The late multi-award winning Maskandi artist, Mtshengiseni “Indidane” Gcwensa, who always boasted about his objective to have 20 awards before 2016, has been achieved.

Gcwensa who died in July 2015, had 18 awards to his name, following his death he received two awards, one during the 10th annual SATMAs (Best Male Artist)  and the other recently during the  12th annual SATMA’s (Lasting Legacy), though the period lapsed by one year, the Indidane fans did prove their loyalty.

List of 2015 SATMA winners.

The multi-award winning artist was born in Msinga, northern KZN. At the peak of his career, a number of maskandi fans regarded him as the best maskandi artist. He was a founding member and leader of the award-winning maskandi group, Amageza Amahle, which was formed in 2004. The group’s song Viva ngeNdidane won the song of the year award during the 2013 SATMA awards.

Indidane released 25 albums, many of which reached gold status. He was the late Mgqumeni’s main rival in the maskandi genre and one of the best-sellers of maskandi music.

 

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