Approximately twenty singing hopefuls were equipped as an award-winning singer, Maranatha Goroh known as Maranatha, hosted a three-day singing workshop in Walvis Bay under her Maranatha Music Ministry (M3) Singing Academy.
According to Maranatha, the workshop was hosted in Walvis Bay due to the high demand
for it from residents of the town and to pass on tools needed for singers’ need for growth.
“I decided to host the workshop in Walvis Bay due to the need for it. There are so many
talented people, especially at the coast.”
“However, they lack the skill and knowledge to enable them to grow their talent and skill in singing.”
“We were able to give people a six months course and do it within three days,” said
The workshop included both music theory and practical lessons on singing.
The “Pastor’s Daughter” hitmaker added that theoretical and practical knowledge in singing is critical for singers if they want to develop.
“It is essential for me, especially through the M3 Vocal Academy, for people to have
the basic theoretical and practical knowledge in singing.”
“It is extremely important for them to have this as it will help them to grow their skill
because like ‘I always say is talent is God’s gift to you and skill is your gift back to yourself
and to God.’ So, growing your skill is very important and having all this knowledge because
you can have knowledge without it being applied and it just becomes head knowledge and you won’t have the practical skill,” she said.
The songbird urged music scholars to not only gain knowledge but also to apply it.
“So, I really believe that many people will learn even more as we go to other towns because
we are not just ending within the coast,” said Maranatha.
Apart from receiving a wealth of knowledge, the students also received certificates after
they completed their training.
M3 Vocal Academy is set to go across the country to host similar workshops in their quest to help people to grow their musical talent, knowledge and skill.
Maranatha won NAMAs (Namibia Annual Music Awards) for Best Gospel and Best Live
Performance of the Year in 2017, as well as the Best Gospel in 2020.
Known to process a dynamic voice, she has performed with the likes of Rebecca Malope and has served as a vocal coach on Voice Perfect Namibia Season 1.
Groomed… Maranatha is pictured with singing hopefuls after successfully completing their
training. Photo Contributed