Visiting South African gospel icon, Solly Mahlangu, has urged upcoming musicians to remain humble in a music industry with fame and fortune.

The award-winning artiste, who was addressing musicians at a music seminar held on the side-lines of the annual Harvest House International (HHI) conference on Saturday, said it took him 27 years to breakthrough in the gospel industry.

He chronicled how he made his major break during the memorial service of the late singer Vuyo Mokoena; where record companies pursued his signature.

“Public platform will destroy you if you are not prepared. God is interested in your faithfulness to the gift that he has given you,” Mahlangu told gospel musicians.

He warned worshipers of the dangers of pride and urged them to do the work of God faithfully.

The 12 time award-winning artiste has broken every record in the South African gospel industry, a fete that other artistes could not achieve in 30 years.

“I have taken every award in our industry. In 2 albums I have achieved what others achieved in 30 years,” Mahlangu said attributing his success to God.

In November Mahlangu will be honoured as one of the top five gospel artistes in Africa at a ceremony to be held in Nigeria.

He urged musicians to produce good music to as to remain relevant in a dynamic music industry.

“God is waiting for us to produce at the level of groups like Hillsong,” Mahlangu said.

Mahlangu wrapped up his weekend in Bulawayo with a five star performance at ZITF, a show which attracted thousands of music lovers.

He churned out hits like Mwamba Mwamba, Obrigado, Uthando Lwami and award winning Wahamba Nathi which left gospel enthusiasts begging for more.

Mahlangu will also perform in Harare today at the Harare Gardens alongside The Charambas, Mathias Mhere, Sebastian Magacha and Worship Addicts.