Takie Ndou
Takie Ndou

Takie Ndou

About Takie Ndou

Gospel singer and worship leader Takie Ndou (born Aubrey Takalani) is beloved in his native South Africa as well as around the globe; his admirers include American gospel superstar VaShawn Mitchell, who spotlighted the Limpopo-born Ndou on his 2020 album Africa Worship. There are plenty of reasons for Ndou’s international success: On top of possessing a highwire-like vocal style and an energizing approach to worship, he has developed a sound that, like his popularity, reaches across borders. Jumpstarting his recording career in 2004 (shortly after quitting his day job in IT), Ndou has dropped a stack of albums, including 2018’s crackling Hope Arise, that showcase his gift for cross-pollinating Mzansi gospel with both American-inspired urban contemporary gospel and the latest trends in praise & worship. It’s an expansive, cross-generational sound that also extends to his collaborative work, like Ndou’s duet records with Rofhiwa Manyaga and his appearances on the star-studded Spirit of Praise, Vol. 7.

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