By Blessing Mabunda
Giyani- Ahead of Mughana Lonene FM annual Xitsonga Music Awards (XMA15) which is set to take place at Giyani stadium on the 1st of December this year, the event attendance compared to the past years is likely to decline following the social trends for boycotting the event.
The listeners have questioned the identity of the station and its agenda for hosting the nature of the event when the radio station management is failing to make the event to benefit Xitsonga Musicians. Listeners have shown dissatisfaction in the line up photo posted by MLFM on its Facebook page. See here for more details [https://www.facebook.com/101089891954/posts/10156519997396955/]
Hlamulo Magnet Wa Afrika wrote– “N’wina va rhangeli va kona ani tshembi kuri mi tlharihe kahle. Miri I xitsonga music award mara ami support ti artist leti endlaku music walowo.
Music awahari na mali ku fana na khale. Mara n’wina maha va tshikelela. Se question ya mina hi leyi…. Loko vanhu lava vo tshika hiku amiva support, mita endla xitsonga music award mi endlela va professor lava mi sapotaku vona?”
Dats y Benny ati mingaha n’wu katsi ka thyaka ra n’wina. I thyaka hi mpela. Next year hi siku ra thyaka ra n’wina niya host festival ni rhamba ti artist ta xitsonga n yitava successful ku tlula thyaka ra n’wina.”
Meanwhile, some of the listeners are requesting to see the number of SMS sent voting for Rhythmic Elements. Rhandzu Mabunda MamaSwagwati wrote- “Ni kombela ku vona laha va yingiseri va nga votela Rhythmic Elements ku yi ta perform, va Mactrevor na va Suprise Bee na va Musa Msesho va ta duma kwini? Hi kombela mi kurisa rixaka mi tshika ku tshikela tinqambi ta Xitsonga pls”.
SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu wasn’t immediately reached for comment.
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