SATMA AWARDS 2013 Winners – Results

The 8th South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards were presented on Friday 4 and Saturday, 5 October 2013 at the Buffalo Park Cricket Stadium in East London. Saba Mbixane of Umhlobo Wenene FM did what he did last year. He has made beating Ukhozi FM’s Utalagu a habit. He beat them again this year for the third time in a row. He won the Best Traditional DJ award and his show (Lavutha Ibhayi) took the award for the Best Traditional music radio program. Popular Maskandi artist Mtshengiseni Gcwensa won the Best Male award. Viva Ngendidane, a song by Amageza Amahle, won the Best Song of the year award.

Below is a Full list of Winners Published on the SATMA Awards Facebook Page on Sunday

Best MaskandiOsaziwayo
Best Isicathamiya – General Singers
Best Mbaqanga- Phansi Phezulu
Best Song of the year – Viva Ngedidane – Amageza Amahle
Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Print Media) – Mdu Mvubu
Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Electronic Media) -
Zimkhitha Macingwane (SABC News)
Best Video – Khurumetsa Diretlo
Best Male – Mtshengiseni
Best Female – Izintombi Zika Mjaphani
Best TshiVenda – Sikheli Junior
Best IsiNdebele – Saaiplas Boys
Best SeTswana – Dialogane Cultural Group
Best Traditional San Album – Kazumba Shenoya
Best Indian – Flash Interntainers
Best IsiXhosa – Gobolempendulu
Best Sesotho – Sabatha no.3
Best Sepedi – Salphina Kadiaka
Best Xitsonga – Msindhu Wapheni no.6
Best Boeremusiek – Jaco Van Deventer
Best Community Radio DJ – Matsidiso Masekwa – Modiri FM
Best Praise Singer – Botlale Boikanya
Best Indigenous comedian – Nomakhisimusi
Best Traditional DJ – Saba Mbixane – Umhlobo Wenene FM
Best Newcomer artist – Mlethwa Majola
Best Traditional Dance group – Tswelelang Youth Cast
Best Traditional music radio program – Lavutha Ibhayi – Umhlobo Wenene FM
Best Afro Soul – Afro Soul
Best Vernecular Hip Hop – MC Tshatha & Moja Pooh
Best Traditional Arts and Culture Department – Mpumalanga Province
Best African Jazz – Thabo Segonyane
Best Reggae – Hill House Crew
Best Poet – Prince Gumede
Best Cultural Talk Show – Ithungelwa Ebandla – Ikwekwezi FM
Best IsiSwati – Make Shelangubo

2013 MTN SAMA 19 Winners – South African Music Awards

Millions of viewers tuned into SABC 1 and witnessed the glitz, glam and the pizazz at the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards as Toya Delazy and Khuli Chana dominated the evening taking home 3 awards each at the Sun City Superbowl on Saturday, 11 May 2013.

Ichwane Le Bhaca - Inkunzi Yomthakathi - Winner of the 2013 MTN SAMA 19 Awards Best Maskandi Album

Ichwane Le Bhaca – Inkunzi Yomthakathi – Winner of the 2013 MTN SAMA 19 Awards Best Maskandi Album

The full list of categories and winners for the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards are:

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards

Johannes Kerkorrel (posthumously)

Sizwe Zako

Dr Thomas Chauke

  • Album of the Year

Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

  • MTN Record of the Year 

Sfiso Ncwane -  Kulungile Baba

  • Duo or Group of the Year

Freshlyground - Take Me to the Dance

  • Female Artist of the Year

    Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future (SAMA Award 2013 Female Artist of the Year)

    Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future (SAMA Award 2013 Female Artist of the Year)

Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future

  • Male Artist of the Year

Khuli Chana - Lost in Time

  • Newcomer of the Year

Toya Delazy - Due Drop Deluxe

  • Best Rock Album

Zebra & Giraffe - The Wisest Ones

  • Best Pop Album 

Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

  • Best Adult Contemporary Album

Elvis Blue – Journey

  • Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

    Khaya Mthethwa - For You (Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album)

    Khaya Mthethwa – For You (Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album – South African Music Awards 2013)

Theuns Jordaan - Roeper

  • Best African Adult Album 

Maleh – Step Child

  • Best Alternative Album

iScream & The Chocolate Stix - The Paradox

  • Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Khaya - For You

  • Best Rap Album 

Khuli Chana – Lost in Time

  • Best Kwaito Album 

Professor - The Orientation

  • Best Dance Album

    Professor - The Orientation (Best Kwaito Album - South African Awards 2013)

    Professor – The Orientation (Best Kwaito Album – South African Music Awards 2013)

Black Coffee - Africa Rising

  • Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Various – Spirit of Praise Vol.4

