Local wins SA Hip Hop Awards

2015-04-30 14:32
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Brian Khoza with his ‘king of hip-hop’ award.

PHOTO: nqobile mtolo Brian Khoza with his ‘king of hip-hop’ award.

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HIP-HOP artist, writer and event organiser Brian Khoza, known in the entertainment industry as BriandotKhoza, is ecstatic to have won at the 2014 South African Hip Hop Awards.

The South African Hip Hop Awards were held in December, but Khoza was only able to get his award recently. He had previously been nominated twice, but always left empty handed, but his third nomination last year ended on a positive not as he won the King of Hip-hop award.

“Honestly, I did not expect to win. However, I am humbled by the achievement. Last year when I was nominated for the third time I had done a lot to promote hip-hop in Pietermaritzburg­. This award is for the people who do a lot of work to promote hip-hop behind the scenes. To qualify, the judges looked at my portfolio and what I have achieved thus far.

“From publishing books, staging hip-hop and rap events, conducting public speaking at schools to releasing my hip-hop albums, what I do is all related to the hip-hop music industry.”

Khoza said it would be delightful to win again this year.

“Winning the award means that all my formulas are working towards putting the city of Pietermaritzburg on the map without relocating to big cities.”

Being successful has its own dilemmas because winning the hip-hop award created a lot of haters.

“There has been a lot of hatred on social media as some people have never heard of me before. Other people request to be my friend on Facebook, but once I have accepted their request they send me hate messages. At times I laugh it off, but truly speaking, haters are a symbol that you are doing something great with your life. I just love the journey,” said Khoza

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