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The music video by South African flautist and Grammy winner Wouter Kellerman and the Ndlovu Youth Choir, has been nominated for a 2019 Hollywood Music Award!


Johannesburg, South Africa – It’s been an exciting rollercoaster trip for Ndlovu Youth Choir and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon!

The talented choir shot to global fame during their time on America’s Got Talent, but the Ndlovu Youth Choir first caught the attention of the world when they performed an isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” during an interview on Jacaranda’s breakfast show.

And it’s that exact performance which has earned them a Hollywood Music Award nomination.

The ‘Shape of You’ music video by South African flautist and Grammy winner Wouter Kellerman and the Ndlovu Youth Choir, has been nominated in the Independent Music Video category ahead of the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Awards.

“So happy to be nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards with Ndlovu Youth Choir for our video ‘Shape of You’,” Kellerman wrote on Twitter.

The awards will be held on 20 November in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Watch the incredible video below (which has already racked up over 4,5 million views):

The choir forms part of a more significant project which started in 1994. The Ndlovu Care Group was founded in 1994 by a Dutch doctor names Dr Hugo Templeman, in the rural village of Moutse, Limpopo. The care group provides innovative healthcare, childcare, education and community development. The Ndlovu Youth Choir was created in 2009 and has since, profoundly affected the lives of the young members. The choir demonstrates the potential of any human being when given a chance to achieve excellence no matter their background, education or place of birth. The youth choir has grown from humble beginnings to the incredible ensemble it is today.

The choir from South Africa has garnered international attention for their performances on the show and made South Africa incredibly proud!

And they have a message for the world: “Just because you are born into poverty; doesn’t mean you are poverty.”

They hope to inspire every child to follow their dreams and believe that “the sky is the limit”, and their success throughout the show has become a beacon for every child across the globe.

The choir has taken these young South Africans from the rural streets of Moutse to an international stage to show off their amazing talent, and we cannot wait to see what else they have in store for the world!

Sources: Ndlovu Youth Choir | Wouter Kellerman
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