SOUTH AFRICA: TAKIE NDOU, THE BEST STYLED PERSONALITY AT FAME AWARDS 2016

Aubrey Takalani Ndou known as Takie Ndou, is an anointed songwriter,a psalmist,music producer and worship leader. He started singing at the age of 5, he grew up with a passion for singing inspired by the songs he would hear on the radio. Takie began the journey of his calling in ministry in 1998 after the death of his father. Music helped him to fill the void left by his father. 8 years later, he started his own record label in partnership with Rofhiwa Manyanga called RT Records and recorded 3 albums which sold over 20000 copies (Gold) respectively in RSA only. His music has grown in South Africa, in the continent and around the world.

Our Best styled personality  2016 were born in December 1982 in a village named Hamutsha in Venda, Limpopo province South Africa. He is the third born child of 5 siblings. Takie grew up as a very quiet and shy boy who loved soccer and music, but his love for music overpowered the love that he had for soccer. He had his own home made guitar and drums and would sing as he was playing these instruments. He would sit sometimes with a tape recorder and try to record himself as he sings and would let his parents listen to his recordings. His father used to play drums at church and he would sometimes come back with a keyboard and teach him how to play it ; Hence his passion and commitment for music grew even more, he was mentored by experienced artists like Tebs David, Solly Mahlangu, Benjamin Dube, Thivha Lidzhade and many more who helped him professionally in the music industry. It is important to notice that Takie Ndou not only has passion for music but for young people as well. He is also life coach, his desire is to help young people to realize their dreams  and pursue them. He does this by visiting schools and motivating young people and conducting career expos.

Takie believes that he is a role model to young people and that it is part of his calling. He has an organization (NPO) called « TAKIE NDOU PSALMIST FOUNDATION » which he buys school shoes for more than 100 kids every year in Venda. Each year he shares his birthday with orphans as to gives back to those who are less fortunate, buys food and clothes for the orphans then spends the whole day with them. Recently, he has started his own recording label called « Psalmist Media Productions » which works in patnerships with Bold Music under Tebs David.

Under his own label, Takie has released his dynamic new solo album titled « Psalms of Hope », which was launched at a SOLD-OUT VODADOME at Vodaworld in Midrand on the 14th May 2016. With the theme of the album being HOPE almost all the songs in this album should give a listener Hope in their lives. The title of this album is embedded in Takie’s desire to give people hope in all kinds of situations that they are facing.

Takie performed in South Africa’s biggest shows like : Macufe Festival, Mapungubwe Gospel Festival, Cell C Gospel show, Bold Music shows, Gospel Gold tour. He toured countries like Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho, Germany, Usa, Trinidad and Tobago, Rwanda and many others countries. Takie frequents television stations like Gospel Gold, Gospel time, One Gospel, Top Gospel, Soweto Tv, Africa Magic, Afro Café, Gospel Classics and Spirit Sundae.

Notice that Takie launched his third solo album « Psalmist » at the South African State Theatre on 29th March 2013 under Bold Music. This album brought fresh sound and with his highly annointed voice he made a great impact in the country. Takie Ndou has featured the likes of Collin Damans, Mpho Regalo and Rofhiwa ; Takie’s song « Ria Livhuwa Jeso » made waves in 2013 throughout the country and as a result it got him a lot of nominations of which he won a lot of awards.

As nominations, Takie has :

– One metro Fm Music Awards 2014

– Four at the SABC Crown Gospel Awards 2013 and 2014

– One at TSHIMA 2014 Phalaphala FM

– One Mzanzi Christian Awards 2015

– Two FAME Awards 2015 and 2016

– Eleven at INGOMA 2013 (Independent Gospel Music Awards)

As Awards, Aubrey Takalani Ndou Aka Takie Ndou has :

– Best collaboration at SABC Crown Gospel Awards 2013

– Song, Artist and Album of the year at INGOMA Awards 2013

– Best Gospel Album at Metro FM Music Awards 2014

– Best Styled Gospel Artist at Mzanzi Christian Awards 2015

– Best Styled Personality at FAME Awards 2016

You can listen his song on Youtube and for more information contact :

– www.whatishappeninginafrica.com

– Email : ndoutakie@gmail.com

– Facebook page : Takie Ndou

– Twitter : takiepsalmist

– Instagram : psalmistndou

 

CARINE MAMBOU

 

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