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Gospel Singer Inspires Youths to Follow Dreams

The 35-year-old, who currently operates his own joinery business, Sami Joinery, realised his singing talent when he was 10 years old.
20 Feb 2022 12:30
Gospel Singer Inspires Youths to Follow Dreams
Sanil Sami (right) with his wife Nileshni Sami during the launching of his fourth Hindi gospel in Buca, Savusavu on February 6, 2022.

Sanil Sami, who is a well-known figure among the circle of Hindi gospel singers in the greater Labasa area, released his fourth album Mashie Ki Sanah (Jesus be praised always) in Savusavu earlier this month.

Mr Sami said he was living his dream after successfully launching his recent gospel album.

The 35-year-old, who currently operates his own joinery business, Sami Joinery, realised his singing talent when he was 10 years old.

“I was a backup singer in church, however, the love and desire to serve God pushed me to become a professional singer,” he said.

Album response

Mr Sami said he has received positive feedback for his latest album.

“During the night of the launching, a pastor from Savusavu purchased the first copy for $1000, which was a massive boost to my album,” he said.

He released his first album back in 2018, second in 2019 and third album in 2020.

For the fourth album, Mashie Ki Sanah (Jesus be praised always), a total of 100 copies have been released, and more are expected to be released.

Inspiration

The father of two has acknowledged Victory Christian Fellowship Labasa Church, pastor Samuel Jeet and his family for always trusting his singing talents.

Mr Sami who continues to receive interest and offers to sing gospel abroad says: “All these plans will be decided by God’s timing
and the path life takes me on.”

Mr Sami hopes to become an ideal father for his five-year-old son, Nelson, and four- year-old daughter.

Mr Sami also said critics were part of his journey in becoming a recognised local gospel singer.

Youth engagement and support

Mr Sami said there were 15 youths at his church, who learned and sourced guidance from him in their singing.

“God has transformed my life and is using me to expand His kingdom by teaching and developing new and young talent, which is really important,” he said.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Sami shared online Hindi gospel singing services where his youth team participated and touched many with their talents.

He believed youths and young children had to dream big to achieve something greater and bigger in life.

Apart from singing in many events in Northern Division, Mr Sami has performed in many Christian crusades in Suva, Nausori, Navua, Lautoka and Tavua.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu



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