“HALAL” is a Hebrew word that means “Praise”. Hence, HALAL AFRIKA means PRAISE AFRIKA. It originated from our personal experiences in Africa, where we were privileged to encounter incredibly impactful gospel songs deeply rooted in specific locations and communities. The realization that these powerful songs remained inaccessible to those outside of African countries inspired Halal Afrika to create a platform. Our aim is to bring together people from across Africa to sing these beautiful gospel songs, transcending borders and sharing them among various native populations.
In 2016, a visionary project was conceived in Maryland, USA by the Onn Brothers, and a group of like-minded Africans. They formed a strong team to bring this vision to life. Shortly after the team’s formation, the first edition of HALAL AFRIKA took place in Baltimore, Maryland in 2017, marking the release of their debut album, “MY BEST WORSHIP.” This successful project confirmed their direction was right.
They planned for HALAL AFRIKA to be a biannual event, with the next edition occurring in 2019 in Victoria, South Africa. This move to Africa allowed them to share their beautiful songs with diverse cultures across the continent. During this edition, they launched their next project, “THE MOMENT,” which garnered widespread support from African communities worldwide.
Their reach expanded globally, featuring renowned gospel artists like Vashawn Mitchell, Tim Reddick, and Rodney East. In 2022, they recorded “THROUGH IT ALL” in Pretoria, South Africa. This album, released in July 2023, continues to touch, and bless the lives of thousands of people.
Our aspiration is to craft a distinctive style of African Gospel music that seamlessly blends authentic African culture with exceptional musicianship and world-class production. Furthermore, we aim to share our exquisite Gospel creations with a broader, global audience, recognizing that the message resonates with people from all backgrounds, irrespective of their origins.
Through our music, we hope to lead many towards a deeper understanding of God and allow them to experience the abundant blessings that salvation offers. Additionally, our vision includes establishing Halal Afrika in numerous countries across the globe, expanding our reach and increasing our impact.
HALAL AFRICA, UNITING AFRICA IN WORSHIP