Sechaba

Gospel artist

This man will bless you with his bold and powerful voice. What he does well is mix old-school gospel with more a modern version. In the early 1990s Sechaba left home in the Free State to seek employment in Johannesburg. But on his arrival things didn't go the way he had hoped and he was forced to live on the streets, under a bridge in Balfour Park. He and his street mates would often sing together through the cold nights of Johannesburg to comfort themselves. In 2003 Sechaba got his breakthrough when he joined the multi-award winning gospel group, Joyous Celebration. He released his debut album in 2005, which sold multi- platinum copies. He hasn't looked back. � Lucky Sindane

Lunch spot: Lekgotla restaurant, Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg