Dumi dismisses social media negativity

By Drum Digital
17 November 2015

Award-winning gospel artist Dumi Mkokstad might have won the biggest gong of the night at the 8th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards recently, but not everyone is happy about his victory.

The talented singer won the Best Song of the Year award for his not-so-popular track, Safa Naye. After his biggest victory a lot of people on social networks claimed he didn’t deserve the win. Many people reckon that Thobekile Mkhwanazi should have won instead. However, Dumi stresses that his campaign was aggressive on social networks. “I agree that Thobekile’s song is big but what counts is votes, and without my fans I wouldn’t have won this,” he says.

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Dumi does, however, admit that Safa Naye is not as big as Thobekile’s hit Wonderful Day. “I am very hurt that people think I shouldn’t have won. They don’t know how much I sacrificed for this and my brand,” he says.

The singer further stressed that most celebrities don’t interact with their fans on a regular basis. “I am following about 40 000 people on Twitter, I am down to earth,” Dumi stresses.

The awards was held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Sunday.

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