Phelo Bala praises his 'saviour'
Phelo Bala (Instagram)
Johannesburg- Phelo Bala's u-turn on his calling to be a sangoma came as a complete surprise to fans across the country.
Last year, the youngest of the Bala Brothers revealed that he had been told that there was a calling on his life after he fell ill.
At the time, medical doctors could not tell Phelo what the cause of his illness was, and it was then that he sought help from a traditional healer, who informed him of his calling.
The singer took a break from the limelight to undergo training, but nine months later changed his mind.
Speaking on his brother Loyiso Bala's radio show on Cliffcentral.com in September, Phelo for the first time opened up about the journey and revealed what prompted the u-turn.
Loyiso's show, The Open Book delves into issues involving Christians from different cultures, races and from all walks of life.
Phelo explained that when he first found out about his calling, he was numb.
"I was in PE for a funeral when I started losing sensation in my legs and started saying things that I couldn't even understand," Phelo said.
Phelo added that even though he grew up as a Christian, his sangoma training taught him the real meaning of being a Christian.
"During the training I felt like I was drawing further and further away from Christ, and it was uncomfortable for me. I think that was the deciding point for me, and I realised that it wasn't the path for me," he explained.
Phelo added that the whole journey has taught him very important life lessons.
"The good I took from the experience is that I got to know about myself, my own strengths, got to know God and I got to know about my culture," he added.
And, judging by Phelo's social media posts he has already hit the ground running in promoting God's work.
Here's a video of a song Phelo has dedicated to his 'saviour':