Facts About The Downfall Of Mabala Noise Artists
Babes Wodumo was not the only one who went home with a long face after the 2017 SAMAs.
Both the music industry and the general public watched with keen interest to see if Mabala Noise will sweep the gongs at the Samas. Apparently, after the label’s top rap artist Nasty C made a clean sweep at the Metro FM Awards earlier this year, everyone became curious about the SAMAs.
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Nonetheless, their expectations were met with surprise when the record label failed to win big as before.
Nasty C who is signed to Mabala Noise was nominated for a record five categories and walked away with one award for Record of the Year for his hit single Hell Naw, ending his dominance of the local music industry.
Subsequently, the Best Rap Album went to Kwesta for his offering Dakar. The rapper also enjoyed having the highest airplay for his song Ngud.
Mabala Noise has been hogging the headlines a lot for all the wrong reasons. After EFF leader Julius Malema accused the label of money laundering and paying R5 million for new artists last year, there were rumours that it bought awards for its artists at the Metros. Though it denied the claim, after winning a slew of Metro FM awards, beating out popular artists like Babes Wodoumo and Kwaito singer Dr Malinga, Nasty C was expected to make a clean sweep again.
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However, it wasn’t as everyone thought it would be as the young rapper only managed to walk away with one award.
Meanwhile, rapper Kwesta swept four awards including the coveted Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year. Also, he kicked off the night on a high note, winning two highest airplay awards. His four awards made him the big winner of the night, leading the rest of the pack.