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MTN Joyous Celebration Presents Summer like no other

It’s the summer of MTN Joyous Celebration as South Africa’s leading gospel ensemble closes off the year with a jam-packed programme of entertainment and inspiration this festive season. The greatest offering, which many fans and patrons have been yearning for is the second instalment of MTN Joyous Celebration Restoration – Imvuselelo, taking place at the Big Top Arena at Carnival City Casino on Saturday 18 December 2021.

The Summer of MTN Joyous Celebration – what is your Summer?

·       MTN Joyous Celebration Super Sunday 28 November at 11:00

·       MTN Joyous Celebration Restoration Saturday 18 December at 19:00

·       MTN Joyous Celebration Super Sunday 26 December at 11:00

·       Best of Joyous – A Musical Celebration on Mzansi Magic Music every Sunday at 17:00

·       #ShareYourLight – Digital talent search for new members

·       JoyousTV – 24/7 Joyous content at your fingertips anytime, anywhere

This is a joyous season – a period filled with colour, life, festivities, experiences and pure joy and whatever the mood, occasion or festivity, MTN Joyous Celebration has you covered with something for the entire family.

Spokesperson and one of the founding members, Pastor Jabu Hlongwane has proudly said that this is a season to showcase MTN Joyous Celebration in a different way given our current reality. “Without regurgitating the effects and impact of COVID-19 on the creative and entertainment sectors, it is important that we accept that we could never have been ready for the catastrophe we experienced in the past 19 months. It has been a cathartic experience and journey, and although we are far from being free from the pandemic, we are excited at the opportunities we have been able to tap into owing to this calamity.”

Hlongwane’s partner, and also co-founder, Dr Lindelani Mkhize further states, “2021 was a milestone year for us with the celebration of our 25th anniversary. We couldn’t go big with the celebration of this silver jubilee by interacting with our people face to face around the country and globe but we are humbled that we were able to present them with a powerful offering in Joyous Celebration 25 album that has been positively received, reaching platinum status in a short time.  In December 2020 we staged the first Restoration show in Durban where we were reclaiming our lives, restoring hope and celebrating our victories through music and it was a great success. We are so grateful to the Almighty and our partner MTN, who has seen us through this very difficult period, that we will be opening the doors once again to a live audience that is three times more than the first presentation of MTN Joyous Celebration Restoration.

 “We are excited that MTN Joyous Celebration will be hosting another show in December which will have a live audience. At MTN we pride ourselves in bringing fans closer to their passions and the activities that Joyous Celebration have lined up until the end of the year is testament to this. This summer we are living up to our mantra of Go Big, Go Bozza with our Bozza Gigs deals which will ensure that our fans and customers don’t miss out on the Summer of Joyous Celebration on JoyousTV from the palms of their hands through their cellphones. The #ShareYourLight talent show is also enabling our customers and fans to audition for an opportunity to be part of this gospel powerhouse”, says Nomsa Mazibuko, GM: Brand and Communications, MTN SA.

MTN Joyous Celebration Restoration will be a hybrid production with the allowed 750 live audience and also streamed live for the enjoyment of our Joyous family, friends and music lovers who cannot join us in person from the comfort of their homes and / or holiday destinations. “Everywhere in the world and wherever our supporters, family and friends are, we will bring Joyous to you, and we get to celebrate the Summer of MTN Joyous Summer with you,” added Mkhize.

Tickets for the Live MTN Joyous Celebration Restoration – Imvuselelo with friends of Joyous are SOLD OUT. To stream the show, live on the day and access a lot more Joyous content, customers simply need to subscribe to JoyousTV ( for a fee of only R3 a day or R39 a month. The first 2000 subscribers will receive their first month’s subscription free, courtesy of JoyousTV and MTN.

The Summer of MTN Joyous bucket also has two Super Sunday shows on offer – an intimate praise and worship show to take you on a spiritual journey. So, whilst preparing yourself for Carnival City, do not miss out on the next instalment of MTN Joyous Celebration Super Sunday on Sunday 28 November at 11:00, live on JoyousTV. We close off-the year with our last Super Sunday two weeks after the Restoration show on Sunday 26 December 2021 at 11:00 – and what better way to close off 2021? Access to these Super Sunday shows and a whole lot more is simply through JoyousTV.

Over and above these shows and the unlimited content on JoyousTV, we also have our digital auditions which are underway for aspirant musicians and singers who wish to join our cast. For more details on how to #ShareYour Light by auditioning, go to our social and digital platforms for more info and you could be one of us! It’s truly a glorious Summer of MTN Joyous Celebration.

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