‘Give Mon­ada song of the year’

Mon­ada’s num­ber is in run­ning for song of the year

Sunday World - - Front Page - By Ng­wako Malatji and Amos Mananyetso

King Mon­ada’s block­buster song Mal­wedhe has re­ceived a ma­jor boost from the or­gan­iser of the SABC Sum­mer Song of Year Award, Owen Ndlovu.

Ndlovu has rooted for Mon­ada’s stel­lar cut to win this year’s com­pe­ti­tion.

And for those who are plan­ning to cross over into the New Year while en­joy­ing a live per­for­mance from this hugely pop­u­lar Tza­neen, Lim­popobased artist, we have bad news for you.

Mon­ada’s man­ager Al­bert Mak­wela has made it clear that the Kh­elobedu mu­sic king’s di­ary has been cleared on De­cem­ber 31 and Jan­uary 1, to let “every­body rest with their fam­i­lies”.

Mak­wela said the artist was booked for ev­ery day of De­cem­ber with per­for­mances in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try.

“We have also been get­ting a lot of en­quiries from many African coun­tries and one in the UK. We are look­ing at ways to take some of those with­out up­set­ting our lo­cal fans. You don’t want a sit­u­a­tion where lo­cal fans start think­ing you are now un­der­min­ing them yet they are the ones who made the song suc­cess­ful in the first place,” he said.

About the SABC Song of the Year, Mak­wela said fans have al­ready de­cided. “What’s left is just pro­cesses.”

Speak­ing to Sun­day World yes­ter­day, Ndlovu said King Mon­ada’s ditty, which has taken the mu­sic in­dus­try by storm and broke the in­ter­net, would win the com­pe­ti­tion as there ap­pears to be no tune that matches its pop­u­lar­ity and ap­peal.

“This is my per­sonal opin­ion. I’m not speak­ing as the or­gan­iser of the com­pe­ti­tion. Truth be told, I be­lieve that Mon­ada’s song ap­pears to be the best song and the favourite to win the com­pe­ti­tion. Yes, we have Vusi Nova’s song As’phele­langa which is very good but King Mon­ada’s one is some­thing else,” said Ndlovu.

Ndlovu­said Mal­wedhe would only be able to com­pete in the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion if it was voted in the top 10 of any of the SABC’s ra­dio sta­tions.

“In the pre­vi­ous years, we have been ask­ing the pub­lic to vote for the top 10 songs for all the ra­dio sta­tions. This year we have given the ra­dio sta­tions the free­dom to se­lect their own top 10 songs,” he said.

Ndlovu said the vot­ing process will start on Novem­ber 15 and all ra­dio sta­tions are ex­pected to have com­pleted their top 10 songs by the cut-off date.

He said vot­ing will end on De­cem­ber 30 and the count­ing will start on De­cem­ber 31.

“The win­ner of the Sum­mer Song of the Year Award will be an­nounced on the New Year’s Eve bash billed for Sa­sol­burg in the Vaal. The win­ner will walk away with R150 000 and a car and those who win the num­ber one spot on the top 10 songs se­lected by the ra­dio sta­tion will take home R10 000 each,” he said.

I be­lieve Mon­ada’s song to be the best and favourite to win the com­pe­ti­tion

King Mon­ada’s song Mal­wedhe has taken the mu­sic in­dus­try by storm.

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