Thursday 21st February 2019,
Soweto Gospel Fans

Howza “I Choose to Live” ft Omen & Soweto Gospel Choir

Howza (Tshepo Mosese), South African Kwaito star, presenter and actor, has launched a music video for his latest song “I choose to live” on November 10 in an effort to increase awareness of the impact of Diabetes in the world. Inspired by Howza’s own story of living with diabetes the song describes the distressing impact diabetes is having on the world and the importance of prevention. Written and performed with fellow South African artist Omen, the song features the voices of the celebrated Soweto Gospel Choir, who lost a member to diabetes seven years ago.

Global healthcare company Novo Nordisk decided to support Howza in driving his message forward after seeing him perform “I choose to live” in Johannesburg at the Diabetes Leadership Forum Africa 2010. Based on the amazing reaction caused by this performance, Novo Nordisk initiated the production of the music video as well as a social media campaign, which garnered immediate support from hundreds of people around the world. Available video includes “I choose to live” music video and general views of the Novo Nordisk Changes Diabetes® campaign Bus from various countries.

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About The Author

From the Great White North of Canada, Elaine is the owner and maintainer of SGF. Besides being a big-time Soweto Gospel Choir fan, she is passionate about world travel, technology, all sports and above all the great mangosteen fruit. Oh, and she can't sing to save her love! :)


  1. Shogo November 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Elaine! Welcome back!
    This November season reminds me of the Japan tour which took place last year.
    Wow, time passes so slowly. It seems like it was 3 years ago.
    I DO still love Soweto Gospel Choir!
    I need to update the Japanese fan site, too.
    Again, so glad to have you back!


  2. Elaine November 22, 2010 at 7:29 pm


    Long time no talk–I hope you and your family are doing well!
    It has been a year since the choir was in Japan–for me; time has flown!! I can’t believe it’s already been a year!
    Lots to catch up with; we should help each other out in keeping everyone updated on the choir!!
    Again, thanks for the message Shogo. It’s good to be back.

    Stay well!!


  3. Sk February 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

    this is a great song

  4. Eddy Becker April 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Hi, i am Eddy Becker from Holland.
    I work for the dutch Novo Nordisk company in Holland.
    I listened this song this afternoon, a colleague let me hear this and i liked it very much.
    I gonna play it in my radioshow tomorrow, this must be heard and the song is very great.

    Best regards to you all

    Greetings from Holland

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