South African Singer Zakes Bantwini comes through with some refreshing words of wisdom away from all the chaos and drama the South African Music Awards created.
He referenced 2011 when he won no award despite having earned five nominations at the South African Music Awards.
“This was SAMA17 in 2011, I was the most nominated artist with five nominations but didn’t win even one that evening. So Love, Light and Music album which has songs like Clap your hands, Wasting my time, Nomathemba, Bum Bum and Juju amongst other songs wasn’t good enough for SAMA17.”
“I remember saying to myself it’s all good cause I never made this album for these awards and I’m not entitled to any of them….”
“So I used my fans to push me to do more music and I recorded my DVD in Soweto 2012 and gave you Upfront with Zakes Bantwini live album which had Karolina, 2013 went back to the studio and did My Music Bible which had Ghetto and She stole my heart. 2014 I joined Sony after my second graduation at Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) as Head of A&R and made a success of many artists albums such as iFani, AKA’s Levels album, KO’s Dust Republic album, Zonke, Ralf Gum, Kaylow to mention just a few.”