Mal­wedhe up for song of the year

Faint­ing song tops com­mit­tee’s list

Sunday World - - Sunday Report - By Ng­wako Malatji ng­[email protected]­day­

King Mon­ada’s na­tional an­them Mal­wedhe is lead­ing the SABC Sum­mer Song of the Year com­mit­tee’s top 10 list for the 2018 com­pe­ti­tion.

The ditty, which shot to pop­u­lar­ity when his fans posted their videos on so­cial me­dia sim­u­lat­ing faint­ing when they dance to it, was unan­i­mously voted to the top spot by the com­mit­tee this week.

Com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­iser Owen Ndlovu said the com­mit­tee had con­ducted re­search and came up with its top 10 pop­u­lar songs that should con­test for the an­nual com­pe­ti­tion.

“This year all the SABC ra­dio sta­tions are re­quired to sub­mit their top 10 songs to con­test in the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion,” Ndlovu said.

The songs se­lected by the SABC’s nine ra­dio sta­tions will com­pete with those com­piled by the com­mit­tee, he added.

Ac­cord­ing to the list that was re­leased on Thurs­day, Mal­wedhe, oth­er­wise known as Idibala, was fol­lowed by Prince Kay­bee’s Banomoya and Mlindo’s Ma­cala.

Afro-pop sen­sa­tion Vusi Nova’s lament As’phele­langa is perched at po­si­tion three, while DJ Naves & Sphectec­ula’s Bhampa and DJ Tira’s Happy Day are lan­guish­ing at po­si­tions four and five re­spec­tively.

Mon­ada’s man­ager and busi­ness part­ner Al­bert Mak­wela said they were ex­cited to have topped the com­mit­tee’s list.

“We are over­whelmed by this. We would like to thank King Mon­ada’s fans who have shown us love.

“We want to en­cour­age them to go and vote when the vot­ing lines open on De­cem­ber 1 so that the first prize can come to Lim­popo,” he said.

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