Covenant Voices have now become an International multi award-winning group
after they won their second gong within 16 weeks of releasing their debut
single and music video – CHILDREN MEDLEY. They won the Akademia Music Award
for Best Contemporary Christian Music Video for ‘Children’ in the November
2015 Akademia Music Awards, adding to their previous success 3 months ago
when they won, ‘Best Gospel Song’ at the August 2015 edition of Akademia
awards in Los Angeles, United States of America.
An 80 band South African mass gospel choir with a handful of Africans,
Covenant Voices are mentored by Rev. Tim Omotoso, the senior Pastor of
Jesus Dominion International (J.D.I.) and founder of Tim Omotoso Global
Outreach (T.O.G.O.). They are based in Durban, South Africa, and their
music has Traditional Zulu, Jazz, R&B and Contemporary influences. Their
ages range between 16 and 39.
Covenant Voices dropped their debut single in July, 2015 and their debut
music video a month afterwards. This blockbuster video was produced by Ray
Magagula at 3 separate locations in South Africa – The Phezulu Safari Park
Hillcrest; uMhlanga Lighthouse, and uMhlanga Pier in Durban. The song
(available for download on all good online stores) which is in a mixture of
Zulu (South African language) and English illustrates how Children are
singing, how Parents are praising and worshiping God till they come to
joyful tears, making everyone happy. The song explains to all that Jesus
died for our sins, and took us out of darkness. It also praises Jesus as
the King of Heavens, and encourages every nation to arise and be ready
because Jesus is coming back soon.
The choir was founded and named in 2007 by Rev. Tim Omotoso, after he
hosted gospel music auditions, a first for the organization in Durban. This
became the first initiative of the Youth Empowerment Project (Y.E.P.) of
Tim Omotoso Global Outreach. It has to be said that the singers had no
previous training or experience when the choir was formed, just raw talent
polished with ‘the Triple T’ of Rev. Tim Omotoso.