Hip-Hop: Teargas in Africa’s top 5 BEST ACTS

2011-06-25 00:00

SOUTH African hip-hop trio Teargas are hoping to return from the United States clutching a coveted Black Entertainment Television Award after being nominated under the top five best international acts in Africa.

Commenting on their nomination Teargas, whose members are Ntokozo Mdluli, from Piet Retief in Mpumalanga, and brothers Ezee “Ma-E” and Bantu “Ntukza” Hanabe from Soweto, said: “We’re very humbled and honoured to have been recognised on an international level by our peers in the top five.

Teargas was ranked alongside 2Face Idibia and D’Banj both form Nigeria, D-Black from Ghana, Fally Ipupa from DR Congo and Angelique Kidjo from Benin.

Teargas see their music as a tool to fight socio-economic ills like crime, HIV/Aids and poverty.

The Black Entertainment Television Awards, which are being hosted by comedian Kevin Hart at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 26, will be screened locally on TopTV channel 190 at 8 pm on July 3.

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