Cape Town – South African artist, Mthandazo Gatya, has thanked world-renowned musician, John Legend for opening “a world of possibilities” for him.
This follows their performance over the weekend after Gatya caught the attention and approval of the multi award winning singer.
John Legend started the #OpenVerseChallenge on Tiktok, allowing users to duet his song Nervous from his newly released Legend album.
The American singer was so impressed by Gatya’s African touch and outstanding vocal ability that he invited him to share the stage with him.
Gatya took to his Twitter account on Sunday to thank the American singer.
— #JourneyToInfityEPOutNow (@MthandazoGatya) September 25, 2022
“A world of possibilities,” Gatya wrote on the tweet with a snap of himself and Legend after their second.
In a follow-up tweet, the South African singer, shared a video of his performance with Legend and thanked him for acknowledging his role in the song Nervous.
It isn’t just him calling me to perform with him that moved me but how he made sure everybody knows I’m the reason he’s gone viral in SA,thank you @johnlegend for allowing God to use to you to elevate me,thank you again #Bidvestgroup for putting this together🙏🏿 #MthandazoGatya pic.twitter.com/Sm5WBL0Un9
— #JourneyToInfityEPOutNow (@MthandazoGatya) September 26, 2022
He said it was not just the invite to share a stage that moved him.
“It isn’t just him calling me to perform with him that moved me but how he made sure everybody knows I’m the reason he’s gone viral in SA. Thank you, John Legend, for allowing God to use you to elevate me.” read Gatya’s tweet.
Here are some reactions on Twitter
This is giving me goosebumps, truly heartwarming. May God move you from strength to strength Mthandazo. Truly loving this for you. Thank you JL🙌🏽🥰🥺
— IAmNomzamo 🇿🇦 (@YeyeyekaNdaba) September 27, 2022
You two should have an DUET album.. Your voices are so much like the recorded materials. Keep it up gents
— Ser Vant (@vant_ser) September 26, 2022
Wazifaka kulengoma Nkabiyam.
I don’t think the original version will matter after this 😄
— Bhova (@fafandeth) September 26, 2022
I’m chopping onions,this is beautiful ❤️
— Mahlee Madlabane (@Mahlee03608207) September 27, 2022
Bathong!?!? Mthandazo Gatya and John Legend on the same stage at the same time on the same song 🎉🎊🎶💃🏿💕✨ haybo hay I’m so happy
— 🦋nattralé_official (@realnattrale) September 25, 2022
Picture: Twitter/ @MthandazoGatya
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe