Lo­cal artistes tipped for SA awards

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

ELEVEN lo­cal acts have been nom­i­nated for the 4th an­nual Golden Bean Mu­sic Awards which will be held on 26 Novem­ber at the Sand Du Plessis Theatre in Bloem­fontein, South Africa. They were nom­i­nated in three out of 25 cat­e­gories and the top five in each cat­e­gory will be an­nounced today. Vot­ing will close on 24 Novem­ber. The awards are aimed at cel­e­brat­ing mu­si­cians born in the Free State prov­ince of South Africa ir­re­spec­tive of their present lo­ca­tion and were so-named be­cause of the geo­graph­i­cal shape of the Free State which re­sem­bles a bean.

Har­ris T was nom­i­nated in the Best Pro­moter Cat­e­gory while J Cob was nom­i­nated in the Best Hip Hop MC cat­e­gory. Sir Sch­aba, Agent K, Monyase DJ, Tshep­zadj, DJ Thi­zozo, Saxzo, Boxfr3sh, Smooth and Ms Ji­jjy were all nom­i­nated in the Best In­ter­na­tional Act Award which is re­served for Le­sotho acts.

To vote for any of the artistes, one has to SMS the word ‘ Bean’ to­gether with the cat­e­gory and name of the artiste to the South African SMS num­ber 31051.

Sir Sch­aba this week told the Week­ender that the nom­i­na­tion was tes­ti­mony of the im­pact he had made on the South African mar­ket.

“This is the first award I have been nom­i­nated for as far as the South African mu­sic scene is con­cerned and I am greatly hum­bled for it shows I have made an im­pact be­yond the Le­sotho bor­ders,” Sir Sch­aba said.

“I lived in Bloem­fontein from 1995 till 2011 and dur­ing that pe­riod I de­vel­oped my disc spin­ning ca­reer and I still play there some­times.”

Sir Sch­aba will also re­ceive an hon­orary award this week­end at the Fashion Meets Mu­sic Le­sotho event for his con­tri­bu­tion to the lo­cal mu­sic scene. He won the Best New­comer and Best Com­pi­la­tion awards at the 2014 Ultimate Mu­sic Awards.

HIP Hop artiste J Cob

SIR Sch­aba

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