FORMER Idols East Africa 2008 winner and gospel singer Eric Moyo, reportedly a target of South Africa’s celebrated gospel choir, Joyous Celebration, wants to discuss the contract with his potential players before putting pen to paper.
Joyous Celebration co-founder Lindelani Mkhize who was in the country over the weekend, told journalists he wanted Moyo to join the gospel ensemble in addition to Mkhululi Bhebhe who has been in their books for the past few years.
Ironically Bhebhe was the runner-up to Moyo at the Idols East Africa 2008.
Southern Eye Lifestyle on Tuesday tracked Moyo down. He initially appeared reluctant to discuss the issues saying it was premature to talk about the proposed deal in the media.
“It’s too early for me to comment, but as soon as things shape up I will get back to you,” he said in a brief telephone interview. Pushed further Moyo hinted he first wanted to have a face-to-face discussion with the Joyous Celebration founder.
“I want to first sit down with Mkhize to discuss the contract before letting people know,” he said.
Mkhize told Southern Eye at the sidelines of the Harvest House International Clash of the Choirs concert on Sunday that they admired the talent displayed by Moyo who performed with Vocal Ex at the function. Moyo, born in 1982, was the first-ever winner of Idols East Africa in 2008.
As part of winning a recording contract, Moyo was given $25 000 in guaranteed album sales from the telecompany Celtel. He also won a 42-inch television set.
The Bulawayo-based singer said he managed to buy a house and went places after winning the contest.