  • Best Contemporary Faith Music Album 

Ntokozo Mbambo - Filled

  • Best Traditional Album

Soul Brothers – Isiphithiphithi

  • Best Maskandi Album

Ichwane Lebhaca – Inkunzi Yomthakathi

  • Best Jazz Album

Herbie Tsoaeli - African Time

  • Best Classic & Instrumental Album

CH2 - CH2 Guitar Duo Live with the University of Pretoria Symphony  Orchestra

  • Best Live DVD

    Herbie Tsoaeli - African Time (Best Jazz Album - South African Music Awards 2013)

    Herbie Tsoaeli – African Time (Best Jazz Album – South African Music Awards 2013)

The Captured Tour Concert Film - Lira

  • Best Collaboration

Riot Feat. Zahara - Thetha Nami

  • Best Music Video of the Year 

Claudio Pavan for Honey Spiders by The Parlotones

  • Best Producer

Jax Panik for Due Drop Deluxe by Toya Delazy

  • Best Engineer

Mark Beling for Strong by BlackByrd

  • Remix of the Year

DJ Kent for Thinking about You Ft. Zonke  DJ Kent Remix (Theo Kgosinkwe)

  • Best Selling DVD
Heavenly Sent - Mi Casa (SAMPRA AWARD - South African Music Awards 2013)

Heavenly Sent – Mi Casa (SAMPRA AWARD – South African Music Awards 2013)

Vol. 16 Live at Carnival City - Joyous Celebration

  • Best Selling Album

Roeper - Theuns Jordaan

  • Best Selling Tru-Tone

Follow Me - DJ Cleo ft. Teddy Bears

  • Best Selling Ring-Back-Tone

Loliwe - Zahara

  • Best Selling Full-Track Download

You’re The Voice Shout/J23 – Artists for a safer South Africa

  • SAMPRA AWARD

Heavenly Sent - Mi Casa

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 South African Music Awards and all the musicians in South Africa for such wonderful music this country has. Keep it up…..

source: http://samusicawards.co.za

 

 

‘Impersonator (Gcabashe) was after the money’

Impersonator (Gcabashe) was after the money

Sibusiso Lazarus Gcabashe in the dock of the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court, ahead of his appearance, is accused of masquerading as the late maskandi artist Khulekani Mgqumeni Khumalo. Picture: Sherlissa Peters

Durban – The widow of the late maskandi artist Khulekani “Mgqumeni” Khumalo on Tuesday testified against the man accused of masquerading as her husband, saying he was after the musician’s money.

Sibusiso “Lazarus” Gcabashe, who claimed last year that he had risen from the dead, is on trial in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on charges of fraud, kidnapping, assault, rape, theft and attempting to escape from custody.

He was declared mentally fit to stand trial after psychological evaluation by the State and has pleaded not guilty to all charges, saying he knew nothing about the allegations against him.

Taking the stand on Tuesday, Nozipho Xulu said she was the second wife of Khumalo and had an 11-year old son with the award-winning singer.

She said Khumalo had fallen ill in 2008, died on December 19, 2009, and was buried in Nqutu nine days later.

“Then I saw on the news in February last year that my husband had risen from the dead and was living with the Khumalo family,” Xulu said.

She said she immediately went to the Khumalo homestead to inquire about this person who was allegedly her dead husband. That, Xulu said, was the first time she had met Gcabashe.

“I knew that this was not my husband. “He did not have any of the identifying features of Mgqumeni,” she said. Xulu said her husband had peculiar feet and had several scars on his body, but Gcabashe had none of these.

“He told me that he will not force me to believe that he is my husband, but he said that in time I would accept him,” said Xulu.

She said that when she asked Gcabashe where he had been since Mgqumeni died in 2009, he told her he had been living in a cave with animals who instructed him to buy cotton to sew his tongue so that he could not speak.

“I believe he (Gcabashe) is doing this because he wants to claim my husband’s money,” said Xulu. She said it had been difficult for her family.

“When a person dies, we need to forget the pain and move on. Because of Gcabashe, the pain started all over again.”

Gcabashe, who is from Magqongqo, was arrested last year after he claimed to be Khumalo, causing a sensation in the Nqutu Magistrate’s Court where he first appeared after being arrested for fraud last year.

On Tuesday, dressed in a bright sweater and sporting dreadlocks, like Khumalo, Gcabashe appeared upbeat as he greeted people seated in the packed court gallery.

In November 2011, he allegedly kidnapped, assaulted and raped a teenager at Ixopo.

He is also alleged to have stolen three cellphones and attempted to escape from police custody at the Nqutu Magistrate’s Court he trial was to continue on Wednesday.

