Maskandi is offended and belittled by his fans and does not give it any importance
Legendary house musician Professor, real name Mkhonzeni Langa has come under attack after expressing his anger at Ukhozi FM’s Song Of The Year which was awarded to Khuzani for his hit song Ijele scooped a powerful 957 950 Votes.
When the favored station Ukhozi announced their top 10, many were rooting for rapper Big Zulu to win the title for Song Of The Year, as he’s hit single Imali Eningi has broken records and has also amassed quite 5.3 million views on YouTube. As a song that was played on many radio stations for people like Professor, the win was definitely his.
As the clock moved steadily towards midnight, the highest three was announced and it had been non aside from Big Zulu who took the amount three spots. It then became pretty obvious that the 2 biggest songs within the country consistent with Ukhozi FM and their 7.7 million listeners were Maskandi songs performed by Khuzani and Indlabeyiphika.
Like every other year, the Ukhozi FM Song Of The Year which is set by listeners altogether radio stations causes a stir on social media, and conversations around tribalism occur. Yearly, the station gets lambasted by many of us for less than showing support to KZN artists.
In a video, Professor said the station presenters Tshatha Ngobe, Sipho “DJ Sgqemeza” Mbatha, and its listeners, especially Maskandi supporters were jealous of massive Zulu’s success. “You are all jealous, Big Zulu didn’t win Song Of The Year?” he says, as he proceeds to cuss the radio presenters. “A song that’s played nationwide and around the world didn’t win. You guys are all jealous.”
Realizing his mistake, Professor then took back his words and apologized to everyone he offended. He said he has no idea where his words came from and he doesn’t wish to repeat what he said.
Many artists were also rooting for giant Zulu to win as they believe it might mean tons for the sport. Cassper Nyovest said, “@BigZulu_ZN winning song of the year on Ukhozi FM would be such a dope moment for the culture.”
On other radio stations, Makhadzi won Song Of The Year for her hit single Murahu on various radio stations nationwide. She also made history by being the sole artist to require the title for 2 years during a row. Last year she won Song Of The Year for Haka Matorikisi.