The Anthem Project was launched by News24.com in partnership with OUTsurance to celebrate our South African national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika, being named the best national anthem in the world by The Economist.

The initiative received over 140 submissions and our friends from the Nldovu Youth Choir made it into the final 3. The project team described how “each video captured what makes this country so great – its people.”  

We are extremely proud of the infectious energy and national pride that the choir is sharing with all South Africans, they are uniting a nation with their version of the national anthem. The Ndlovu Youth Choir hails from Moutse, a small rural town, in the Sekhukhune district of Limpopo. The choir was started in 2009 and has profoundly affected the lives of the choristers and the broader community. It demonstrates the potential of any human being to achieve excellence no matter their background, education or place of birth. The choir have had an amazing start to 2019 and are making waves all over the world with their performances.

The Anthem Project aimed to unite a nation through song and in the week of our National elections, this carries a powerful message. We need you to help us and vote for The Ndlovu Youth Choir’s version of the Anthem as your favourite, so that they can get the chance to donate a share of R1 million to their charity of choice!

Listen to their version of the national anthem, which has had over one million views, by watching one of the videos below. Let’s share it far and wide. It’s incredible to think that this choir from the small town of Moutse in Limpopo is making such an impact with their toe-tapping and energetic South African music.

Here’s their official YouTube video submission for the Anthem Project which has over 120 000 views.

This is a Facebook video, with over 800 000 views, that Josh Nuttall came across after his friend shared it on Facebook.

If you would like to book the choir please contact Ralf Schmitt via email (hello@ndlovu.com). They also perform internationally, for further details please visit their website here.

To listen to more of their songs you can subscribe to their YouTube channel here.