After surviving a horrible car accident two years ago, gospel legend Sipho Makhabane, aka Big Fish, believes that he has more purpose than before. And it is befitting for him to release an album titled “My Journey”. The 27th album comes after he cheated death in December 2014. The accident left the Swaziland-born gospel musician in a coma. “My Journey” is a perfect way for Makhabane to glorify and praise God for giving him a second chance, he says.

With a host of chart-topping albums, his experience of 24 years is evident in the latest project. Makhabane says being involved in the accident made him realise how people appreciated his music and how much he was loved.

While in hospital he says well wishers from all corners of Africa sent him messages for a speedy recovery. The song “My Journey”, which is an emotional piece of work and featuring a talented young woman, Phindile Phoku from Joyous Celebration.

Makhabane pours out his heartfelt gratitude to God, whom he believes saved his life. “There are many things that made my spirit come out stronger and more determined to make music after the accident,” he says.

He feels that the release of his album is not only to glorify God but to please all his fans who prayed for his re- covery.

With songs such as “It’s Not Over” Makhabane proves that he is more determined to praise God. “My Journey” is easily articulated in songs such as “Ayibalwa Iminyaka”, “Praying For You”, “Seyingcosana” and “Sohlabelela”.

“When people decide that your life is over, God begins to perform miracles. I encourage people to keep on pushing until God says it is over.” —Sowetan.

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