- Papa Penny says that SA music awards are rigged
- He created a new genre of music last year called heavy gum
- Papa Penny believes that they had the Samas winners before they even released the nomination candidates
South African award shows have been criticised by Musician Papa Penny. He claims that they are guided by "tribalism" and full of "apartheid."
Papa Penny’s life is one of those rags to riches story, fit for Hollywood. Also known as Giyani Kulani Kobane, was working as a janitor and on the verge of being homeless when a miracle happened and he was offered a record deal.
Papa Penny’s spectacular rise to fame made him a multi-platinum selling artist. His fans were filling up stadiums across South Africa.
Briefly.co.za learnt that he created a new genre of music last year, Papa Penny called it heavy gum. He explained to TshisaLIVE that this new genre was a form of hip-hop.
"The genre of the song is heavy gum because before it (my sound) used to be bubblegum. I decided to call it heavy gum to symbolise a gum that remains sweet forever," he told TshisaLIVE.
Papa Penny had had enough of being labelled the “Shangaan Disco King”. It was time for him to be known by more than just the language he speaks.
Speaking to Sunday Sun, Papa Penny said he did not enter the Samas for the simple reason he was tired of “being left out”.
"My genre, pop and disco, is not in the categories, but I'm not interested in the Samas anymore. I don't know who runs it, but those people are not for artists. They already have their winners as we speak."
TshiaLIVE contacted Papa Penny to speak about the award’s shows, and his reply was that he was tired of speaking about it.
Papa Penny we see you are tired and hope you are rejuvenated when it comes to your TV show.
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