As part of its celebration of 50 years of independence, Jamaica recently played host to South African girl band ‘Simply Chrysolite’, who performed at the ‘Fun in the Son’, gospel festival over the summer.
The six-member girl group is one of South Africa’s leading gospel music bands. Headed by Tim Omotoso Global Outreach, the girls have achieved a number of awards, most recently the award for ‘Best Gospel Group’ at the African Gospel Music Awards in London earlier this year. Their achievements are made more significant by the fact that they all originate from impoverished backgrounds. Living in areas of widespread poverty and crime in post-Apartheid South Africa meant many of the girls were unable to complete their education. Working hard to pursue their talent however has changed their lives around, making them role models for youth empowerment.
The trip to Jamaica was made possible by none other than leading press and marketing company PK Media:
“We arranged for the South African President to sponsor the group’s visit to Jamaica, and strengthen the bond that exists between the two nations” says Paul Harrison of PK Media, “It is very rewarding to support young talent like Simply Chrysolite, and to connect communities across the globe”.
Read the whole story in the September edition of The Phoenix!