Uncle Waffles’s nomination at BET Awards 2023 stirred lots of South Africans as she didn’t represent SA, rather she was nominated as a citizen of Swaziland.
The DJ who has been greatly supported by South Africans over the years was nominated alongside Burna Boy, Ayra Star, Stormzy, K.O, and a few others for the Best International Act category.
While K.O. represented SA, Waffles represented Swaziland. Seeing that the DJ’s country isn’t SA, it left many angry and talking.
“This Uncle waffles award story is exactly what it feels like when you’re a stepfather. You raise the little thing along with its mother, and when it’s all grown up and making it big, boom ” I want to be with my real father ” And give him all the credit for your work,” a tweep wrote.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time she’s been nominated for an award with the country Swaziland beside her name; guess some South Africans are just realizing.
See how the DJ gets trolled and labeled an opportunist below:
Without South Africa Uncle waffles is just a local DJ with a thong pic.twitter.com/PPECoZbqfx
— TWAR____SA® 🇿🇦 (@TwaRSA26) June 9, 2023
Uncle Waffles to South Africa: pic.twitter.com/BsBPcdhpGB
— Nelly (@Neliswa_Nelli) June 8, 2023
South African’s being mad Uncle Waffles is Swati 🇸🇿 is ending me!😅 so did they think Swati’s are without talent or what??? pic.twitter.com/RQZecCfF1p
— IG : nelo__khumalo (@MissKay_IAmHer) June 9, 2023
Uncle Waffles is flying Eswatini flag high. Net for die ding I am voting for KO.
— Owenson (@owensonO2) June 8, 2023
It really must be a lack of listening and reading comprehension from some South Africans, because Uncle Waffles has always said she’s Swati from Swaziland. Why is it suddenly a problem now? Why do y’all want her to erase her identity?
— Lulu⁷ Lilith Like Crazy💜 (@Lulu_Maps) June 9, 2023
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