The Best of YouTube: South African Gospel Music Videos

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Looking for some amazing South African gospel music videos? Look no further than YouTube! In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite gospel music videos from YouTube, perfect for getting your groove on and praising the Lord.


YouTube has become a popular platform for sharing music videos, and South African gospel music is no exception. There are many great videos of South African gospel music available on YouTube, and this guide will help you find some of the best.

South African gospel music is incredibly diverse, with influences from many different genres and cultures. You’ll find traditional hymns, contemporary Christian songs, and even some secular covers of popular songs. There is something for everyone in the world of South African gospel music.

This guide will introduce you to some of the best South African gospel music videos on YouTube. Whether you’re looking for something to sing along to or just want to enjoy the beautiful harmonies, these videos will give you a taste of the richness of South African gospel music.

Best of YouTube: South African Gospel Music Videos

South African gospel music videos are some of the most talented and representative of the African diaspora. These videos feature top artists from all over the world, and they’re a great way to get a feel for the music and culture of the continent.

Rebecca Malope

Rebecca Malope (born 1952) is a South African gospel singer who has sung to international acclaim. She has recorded over twenty solo albums and received several awards for her work, including the MTV Africa Music Awards Legend Award in 2009.

Born in South Africa, Malope began her singing career in the early 1970s when she joined a local gospel group. She rose to prominence in the 1980s with a series of hit songs that were popular both in South Africa and abroad. In the 1990s, she relocated to the United States, where she continued to record and perform to great acclaim. In recent years, Malope has returned to her native South Africa, where she remains a hugely popular figure in the music world.

Malope’s music is characterized by its uplifting, celebratory sound and its message of hope and inspiration. Her work has been praised for its ability to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers, and she is widely respected for her commitment to using her music to promote social change.

Benjamin Dube

Benjamin Dube is a South African gospel singer and one of the pioneers of the contemporary Praise & Worship sound in South African gospel music. His career spans over two decades, during which he has released over 20 albums. His music is a mix of traditional gospel, jazz, and R&B.

Dube was born in 1965 in Soweto, Johannesburg. He started his singing career in the early 1990s, when he fronted the Benjamin Dube Singers. The group released their first album, Worship Through Music, in 1993.

Dube has won numerous awards for his work, including multiple South African Music Awards (SAMAs) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gospel Music Association of America (GMA). He has also been nominated for Grammy Awards on three occasions.

In addition to his work as a recording artist, Dube is also an accomplished songwriter and producer. He has written songs for artists such as Michael W. Smith, Don Moen, Ron Kenoly, and CeCe Winans. Dube has also produced albums for gospel artists such as Rebecca Malope and Deborah Fraser.

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir is a South African gospel choir that was formed to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music. The Choir has been described as “a cultural phenomenon” and has won numerous awards, including five Grammy Awards.

The Choir has performed with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. They have also collaborated with artists such as Paul Simon, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, Peter Gabriel, and Bono.

The Choir’s performances are highly energetic and engaging, with a repertoire that includes both traditional African gospel songs and contemporary pop/rock hits. Their music is soulful and celebratory, providing a truly uplifting experience for audiences of all ages.


There you have it, a wide variety of great South African gospel music videos for your viewing pleasure. We hope you enjoyed this roundup and found something new to listen to. If we missed any of your favorite videos, let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great content like this.

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