Daily Newshttp://www.iol.co.za  -

By SHERLISSA PETERS

2013 MTN SAMA 19 nominees – South African Music Awards

The nominations announcement for the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19) was made at The Turbine Hall in Newtown on Wednesday, 20 March 2013.

Newcomers dominated the announcement with Toya Delazy’s Due Drop Deluxe receiving six nominations; Newcomer of the Year, Best Pop Album, Record of the Year, Best Producer with Jax Panik and twice for Remix of the Year, one each with Pascal & Pearce and ClassyMenace.

Hot on her heels is another newcomer, ChianoSky with five nominations from her debut album, Hungry, including Record of the Year and Best Producer with Crighton Goodwill.

The chasing pack contains The Muffinz, DJ Vetkuk vs. Mahoota alongside BlackByrd with four nominations each.

In the Album of the Year category industry heavyweights Kelly Khumalo, Khuli Chana, Maleh, Ntokozo Mbambo and The Muffinz go head-to-head in what is sure to be one of the highlights of the night.

The Duo or Group of the Year category will be a fiercely contested affair as DJ Vetkoek vs. Mahoota, BlackByrd, Desmond & The Tutus, The Muffinz and Freshlyground vie for the much coveted statuette.

Female Artist of the Year sees a strong field of nominees, namely ChianoSky, Kelly Khumalo, Lulu Dikana, Maleh and Ntokozo Mbambo.

Male Artist of the Year will be another epic battle on the night as the likes of Arno Carstens, Elvis Blue, Khuli Chana, Proverb and Reason vie for top honours.

The hotly contested Newcomer of the Year category is one to watch out for as Toya Delazy, The Muffinz, Tailor, Bongeziwe Mabandla and Khaya go head-to-head in the battle of the new breed of music icons.

Star-studded MTN SAMA 19 panel

Speaking after the launch about the 10th year celebration as headline sponsors of the 19th Annual MTN SAMA, Serame Taukobong, chief marketing officer at MTN SA said: “MTN SAMAs are the epitome of the South African music industry calendar. Ten years later, through this sponsorship, we remain committed to supporting the development and growth of our music industry, which continues to flourish both locally and on the international arena thanks to the hard work done by the musicians, bands, producers, managers and technicians. Congratulations to all nominees and we look forward to seeing you at the main event.”

The nominee announcements, which were streamed live on Facebook and mobile, were made by a star-studded MTN SAMA 19 panel which consisted of previous SAMA award-winning artists Vusi Mahlasela, Ray Phiri, AKA, Mafikizolo, DJ Sbu and Zonke. MTN SAMA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi, chief marketing officer MTN SA Serame Taukobong and acting general manager of SABC 1 Sam Mpherwane joined them.

“We have some of the most exciting categories in years and this tells me that the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards at the Sun City Superbowl are sure to leave an indelible mark on the face of South African music and we cannot wait for 10-11 May 2013,” said MTN SAMA CEO, Nhlanhla Sibisi.

The celebrations begin in earnest tonight at the official Nominee Party with featured live performances from the ever popular MiCasa, Zonke, Lloyd Cele and Durban-based crowd favourites, Big Nuz. The party will be streamed live to mobile and Facebook.

The full list of categories and nominees for the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards
are:

Best Traditional Music Album

  1. George Maluleke – Magolongwani
  2. Shabalala Rhythm – Please Call Me
  3. Soul Brothers – Isiphithiphithi
  4. Dr. Thomas Chauke – Shimatsatsa No.31
  5. Zozo & Sangere Superbeat- Mabindu Vol 14

Best Classical and Instrumental Album

  1. Maria Du Toit & Nina Schumann – Luminous Shade
  2. CH2 – CH2 Guitar Duo Live with the UP Symphony Orchestra
  3. Derek Gripper – One Night On Earth
  4. Guy B***ery – To Disappear In Place
  5. Nibs van der Spuy & Guy B***ery – In The Shade of the Wild Fig

Best Jazz Album

  1. Herbie Tsoaeli – African Time
  2. Kyle Shepherd  - South African History IX
  3. Lindiwe Maxolo – Time
  4. Steve Dyer – Ubuntu Music
  5. Tutu Puoane – Breathe

Best Adult Contemporary Album

  1. BlackByrd – Strong
  2. Elvis Blue - Journey
  3. Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance
  4. Lira – The Captured Tour Concert Film
  5. Nianell – My Heart

Best African Adult Album

  1. Bongeziwe Mabandla – Umlilo
  2. Camagwini – Re-Birth
  3. Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future
  4. Maleh- Step Child
  5. Nomfusi – Take Me Home

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

  1. Jonathan Butler – Grace and Mercy
  2. Retief Burger, Helmut Meijer, Neil Büchner, Louis Britz – In Verwondering
  3. Loyiso – Love Complete
  4. Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled
  5. Retief Burger – Luidkeels Dieper

