DJ Tira's SAMA win raises Mzansi eyebrows: "It's favouritism"

DJ Tira's SAMA win raises Mzansi eyebrows: "It's favouritism"

- Mzansi social media users were left unimpressed after DJ Tira took home the SAMA for Best Kwaito Album

- The Durban-based music producer is known as a house or gqom musician and not kwaito as the category suggested

- Many were angered by the fact that his much less popular album beat the likes of Maphorisa and Prince Kaybee

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The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are once again under scrutiny as many feel that DJ Tira did not deserve his win.

The gqom music producer was nominated and won in the Best Kwaito Album category.

It seems many were confused by how he ended up in that category and how he could win against the likes of DJ Maphorisa, Kabza Da Small and Prince Kaybee.

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Many have accused DJ Tira of accepting an award he did not deserve. Image: @djtira
Source: Instagram

There are already rumours swirling about the dodgy nature of this year's awards, especially after Master KG's hit song Jerusalema was snubbed. To make things worse, another popular Limpopo star, Makhadzi, was also not nominated.

Many social media users have felt strongly that the SAMAs favour certain people and provinces. DJ Tira's recent win seems to have convinced many that there are brown envelope tendencies at play. Twitter user KatMokgopa_14 said:

"So DJ Tira won over Scorpion Kings Kabza & Maphorisa #SAMA26 Daylight robbery"

KXengxe said:

"Didn't even know that DJ Tira released an album last year. Maar ke we move #SAMA26"

NtandoZAR said:

"How does Tira win on an album we have never heard? The #SAMA26 must account. They must prove to us why Tira won Best Kwaito. Even worse is winning against Maphorisa and Kabza."

bryanlabaz said:

"I am a huge, huge fan of DJ Tira but for him to win Best Kwaito (house, gqom, amapiano) Album ahead of two hot albums from the Scorpion Kings is daylight robbery. It's favouritism and unjust to the industry. I think even his family, friends and yena uMalume knows he doesn't deserve it."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that DJ Tira has put his name in the ring to be the next Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture. A fan suggested that the DJ had what it takes.

The muso also believes he can handle being the next Minister of Arts and Culture and responded by saying: "I'm ready."

Earlier this year, DJ Tira did his bit for society by giving out free electricity vouchers to fans. learned that he chose 10 random people and bought electricity for them.

Twitter was flooded by people posting their meter numbers and hoping to be one of the lucky 10 to receive a special Easter gift from DJ Tira.

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