Kwaito Legend Zola 7 Slated for Lifetime Achievement Award

Kwaito discography genuis Zola 7 will receive his first Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards (MKHMA) in Sun City.

November 26, 2022 is set as the Award date to decorate South African kwaito and house musicians as well as award leaders in various categories.

Perfecta Malinga, CEO of MKHMA, said in an interview, Zola needs to be honoured.

“We decided to honour him while he is still alive, to give him the lifetime achievement award and tell him that we love him and respect what he’s done, not just for the music industry but for SA,” Malinga said.

The awards celebrate it’s seventh year, under the theme “Hola 7, Ziwu 7”.

“We relate to Zola 7, we all know that the only kwaito legend in regards to 7 is him and we are celebrating 7 years this year. It’s all about love … we are a non-profit organisation but we don’t want to honour him with just the trophy that we plan to give him, we’re still knocking on doors to see how much more we can give him.”

Two new categories that focus on gqom and amapiano sounds have been introduced this year.

“We have so many surprises. One of the notable changes for 2022 is that we have added two new categories that will be honouring upcoming producers and radio personalities for the hard work they’ve put in within the music industry and making sure kwaito continues to live on.

“The Best Amapantsula/Isibujwa Dance Group category had to be brought back, because what is kwaito without our dancers?”


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