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

  1. Hlengiwe Mhlaba – Abba Baba
  2. Rebecca – Live in Concert
  3. Thulile Mbili – My Home-Heaven
  4. Spirit Of Praise Vol.4
  5. Winnie Mashaba – Bophelo Ke Leeto

Best Rock Album

  1. Arno Carstens – Atari Gala
  2. Desmond & The Tutus – MNUSIC
  3. Prime Circle – Evidence
  4. The Plastics – Pyramid
  5. Zebra & Giraffe – The Wisest Ones

Best Alternative Album

  1. Bittereinder – Die Dinkdansmasjien
  2. Fetish – Little Heart
  3. iScream & The Chocolate Stix – The Paradox
  4. Tailor – The Dark Horse
  5. Yoav – Blood Vine

Best Pop Album

  1. ChianoSky – Hungry
  2. Kurt Darren – In Jou Oë
  3. Lloyd Cele – No Limits
  4. Snotkop – Oppas
  5. Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Best Dance Album

  1. Black Coffee – Africa Rising
  2. DJ Pepsi – Royal House Collection Vol. 2
  3. DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota – Dinaledi
  4. Oskido – I Believe
  5. Pascal & Pearce – Passport 2.0

Best Rap Album

  1. Khuli Chana- Lost in Time
  2. Last Days Fam – Eternal Effect
  3. PRO – Continua
  4. ProVerb – Fourthwrite
  5. Reason – Audio3D

Best R&B/ Soul/ Reggae Album

  1. Kabomo – Memory Remains
  2. Khaya – For You
  3. Lulu Dikana – This is the Life
  4. The Muffinz – Have you Heard?
  5. Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite

Best Maskandi Album

  1. Ichwane Lebhaca – Inkunzi Yomthakathi
  2. Imithente – Vuka Mathambo
  3. Ntombethongo – Thokozile
  4. Phuzekhemisi – Bayede Zulu
  5. Zero Khumalo – O Sugar Daddy

Beste KontemporÊre Musiek Album

  1. Bobby van Jaarsveld – Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
  2. Jay & Liane – Bonnie En Clyde
  3. Juanita du Plessis – Jy Voltooi My
  4. Romanz – Hou Vas
  5. Theuns Jordaan – Roeper

Best Kwaito Album

  1. Bhar – Morning Bang
  2. Kabelo – Immortal Vol. 2
  3. L’Vovo Derrango – The Headmaster
  4. Professor – The Orientation
  5. Teddybears – Teddybears

Best Collaboration

  1. Lloyd Cele Feat. Fresh, Euphonik, & Slikour – Louder!
  2. Riot Feat. Zahara – Thetha Nami
  3. Shabalala Rhythm Feat. Oliver Mtukudzi and DJ Tira – Please Call Me
  4. V. Underground Feat. Mishka – Gelo Wandi
  5. Zahara Feat. Leroy Bell & Soweto Gospel Choir – Hold On (Bambelela)

Best Live DVD

  1. Black Coffee – Africa Rising
  2. Lira – The Captured Tour Concert Film
  3. The Parlotones – Dragonflies and Astronauts
  4. Huisgenoot Skouspel – Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012
  5. Zahara- THe Beginning LIVE

Best Music Video of the Year

  1. Benza – Jealousy by AKA
  2. Salomon Ligthelm - Hello Sweet World by Gangs Of Ballet
  3. Warwick Allan - Evidence by Prime Circle
  4. Jolyon Ellis – Attack Of The Hadedas by Spoonfeedas
  5. Claudio Pavan – Honey Spiders by The Parlotones

Best Producer

  1. Mike Beling – Strong by Blackbyrd
  2. Crighton Goodwill - Hungry by ChianoSky
  3. Theo Crous – Evidence by Prime Circle
  4. Theo Crous - Journey Through The Shadows by The Parlostones
  5. Jax Panik – Due Drop Deluxe by Toya Delazy

Best Engineer

  1. Christopher Tuck – Lucid Alive And Dreaming by Macstanley
  2. Mark Beling - Strong by Blackbyrd
  3. Crighton Goodwill - Hungry by ChianoSky
  4. Jake Odendaal – Night of Light Die Beste Van Joe Nieman by ChianoSky
  5. Marius Marais – Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012

Remix of the Year

  1. Zynne Sibika – Istokvel by DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota
  2. Chris Sen – 2012 Change The World by RJ Benjamin
  3. DJ Kent – Thinking About You Ft. Zonke – DJ Kent Remix by Theo Kgosinkwe
  4. Pascal & Pearce – Heart – Pascal & Pearce Remix by Toya Delazy
  5. ClassyMenace – Pump It On – ClassyMenace Remix by Toya Delazy

Album of the Year

  1. Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future
  2. Khuli Chana – Lost In Time
  3. Maleh – Step Child
  4. Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled
  5. The Muffinz – Have you Heard?

