Simply Chrysolite is the 'self titled' debut album of Simply Chrysolite - the quadruple international award winning South African gospel girlband. Enjoy the silky textured angelic voice of this group and be transported to God's throne room of grace.
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Simply Chrysolite is a female gospel choral group from South Africa whose music is influenced by jazz, R&B and the native South African sound. They are made up of six young ladies from KwaZulu-Natal province - Thab'zo Mkhwanazi (24), Phumzile Ngcobo, Dolce Bophela (27), Thabiso Mkhize (27), Pretty Nguse (22) and Mabongi Shinga (28). Mabongi Shinga, left the group early 2013 but was restored back on 9 January 2014 by Rev. Tim Omotoso after she retraced her steps and tendered a public apology.
They were named Simply Chrysolite by popular preacher Tim Omotoso after being discovered in 2009 at one of the annual auditions he holds in Durban every year to help empower youths and nurtured by Tim Omotoso Global Outreach. Rev. Omotoso, who is senior pastor at Jesus Dominion International, is executive producer of the group's albums.
Simply Chrysolite added their 7th gong in 48 months (after been formed) on the 17th of November, 2013 at the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards televised live throughout Africa on SABC 2 by beating seasoned groups: Soweto Gospel Choir, Tshwane Gospel Choir & Worship House, in the Best Gospel group category.
Awards and nominations
Simply Chrysolite has managed to garner quite a number of awards over the years, including a BEFFTA award edging out more seasoned performers at the latter, like Wizkid and Kelly Rowland.
2010 - Best Engineered Album at the Crown Gospel Music Awards
2011 - Best International Act at the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Arts (BEFFTA) Awards
2011 - Best International Album at the Gospel Music Awards
2011 - Best International Song of the Year (Ihube'lisha) at the Gospel Music Awards
2012 - Music Video of the Year (Lord, I Love You) at the Gospel Music Awards
2012 - Best Group/Choir at the African Gospel Music Awards
2013 - Best Gospel group at the 2013 SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards
2011 - Best R&B Gospel at the South African Music Awards
2011 - Best Urban Gospel at the South African Music Awards
2011 - Best Female Afro Act at the Black Entertainment Fashion Film Television Arts Awards
Mabongi Shinga, left the group early 2013 but was restored back on 9 January 2014