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MTN Joyous Celebration- Believe in your talent and pursue your dreams!

Believing in your talent and pursuing your dreams is something that we can learn from Port Elizabeth born-and-bred MTN Joyous Celebration vocalist, Dr Sylvester Funani who first auditioned for the choir in Joyous 9 and was unsuccessful.

This did not deter Sylvester, an ordained Pastor with a doctorate in Theology,from attending the shows, which he had attended religiously since Joyous Celebration Tour1held in 1997. In Joyous 11,he got his first break when he was appointed as the costume manager for the choir. He took this task very seriously as he understood that this opportunity would bring him closer to him realising his dream of being one of the vocalists of the choir.

Fast-forwarding to a few years later, when Sylvester got his big break and finally made it as one of the choir members – he drew strength from the song “Iyeza”,led by co-founder of the MTN Joyous Celebration, Pastor Jabu Hlongwane as it is one of the songs that helped him to find his voice. Under the mentorship of Pastor Hlongwane and MTNs continued sponsorship of Joyous Celebration, Sylvester has over the years been able to make his dreams come true.

MTNs sponsorship of Joyous Celebration fulfils a brand marketing function that is about helping the organisation associate MTN with events, teams and people that can help promote the image, objectives and values of the brand. Individuals such as Sylvester are a typical example of how MTN continues to brighten the lives of those they touch andhelp make their dreams a reality.

Fans and customers can also be like Sylvester and realise their dreams by participating in the opportunities that MTN has created for them. MTN has over the years, together with MTN Joyous Celebration, stashed away tracks that they have made available exclusively on the MTN MusicTime! app.

With the MTN Joyous Celebration Tour23 Cape Town show taking place this coming Saturday, 29 June 2019 at GrandWest Hotel and Casino in Goodwood, fans can access and practice their favourite songs from the exclusive MTN Joyous Celebration album by simply downloading the MTN MusicTime! app or they can download MTN Joyous Celebration CallerTunez – there are great prizes to be won.

“The continued partnership with the award winning Joyous Celebration brand – which scooped more awards at this year’s South African Music Awards – allows MTN to bring choir members, customers and fans closer to their passions, enabling greater access, engagement and connectivity to the things they love,”says Jacqui O’Sullivan: Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN.

This is MTNs way of ensuring that true to its #WeGotU promise, not only the lives of customers and fans are being brightened but also that of those who continue to benefit from the partnerships they have such as with Joyous Celebration.

“While we continue to reward our customers with the hottest and most prestigious family friendly music events. We are also mindful of the impact that we have on the choir members, while we champion the showcasing of the best South African musical talent to customers,” O’Sullivan concludes.

MTN customers and MTN Joyous Celebration followers in Cape Town have a chance to get up-close-and-personal with their favourite choir members on Friday 28 June from 13:00 to 16:00 at Gugulethu Mall.

Tickets to the show on Saturday 29 June are available at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers starting from R180 per ticket. Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The MTN Joyous Celebration Tour 23 album, is available on MTN MusicTime!. Tour 23 continues from Cape Town to Mpumalanga (Middelburg) in July:

Date Venue City / Province
06 July 2019 Steve Tshwete Banquet Hall – Middelburg Mpumalanga
02 – 03 August 2019 Durban ICC – Durban Kwazulu-Natal
31 August 2019 Border Conference Centre, East London Eastern Cape
21 September 2019 Sun City, Rustenburg North West

For more information about Joyous 23, visit Join the conversation on the MTN Joyous Celebration social platforms:
• Facebook: MY Joyous Celebration
• Twitter: @JoyousSA #MTNJoyous23
• Instagram: @joyouscelebration #MTNJoyous23

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