Duo or Group of the Year

  1. Blackbyrd – Strong
  2. Desmond & The Tutus – MNUSIC
  3. DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota – Dinaledi
  4. Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance
  5. The Muffinz – Have you Heard?

Female Artist of the Year

  1. ChianoSky- Strong
  2. Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future
  3. Lulu Dikana – This is the Life
  4. Maleh – Step Child
  5. Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

Male Artist of the Year

  1. Arno Carstens – Atari Gala
  2. Elvis Blue – Journey
  3. Khuli Chana – Lost In Time
  4. ProVerb – Fourthwrite
  5. Reason – Audio3D

Newcomer of the Year

  1. Bongeziwe Mabandla – Umlilo
  2. Khaya – For You
  3. Tailor – The Dark Horse
  4. The Muffinz – Have you Heard?
  5. Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

MTN SAMA Record of the Year

Fans can SMS up to a maximum of 10 times per mobile number, each vote counts and could make the crucial difference in who walks away with the MTN SAMA! Voting details to be announced at a later stage.

Tracks Artist
Wa Muhle B.O.P
Father To Be Black Motion
Walking Away ChianoSky
Stokvel DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota
I Deserve Donald
Lifeline Elvis Blue
Bosso HHP
Colour of You Kabomo
Move Khaya
Still Liquideep
Hero Lloyd Cele
Heavenly Sent MiCasa
Tsa Mandebele Oskido
Thetha Nami Riot
Kulungile Baba Sfiso Ncwane
Wake Up Teargas
Love Is In The Air Toya Delazy
Umthwalo Zahara
Feelings Zonke

Utalagu Maskandi Festival

Utalagu Maskandi Festival – “Maskandi is who we are, yithi laba”Sigiya ngeNgoma - Ngizwe Mchunu, uTalagu Music Festival Sigiya ngeNgoma - Ngizwe Mchunu, Khathide Tshatugodo Ngobe - uTalagu Music Festival

Izinsizwa zoTalagu ezishayela uhlelo ‘Sigiya ngeNgoma’ oKhozini FM
uNgizwe Mchunu noKhathide “Tshatha” Ngobe, bahlela indumezulu yomcimbi
ezohlanganisa bonke oMaskandi. UTalagu Maskandi Festival ihlelwe ukuba
ngo-April 13, 2013 eKing Zwelithini Stadium eMlazi, kusukela ngo9:00
ekuseni, iphele ngo8:00 kusihlwa.  Phakathi kwabaculi abazobe
beboshelwe kubalwa oShwi noMntekhala, Phuzekhemisi, Mfiliseni
Magubane, Ichwane leBhaca, Abafana bakaDladla, Abafana bakaMgqumeni,
Abafana baseMawosi, Thokozani Langa, Izintombi zikaMjaphani, AmaMbeje
Amahle, Khuzani, Imithente, Izingane zoMa, Dlubheke, Ali Mgube,
Zanefa, Madlanduna, iMfezi eMnyama, uBoneni, Mbuzeni, Bonakele,
Osaziwayo, uMjikijelwa,  nabanye.

