Big break beckons for Dick

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 11 April 2017   |   By Ontametse Sugar
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He came fourth in the My Melody Gospel TV show. Tumisang Dick’s talent didn’t go unnoticed. Dick will be in South Africa for auditions after some recording studios recognised his talent. He is certain that though he did not clinch the crown, his dream is still within reach. He has always loved singing. He stayed with his blind grandmother from a very young age and always sang for her. He went to church only to hear the praise and worship team sing in order to groom his talent. He had one chance to sing in church, and after that the pastors recognised his talent where he was prayed for and encouraged to stay in church. The many deaths that also happened in his family after he lost his mother affected him very much. “In our family there is so much humility which can translate to fear because after the passing of my mother I did not really have anyone talk to me about what I might be going through. I will only hear them talking but no one would approach me because they were scared they will hurt me if they talk to me,” he said. This emptiness led him to having multiple partners because he wanted the satisfaction of feeling loved. It was only in church that he got hope, and when the opportunity to be in the My Melody Gospel TV Show came, he jumped at it. So many people around him were surprised that he could sing because other than singing for his grandmother and the mirror he kept that to himself. He surprised many throughout the show where he most of the time turned singing for votes into a church service. He said going to South Africa to meet some of the best producers in gospel music makes him believe that he can go very far. “When I get on stage and see people, I see strength, and that is what keeps me going. I am grateful for what I am about to become now especially because of the show,” he said.