Molweni Youth Praise Choir, known as the MYP Choir started in 2008 by Martino Malembe as a youth church group after the Back to God.
In 2012 a new well received concept called the OPEN MIC SESSION was started under the project to discover new talent and to provide stage for unknown talents which included... Poetry, Gospel Music and Dance. Musicians and artist from different places embraced this concept. This setting comprises of MYP Choir with band and a microphone is passed around the house whilst the band and vocals backing whoever is given the microphone.
MYP Choir hosts their live annual concert since 2018 the IN CONCERT WITH MYP CHOIR, followed by another one in 2019 (Exclusively called A NEW SONG CONCERT which resembles the current album we are busy with in studio) In these concerts we showcase own compositions, feature artists discovered at our quarterly OPEN MIC SESSIONS and other artists we've met in our journey.
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released in 2020
Psalm 61 - HEAR My Cry feat. SENZI NGCOBO
A live day at our new studio and rehearsal space. 1st Episode
A live day at our new studio and rehearsal space. Be blessed!
HOLY SPIRIT ENCOUNTER REVIVAL 2018
At KwaDinabakubo Hall
Mr Martino Malembe known as Sir Martino as a Nursing Professional was born on 08 October 1979 in Durban. He is a husband and a father of 3 boys, born again, youth leader, self taught keyboard player, artist, composer, producer, choir director, founder and visionary behind Molweni Youth Praise Project and TINOTAINTMENT INC studios. The love of music came from my late aunt Thandiwe Zondi who led and conducted the ELCSA mass choir to many victories within the Lutheran church.
During high school he featured and perfomed on SHELL ROAD TO FAME with his group called Young Lions.
After matriculation he started a youth group called Heavenly Voices but then was too young at the time to sustain the group, then he joined a local group called Lucky and Friends led by Lucky Mngadi during this time he also was a musical director at Christ Church from 2004 to 2007. Martino was part of the AOG Back to God crusade team as a keyboard player in Molweni... where a big influx of youth got saved and there started a revival group with Evangelist Njabulo Nzama. Martino is passionate about youth and music, he started grooming and mentoring them from and youth structures in church, teaching and assisting them in music, drama and musical instruments.
This is where a musical sensation known as MOLWENI YOUTH PRAISE CHOIR aka MYP Choir started.
He currently owns a studio he started in his garage called TINOTAINTMENT INC. which is a division of the MOLWENI YOUTH PRAISE PROJECT and is now mentoring and recording singles for talents within the MYP Choir.
Many talents were discovered in his leadership by Martino Malembe, amongst others Sihle Mkhize started learning piano at sunday school, now the MD and main pianist at MYP Choir also Manager at TINOTAINTMENT INC and now he started his own company called THE GRAND PRODUCTION. Zenzele Mthethwa started as a tenor singer at MYP, he later started bass lessons within the group and now he is a prominent bassist in Durban KZN.
Thabiso Mngadi adopted to MYP at an early age as a drummer and he has earned great respect under the watchful eye of Sihle Mkhize.
Martino is currently working on his music in his studio and also on singles for all MYP Choir singers.
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