“Sikhathele ongqeqe bamaqili abafika bazonyonka ngoba bebona ukuthi
kubanjwe isibhuklabhukla sethendele, bebe bengasazi nokuthi sivunule
ngazinsiba zini inqobo nje makwehla ngomphimbo,” kuchaza uNgizwe.
Bachaze nokuthi uKhozi FM neSABC yonkana babambe iqhaza elikhulu
ekutheni lomculo ube nodumo kangaka iNingizimu Afrika yonke. Inhloso
yabo ke wukuqhubeka lapho, bakhulise abaculi bakaMaskandi ukuze
bangaxhashazwa, kodwa bahlonipheke endimeni yezomculo yonkana.
Bathi kunegebe elikhulu phakathi kwalaba baculi nabaculi be-jazz, hip
hop, rhythm and blues neminye. “Lokhu kwenziwa kokunye wukungazethembi
nokungazihlophi kwabo abaculi balo mculo wethu,” kuqhubeka uNgizwe.
Bathi kubaluleile ukuthi abaculi bakaMaskandi bakhule ebucikweni babo
bokudlala ngolimi, emculweni kaMaskandi nokuthi bahlonipheke ukuze
babe nesithunzi bakhokheleke ngendlela ebafanele.
Baningi abahleli bemicimbi abaqasha abaculi bakaMaskandi kodwa
bangabakhokheli imali elingana neyabaculi bezinye izinhlobo zomculo.
UNgizwe uthe: “Izizathu zalokhu ziningi kodwa esikhulu kunezinye
wukubukeleka phansi kwabaculi bethu.”  Uthi kokunye abanye bagcina
bengakhokhelwanga ngoba abawazi amalungelo abo nanokuthi kusuke
kungasayinwe sivumelwano. Uthi kuwumsebenzi wabo benoKhathide
ukubakhulisa babadayise ngendlela ezoheha imisebenzi ezobathuthukisa
hhayi  ebabuyisela emuva. “Yingakho nje kulekhonsathi bazobe becula
bukhoma (live) ukukhombisa izinga eliphezulu lomculo okulona,” kusho
uNgizwe. Isikhathi esiningi laba baculi abaculi bukhoma okwenza
bakhokheleke kancane futhi bangaculi ngokusezingeni eliphezulu.
Utalagu selubuya naphesheya kwezilwandle ngenxa yeqhaza abalidlalayo
ekuzigqajeni ngoMaskandi. “Sifuna kona ke ukusebenzisa amathuba
anjengalawa ukukhulisa abaculi bakithi, sibathathe bayogiya le
phesheya kwezilwandle,” kusho uKhathide. Benze isibonelo nangendlela
abagqoka ngayo bethi kubalulekile ukuzinaka ugqoke kahle ubukeke ukuze
abantu bakuthembe. “ Nawe uyazibonela nje amaqhathanzipho ezinsizwa
zoTalagu angahlalwa luthuli. Siyimiphuphe impela kodwa esezintweni.
Uma ufuna ukusazi wobuza u-Obama,” kuncokola uNgizwe.
Amathikithi azotholakala eComputicket kusukela ngolwesiHlanu (March
15). Aqala ku R70, uR100 emnyango bese kuba wuR250 iVIP. Smsa uthi
“Utalagu” ku 32238 uzibeke ethubeni lokuwina imoto yohlobo
oluphambili. Nabathenga amathikithi basethubeni lokuwina!

“Maskandi is who we are, yithi laba”

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Mchunu 082 598 3490.

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Isilomo soKhozi FM siphawula ngomshado – uKhathide Tshatha Ngobe

UTSHATHUGODO Khathide Ngobe - Umsakazi womculo ka Maskandi kuKhozi fm

UTSHATHUGODO uthi ayikho indaba yokuthi usekipite eflethini nesipatsha esibomvu kodwa ubuyele kubo eLindelani, eNyakatho yeTheku. Isithombe:SANDILE MAKHOBA

UMSAKAZI odumile woKhozi FM wohlelo lomculo kaMaskandi uTalagu uKhathide Tshatha Ngobe usephawule okokuqala ngezinkinga ezigubezele umshado wakhe.

Izolo lo msakazi utshele Isolezwe ukuthi kumphatha kabi ukufunda izindaba zomshado wakhe emaphephandabeni. Uthe unabo ubufakazi bokuthi umkakhe ubemgangela waze wakhulelwa.

Udaba loqhekeko emshadweni kaTshatha luqale ukuphuma ngeSonto eledlule kwiSolezwe ngeSontokanti izolo kuvele ukuthi unkosikazi usolwa ngokuba neshende eligcine limkhulelisile wakhipha isisu.

UTshatha izolo uthe unobufakazi bokuthi umkakhe wasikhipha isisu.

UNkk Nontobeko Ngobe uMaKhuzwayo, uthe njengoba uTshatha ethi unobufakazi bokuthi wakhipha isisu futhi uneshende ngeke aphawule lutho kodwa makabukhiphe lobo bufakazi. Uqede lapho wavalelisa ocingweni. Ngesikhathi evakashelwe yiphephandaba kubo eLindelani, uTshatha ukuphikile ukuthi usehlala efulethini nentombi esho ukuthi usebuyele kubo.

UNkk Nontobeko Ngobe umaKhuzwayo

UNkk Nontobeko Ngobe umaKhuzwayo oshade nomsakazi woKhozi uTshatha uthi umyeni wakhe kumele akhiphe ubufakazi bokuthi ubeganga futhi uze wakhuleliswa yishende. Isithombe: Facebook

Ebuzwa ukuthi ngabe yini emsuse lapho bebehlala khona nomkakhe eMorningside Village, eThekwini, uthe ngeke aphawule ngalolu daba ngoba uselubeke ezandleni zomndeni wakhe.

“Kuyangimangaza ukuthi ngifunde iphephandaba elithi bengihamba nezintombi emcimbini ngibe ngangihamba nozakwethu engisebenza nabo. Umkhwekazi ukhuluma izinto ebezikhulunywe ngumthombo ngeSonto elidlule manje kuyangicacela ukuthi nguye umthombo. Angikhumbuli nakancane engikhuza,” kusho uTshatha.

