ELANDSKOP award-winning poet Bongeka Mafahleni has been nominated in the Live Your Dream Youth Awards, which will be held on November 30 at Durban’s Playhouse Theatre.Known as “Mafahleni Wesizwe”, Mafahleni was for SA Best Poet.The aim of these awards is to uplift and honour young people who do amazing things in music, radio, television, dance, modelling and more.Speaking to Echo, Mafahleni said being part of any award event is a surprise and she is grateful to her fans for nominating her.“This nomination is so special to me because I did not even know i was nominated until I received a call from the organisers. The people of the city nominated me because they felt that I deserve to win this award. I am very grateful and honoured,” she said.Mafahleni said this shows that people recognise her work and talent as a poet. and feels that by this gesture, that people are starting to respect poetry.“It gives me great pleasure to see people nominating poets for awards. My wish now is to win this award and bring it to my city and my fans. This award will be my gift to them for supporting me and believing in my work.“I ask everyone to please vote for me so that we can win this award. Sophumelela Sofana [if we stand together, we’re all going to succeed].”To vote for Mafahleni SMS LYD501 TO 45633. SMS costs R1,50.