South African fans are all motivated by what DJ Tira will offer
South Africans are certainly a treat as they’re going to finally get a front-row experience of the inaugural KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment Awards (KZNEA) during a recorded broadcast on Saturday, 30 January 2021, on BET (DStv channel 129).
Staged at the Durban ICC on 15 December 2020, the first annual KZNEA was an evening to recollect not just for the winners but also for the limited number crowd attending as they witnessed electrifying performances from KZN’s biggest stars.
The awards, aimed toward honoring those that have flown the KZN flag high, saw winners in each category walking away with R100 000 in cash while the KZN’s Most Loved Award was amid an R500 000 cheque. Nomalanga “The Flame” Shozi was tasked with hosting duties on the black carpet whilst her industry peers, the flamboyant Somizi Mhlongo Motaung, and vivacious Pearl Thusi handled the most show.
Sharing the stage were Grammy Award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Nasty C, Zandie Khumalo, Sjava, Khuzani, DJ Tira, Nomcebo Zikode, Babes Wodumo, Big NUZ, L’vovo Derrango, and lots of others.
“We are excited that the remainder of the planet will finally watch persons who have put KZN on the international map being honored,” commented KZNEA chairman, Xolani Majozi.
Maskandi star Khuzani and Dj Sithelo won big at the awards. Dj Sithelo of Kotini records took the crown for best Dj and Newest Find while Khuzani won best Maskandi and KZN’s most loved walking away with R600 000.
The awards attracted negative energy recently after DJ Bongz and DJ Sox decided to tug out from the awards show, withdrawing their nominations. Hulisani said the awards are a waste of cash.
“Who’s paying? IF it’s government, this is often a spit within the face of dilapidated schools, kids who cross dangerous rivers & walk for km’s to urge to high school , students who can’t afford tuition. I’m all for celebrating those that had best, the arts, mara please, this is often a wasteful expenditure,” she commented.
We cannot wait for all the drama and entertainment!