Uthe hleze umkhwekazi udidwa yizintombi lezi asebenza nazo oSthandwa Nzuza, o-Zim Dollar noNongcebo McKenzie asuke ehamba nabo.

“Angithandi ukukhuluma ngezindaba zomshado wami emaphephandabeni. Lolu daba seluphethwe wumndeni wami, mina ngeke ngisho lutho yize lungiphatha kabi. Engingakusho njengamanje wukuthi uJehova owazi konke ngami,” kusho uTshatha.

Ngesikhathi uTshatha ekhuluma nezintatheli omakhelwane bakhe bebedlula bembingelela abanye bemcela ukuthi abahlekele uhleko lwakhe lwasemsakazweni.

UKhathide Tshatha Ngobe ushade noMaKhuzwayo ngo-2011 eBandla Hotel and Conference Centre, eBallito, kanti kwakutoyitoya izintombi nto ngaphandle kwehhotela ngelanga lo mshado.

source: Isolezwe

7th Annual SATMA awards held on the 27th October 2012 in East London, Eastern Cape – Winners

The Satma awards are an annual traditional music ceremony whose mission is to bring together various African ethnic and racial groups through the celebration of South Africa’s diverse musical heritage as a way to combat tribalism and all the other divisive elements in society.

It aims to unearth and develop trational musicians by providing them with a platform that recognises, honours, awards and showcases their God given talents.

Here are all the winners of the 2012 South African Traditional Music Awards

Best Maskandi: Ithwasa Langempela

Best Isicathamiya Album: Junior Mambazo

Best Mbaqanga Album: Mdabu Ngqulunga

Best Song of the year: Amagez’ Amahle

Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Print Media): Charles Khuzwayo 

Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Electronic Media): Sphamandla Goge

Best Video: Kheola Bana Ba Lepoqo

Best Male: Thokozani Langa

Best Female: Uboneni

Best TshiVenda: David Mbi

Best IsiNdebele: Saaiplaas Boys

Best SeTswana: Poko Ya Pina

Best Xitsonga: Dr. Thomas Chauke na Shinyori Sisters

Best Indian: Kevin Akaloo

Best IsiXhosa: Ntombethongo

Best Sesotho: Poka Moloi

Best Sepedi: Majoy

Best Boeremusiek: Klipwerf Orkes

Best Community Radio  DJ: Mzothule Shembe

Best Praise Singer: Sbo Da Poet

Best Indigenous comedian: Sifiso Nene

Best Traditional DJ: Saba Mbixane

Best Newcomer artist: Tonardo

Best Traditional Dance group: Ngwao Ya Tshona

Best Traditional music radio program: Lavutha Ibhayi

Best Afro Soul: The soil 

Best Vernecular Hip Hop: Mohlolo

Best Traditional Arts and Culture Department: Northwest Province

Best African Jazz: Quincy K

Best Reggae: Nathi B

SATMA Awards 2012 results: Saba Mbixane wins again

Saba Mbixane of Lavuth’ibhayi + Siwel’uThukela (in the middle) with Ngizwe Mchunu & Tshathugodo Ngobe (Utalagu) of Sigiya Ngengoma

Saba Mbixane of Umhlobo Wenene FM surprised many people (especially uKhozi FM listeners) on Saturday when he won two highly coveted awards for the second time in a row at the 7th Annual SATMA Awards in East London, beating more than 10 other nominees.

Most people expected uKhozi FM’s Utalagu (two popular traditional music Djs – Tshathugodo Ngobe and Ngizwe Mchunu) to win the Best Traditional Dj award because of the high listenership of their station. Their show, Sigiya Ngengoma, was also expected to win the Best Traditional music radio program award. However, Mbixane took both awards.

Tornado Ntenteni of Amawele kaMamTshawe won the Best Newcomer award.

UKhozi FM’s listenership soared significantly  this year, reaching a staggering 7.3 million. Umhlobo Wenene FM on the other hand has a listenership of about 5 million, according to their website.

Detailed results will be published later on.

Zanefa Ngidi Urban Zulu Narrator

Zanefa Ngidi - Urban Zulu Maskandi Narrator

Zanefa Ngidi – Urban Zulu Narrator

Amid the noise of banging chairs and soccer cheers, Percy Mabandu talks to a maskandi star about social media and girls.

Weekend afternoon get-togethers at any Joburg eatery with a TV set are a potential flop – especially when you have an interview with a rising maskandi crooner and Manchester United insists on giving Wigan Athletic their biggest thrashing of the season.

It came down to 4-0, if you care. Now add that the man I’m meeting, Zanefa Ngidi (26), like many talented lucky strikers from KwaZulu-Natal, pronounces “L” where there’s actually an “R”.

