Miss Pru on winning a SAMA award: 'I wasn’t expecting it at all'

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Since taking the music industry by storm with her debut single, Welele, Miss Pru - whose real name is Prudence Sebalo - has never looked back.

The DJ and producer, who has produced a number of hits including Ameni, Sondela and Isaga lami, recently won the Music Video of the Year award for her song Price to Pray at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) which aired this past Saturday.

Speaking to TRUELOVE, the DJ says that she was not expecting to win.

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“I’m really excited about the award and it’s just an amazing feeling. I wasn’t expecting it at all to a point where I wasn’t watching when they announced our name,” she said.

“We were nominated against so many amazing artists who shot really amazing music videos too so I really didn’t expect the win. It was such a surreal feeling when I found out that we won and I’m appreciative to our fans and supporters,” she added.

Miss Pru says that the award is validation that her and her team (Ambitiouz Entertainment) are on the right track.

“It means that the music we are making is for the people and not just music for us. I’m really appreciative that people are receiving the music positively and this just means that we’re on the right path and we are doing what we need to do to put out good music. This really makes me happy,” she says.

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Being known for working with upcoming music and producing hits, Miss Pru says that the secret to making hits is having a really good team.

“At Ambitiouz Entertainment they are able to scout new talent and with everyone that walks through the door," she says.

"I just know that it’s someone who can make magic and every time we get into studio they really do create magic. So it’s easy to explore our talents and it’s always fresh to work with someone people haven’t heard because it makes things a whole lot different and that’s what makes us evolve,” she explains.

On her plans for the rest of the year, the DJ promises really good music and more products from her Shea butter business which she started during the lockdown.

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