Obama’s gogo a highlight of the awards

US President Barack Obama’s gogo, Sarah Obama, received the Lifetime Achievement award and R100 000 donation.

T HE 10th annual South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (Satmas) were held in Zululand this year.

The awards were attended by traditional musicians, business people, politicians and music lovers from all corners of the world on Friday and Saturday at the University Of Zululand.

Late maskandi artist, Mtshengiseni Gcwensa, better known as Indidane, was honoured posthumously when he scooped two awards in the Best Male and Best Maskandi album categories.

His award-winning album was Itende Le micimbi.

Mtshengiseni’s sons, Zama and Sphelele, received the awards on behalf of their late dad.

“We would like to thank all those who voted for our father. It’s sad that he’s gone and can’t take these for himself,” they said.

The main attraction at this year’s awards was US President Barack Obama’s gogo, Dr Sarah Obama.

The Satmas and friends donated R100 000 to Sarah to help her school project at Kogelo Village in the west of Kenya.

She said: “I’m honoured and thankful for this special award and donation. It goes a long way.”

Osaziwayo won the Song of the Year category while Zakwe took home the award for Best Vernacular Hip Hop album.

Former president Thabo Mbeki’s father, Govan Mbeki, Professor Mazizi Kunene who popularised the isiZulu language in the UK, maskandi singer Mfiliseni Magubane and Ukhozi FM Isicathamiya presenter Thanda Ndlovu were among many others honoured at the Satmas.

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