Kelly Khumalo demands SAMAs nomination withdrawal while Makhadzi cries for one
While some artists are crying out for inclusion, accusing the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) of being biased, musician Kelly Khumalo has done the exact opposite and demanded her work be removed from the SAMA nomination list.
Kelly Khumalo who has been nominated in the Best Afropop Album for her Voice of Africa offering tweeted that she wanted nothing to do with the awards and clearly did not appreciate the nomination.
“Dear @TheSAMAs I humbly ask that you remove my work out of whatever category you might have nominated me for. As much as I respect what you do, I also ask that you respect my hard work and effort. #TheVoiceOfAfrica,” she said.
She added, “How dare they insult my hard work like that?”
Meanwhile in the other part of the country musician Makhadzi has cried foul for not being nominated in the SAMAs and this has caused outrage from South Africans.
The Matorokisi hit maker posted on twitter revealing she submitted her work but did not get any recognition.
“I did submitted SAMAs nomination forms but unfortunately maybe I didn’t meet their requirements,’ read her tweet with crying emojis.
A lot of people were angered at this considering Makhadzi had a fantastic year filled with electric performances and music that got everyone in a groovy mood.
Responding to Makhadzi rapper Cassper Nyovest said, “@MakhadziSA don’t worry. They don’t mean anything anymore. Keep your head up and keep making history. We love you.”
The SAMAs have since lost their sparkle as they have been accused of tribalism and corruption on various occasions. Last year the awards were called out for snubbing Master KG’s hit song Jerusalema which later became a global hit during the Covid-19 pandemic.