This makes it even harder to comprehend what he says. It’s a speech trick the Zulus share with the Chinese. Think here of “flied lice” as opposed to “fried rice”.

Zanefa Ngidi has just released his second album, Ebusweni Bencwadi.

His star has been on the rise ever since producers like Phathaphatha Ngcobo and Tshepo Nzimande of Zuz’muzi Music took notice of his demo tape.

Ngidi’s big-break CD, Umona, was released in 2010.

The project got him a nomination for Best Maskandi Album of the Year at last year’s SA Traditional Music Awards.

His music made it to the number-one spot on Ukhozi FM’s top 20.

The resultant fame and its related treats have had their effect on his music.

It’s to be expected, in true maskandi tradition, the musician must reflect the world as he sees it.

So, Ebusweni Bencwadi, which is “on Facebook” in Zulu, carries songs about his new-found luck with girls and the social network’s useful discreetness.

“You see,” he says, “I meet girls all the time and they want to shoot pictures with me.

Others often ask for my numbers.

This can be a problem if you have a family. So I just say ‘no, we’ll talk on Facebook.’”

One of the songs, Ebhulukhweni, chronicles Ngidi’s philandering tales.

He battles the din of banging chairs and howling fans to sing a few lines from the song.

“Angi babizi abomabebeza yibona abeza kimi … iintombi zingkhumul’ibhulukhwe mina … Ayokhala majita khona …”

We crack up as he explains what it means. “I’m saying I don’t call these girls.

They come after me and they take off my pants themselves,” he says.

As soon as the noise ebbs as Manchester United scores yet another goal, we move on to more serious chatter.

However, he asks that we don’t talk about his family.

“I’m the musician, not my children.”

Ngidi only shares that he is a father to five boys. The eldest lives with him in Meadowlands, Soweto.

Ngidi was born in Embizeni, ­KwaMaphumulo in KwaZulu-Natal.

At 15, he left his father’s homestead for Durban’s city lights with the hope of doing better.

Obviously giving up on education because, as he puts it, “life was hard at home”.

In his late teens, Ngidi earned R80 a week selling toys for Indian merchants in the taxi ranks of Durban.

He persevered through doing various piece jobs with construction companies across the city.

As things got better, he lodged at the YMCA and joined Vikiyeza Brothers, a small-time maskandi group.

The creative flame getting brighter, he followed the grand migration to Joburg.

Ngidi moved into a flat downtown and bought himself a guitar.

He taught himself to play songs he was hearing in his head.

The budding maskanda used to dream about his musical hero, the late Bhekumuzi Luthuli, who would “urge me to sing”.

It was a bitter victory when Ngidi released his first album and Luthuli shook his mortal coil the same week.

So Zuz’muzi Music recalled Ngidi’s debut album from shops so he could include the now-famous tribute track, Umso Kamolo. 

source: http://www.citypress.co.za

Ichwane LeBhaca sings for Msholozi

Ichwane LeBhaca aka Zelule Mtshali

Ichwane LeBhaca sings for Zuma

POPULAR MASKANDI musician, Ichwane Lebhaca has joined political fray by releasing a song drumming support for President Jacob Zuma’s second term at the helm of the ANC.

Born Zelule Mtshali, in Ixopo, south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Ichwane Lebhaca’s latest album, Inkunzi Yomthakathi released in August, is certainly going to set tongues wagging.

One of the tracks, titled Umsholozi, the song praises Zuma as “innocent leader acquitted by courts” and deserves a second chance in Mangaung.

“Today Msholozi is a president because he was acquitted in all charges against him, the lyrics of the song says.

“If I remember correctly, those that were persecuting him, pressing rape and corruption charges against him were humbled because the courts acquitted him. Cases were thrown out of courts. He is innocent. He is a good leader with integrity and deserves a second chance. As communists, we will meet Mangaung.”

Mtshali says in the song, he is exercising his democratic right to freedom of expression.

“I am an artist and a poet and have a right to express my opinion on matters and issues that are happening in the country. I am of the view that Msholozi deserves a second chance as the president of the ANC and the country.”

On another track, Irhubo Lkwabhaca, a 44-year-old musician heap praises to Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini, though he resides under Prince Melizwe Dlamini of Nhlangwini Traditional Council.

Prince Dlamini is one of the chiefs who applied to the Commission on Traditional Leadership Disputes and claims to be accorded the same status and powers as Zwelithini. The commission has not yet made its ruling.

“I don’t have anything against Dlamini. But we have one king.”

Ichwane burst onto the music scene in 2008 when he won the Nedbank talent search competition. In 2009, he released his first album “Ubuyile Umaqondana”. The album sold 15,000 copies and was nominated on four categories in the South African Traditional Music Awards, but won none.

source: http://www.sowetanlive.co.za