What’s the song of the year you might ask? Well, it’s Yanga Chief‘s hit banger, uTatakho, according to the South African Hip-Hop Awards (SAHHA).
But it almost didn’t happen.
The rapper shared on social media on Thursday that he “quit music completely” and that he was grateful to his fans for not allowing him to give up music. He also saluted them for pushing the hit song to Song Of The Year award-winning status.
“Last year I quit making music completely. My supporters refused to give up on me and so I decided to make one last smash, uTatakho. You guys took this song to the top and you took me with it. This is for us, this for King Dalindyebo. Queenstown we got one!.” he wrote.
Last year I quit making music completely. My supporters refused to give up on me and so I decided to make one last smash, uTatakho! You guys took this song to the top and you took me with it. This is for us, this for King Dalindyebo. Queenstown we got 1! ?#SAHHASONGOFTHEYEAR pic.twitter.com/xUXhaMmsbT
— #uTatakho (@ItsYangaChief) November 20, 2019
The eighth annual SAHHA took place on Wednesday night at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.
Other notable wins include YoungstaCPT’s 3T winning Album of the Year, Flame taking Best Freshman and Best Male, Ginger Trill for Lyricist of the Year, Nadia Nakai winning Best Female, Makwa winning Best Producer and Falko One receiving the honorary award.
Here are some of the reactions to Yanga’s win:
— Ofentse Mwase?️???? (@unclescrooch) November 21, 2019
Soo happy for you Mkhuluwa, you deserve all of this and more. Its a smash, chart topper and now Song of the year. ??? Ungadinwa!
— #SACRIFICES OUT NOW ?? (@Azzy_EC) November 20, 2019
What do you mean by “one last smash”?? I thought we are just getting started. Please don’t stop making music.
— Bertha Moteane (@hlathe) November 20, 2019
This song made look at King Dalindyebo as some kind of Hero man lol It really is my jam
— Samza (@samofficialle) November 21, 2019
— Sphetho Mazibuko ? (@GoldenSphex) November 20, 2019
@ItsYangaChief Congratulations, that song it’s Yonkinto! ♥️
— Aphiwe Tsholisi (@AphiweTsholisi) November 20, 2019
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