Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Benjamin Dube

Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Benjamin Dube


Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Benjamin Dube

The South African Music Awards has announced it’ll be honouring Bishop Benjamin Dube and Dan Tshanda (posthumous) with lifetime achievement awards.

Known as a music ministerial visionary, the anointed singer, songwriter and producer Bishop Benjamin Dube may be a gospel legend. The Johannesburg born veteran began his ministry in 1986 with the crossover hit Holy Ghost selling over 25 000 units.

His first live album I desire happening was a platinum seller and he boasts a following across the borders of the African continent, USA, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Australia, Japan and therefore the UK.

The late Tshanda dominated the 1980s bubblegum pop scene together with his production prowess.
The music giant from Soweto rose to national stardom together with his group Splash following the discharge of their 1986 classic album Peacock.

His impressive run on the music charts was guaranteed by albums like “Snake” and “Tshokotshoko”.

The 1990s saw him extend his reign with powerful releases like “Eye for an Eye”, “Khoma Khoma” and “Why”.

By the top of the last decade he opened his own company called Dalom Music Distributors and he entered the 2000s with a string of best selling albums like Ndivhuwo and Sethopha.

Tshanda features a strong following in countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Nigeria.

His music has crossed the seas to territories in North America, Europe and Australia.

Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Benjamin Dube
It was under his tutelage that artists and groups like the late Patricia Majalisa, Matshikos and Dalom Kids became stars.

This year’s International Achiever Award recipient is Ndlovu Youth Choir from Limpopo.

Their performances on the true talent search show “America’s Got Talent” took them to the ultimate round and captured the hearts and minds of viewers around the world.

They have been signed by Sony Music in partnership with Syco Entertainment, headed by British entertainment mogul Simon Cowell.

Their debut album was released in November 2019 and delivers their signature songs that took the choir from the village of Mouse to the heights and hearts of yank showbiz.

The voices of Ndlovu Youth Choir have emerged as proud ambassadors for a united South Africa.

Nhlanhla Sibisi, RiSA CEO shares: ‘It’s a double whammy as SAMA26 decorates the already colourful careers of those sons of the soil.

“This is that the highest honour from the SAMA and to possess artists of this calibre accept it’s a compliment to us and further proof that the SAMA remains the foremost coveted and prestigious music award ceremony within the country.

“We are particularly pleased that one among our recipients Bishop Benjamin Dube, is alive to ascertain the industry honour him.

“To Dan Tshanda’s family, this is often our contribution to his memory and a celebration of his legacy that we wish brings you comfort.

“We also beam proudly for the success of Ndlovu Youth Choir and therefore the exemplary spirit that shows to all or any African youths that everything is feasible.

“They deserve the honour of International Achievement Award. A hearty congratulations to our recipients.