on the express. She has sold about 10 million albums in her home country and beyond, she is rated as the richest South African female singer and has received multi-platinum status and gold status in most of her songs. Malope has been the host of the Gospel Time TV show since 2004 and was featured as a judge in The clash of Choirs South Africa in 2013.

3. Hlengiwe Mhlaba

And yes, there’s the sensational Hlengiwe Mhlaba who hasn’t only filled in the gap over the years but left history to be emulated. The singer was born on 7 June 1973 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is one of the most celebrated female gospel singers in SA who knows how to keep her listeners glued to the melody of her songs till the end.

4. Zahara

Zahara is synonymous with her album Nqaba Yam which she released in 2021 peaked at number 1 on iTunes. This gorgeous singer has received several accolades such as 17 South African Music Awards, three Metro FM Awards, and one Nigeria Entertainment Award. Zahara was on the 2020 list of the BBC’s 100 Women. She appeared as a guest judge on the seventeenth season of Idols South Africa in 2021.

5. Deborah Fraser

Born in the 90s, Deborah was one of South Africa’s leading female gospel singers until her demise. She began her career in 1985 as a backup singer before recording her own album in 2000, titled Abanye bayombona, which became a commercial success selling over 1 million copies in South Africa.

She won the first SABC Crown Gospel Music award in the Best Female Artist category, among other awards SAMA for the best gospel, Metro award for the best gospel, and Kora for best gospel artiste.

These aren’t the only best female gospel singers South Africa has got, others Include;

6. Mcinga

7. Kholeka

8. Ntokozo Mbambo

9. Melani Steenkamp

10. Emma Mkhwanazi

11. Bonakele

12. Judith Sephuma

13. Fikile Mlomo.

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