In a heartening display of unity and recognition of talent, Makhadzi, known for her incredible contributions to the music scene, has secured multiple nominations at the upcoming Xitsonga Music Awards.
This announcement follows a moment of controversy during the awards launch when a question was raised about her eligibility for nominations due to her Venda heritage rather than Tsonga.
Papa Penny, a respected figure in the music industry, spoke out against any form of tribalism, stating, “People should stop tribalist,”
He echoed a sentiment that emphasizes the importance of celebrating talent regardless of ethnic background.
Makhadzi’s impressive nominations in multiple categories can be attributed to her captivating collaboration with Papa Penny on the song “Milandzu Bee” This collaboration has clearly struck a chord with audiences, earning them recognition in various award categories.
The Xitsonga Music Awards serve as a platform to celebrate and honor the diversity and creativity within the music industry. Makhadzi’s nominations are a testament to the power of music to transcend boundaries and bring people together, emphasizing that music is a universal language that knows no borders.
As we look forward to the awards ceremony, let us embrace the spirit of unity and inclusivity in music, remembering Papa Penny’s words: “It’s time to stop tribalism in the music industry and appreciate talent for what it truly is.”
makhadzi is nominated for Best female, best collaboration and other categories.