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TBN Meets is a premium lifestyle program that celebrates the best that Africa and the world has to offer. The weekly program features Loyiso Bala interviewing some of the world’s most talented and best-known individuals, as well as those who make a difference in, and impact the lives of, their communities.

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#79 with Connell Cruise

Connell Cruise is my guest today. Born in a small suburb of Johannesburg into a very musical family, Connell was discovered locally by David Gresham Records in 2013. In April 2014, a social media frenzy surrounding the iTunes release of his single “Into the Wild” grabbed the attention of none other than music industry titan, L.A. Reid. Connell’s subsequent deal with Island Records, in New York City, is considered the largest and most significant record deal in South African music history, introducing him to the international music scene and trailblazing the way for a new wave of South African talent.

#78 with Neyi Zimu

Pastor Neyi Zimu is a multi-award-winning musician with experience spanning to more than 20 years in the music industry. He is a prolific songwriter, music producer, father, husband, managing director of NN Productions, church leader and founder of All Nations Revival Ministries.

#77 with Mlungisi Biyela

Mlungisi, is an author of 3 fantastic books, titled, “God Healed an Anglican: My struggle with Cancer”, “Seven Hard Routes to Serving God”, and “What women call ‘A Man of Honour’”. And so, we’ll be chatting to him about his road to recovery and the many challenges that he has overcome along the way. My prayer is that his testimony will inspire you to trust God in all circumstances, as it has for many around the world.

#76 with Ayo Solanke

My guest today, is one of the most dynamic and energetic jazz-soul and gospel saxophonists. Ayo Solanke, ladies and gentlemen, possesses a soulful style of delivery which has a unique golden touch of class that sets him apart from the rest. He is a songwriter; producer; and arranger; with a background in event management and project coordination. With almost two decades of experience under his belt, Ayo is a man of excellence with an incredible profile, great personality, and undoubtedly one of the most humble people I have ever met. He has recorded with the likes of Kirk Whalum, Hugh Masekela, Zahara, Judith Sephuma, Pastor Benjamin Dube and Nathiels Bassey. Ayo, has performed before notable personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton of the USA, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Bishop TD Jakes.

#75 with Tim Godfrey

Tim is bold with his message and passionate about taking the message of the kingdom from the walls of the church to nations of the earth. And yes, we are truly excited to have him here in our Johannesburg, South Africa studio.

#74 with Solomon Ashoms

Solomon is the Founder of Parable Magazine, a lifestyle magazine operating from Johannesburg and author of DEAR WOMAN, a collection of quotes for women. He is passionate about the media, social justice and has resided in Cape Town, London, Scotland, Switzerland, he currently lives and works between Johannesburg, South Africa and Abuja, Nigeria with his lovely wife and 2 children. Solomon studied Communication - Mass Media with the University of the Nations in South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden and Scotland. He is a radio and TV journalist - presenter, Dating and Relationship Coach and a social commentator. He is also a BBC sport correspondent and has presented sport on Africa Magic TV, Dstv channel 114 across Africa and had a talk show called “My opinion”.

#73 with Mabongi Mabaso

Born in Thulamahashe near Bushbuckridge, this passionate, Craft devoted and musical genius has been well received by the South African Music Industry since she was introduced to us in 2012. Her first album Tshama opened so many doors both locally and internationally that she got to collaborate with great heavy weights in the gospel industry.

#72 with Dr Shan Thumbran

Dr Shan is the President of Ukuphila Leadership Consulting. He is also the founding pastor of LOGOS Bible Church in Centurion, South Africa. Shan is married to his lovely wife, Ps. Rey Thumbran and together, they have three daughters, Zoe, Zara, and Zila.

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