- Yanga Chief has reacted to his big win in this year's edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs)
- The Utatakho hitmaker took to Twitter to share his excitement after winning the Best Hip Hop Album award on Wednesday night
- The rapper beat other established rappers such as K.O, DJ Slique, YoungtaCPT and Big Zulu
While many Mzansi artists have taken to social media to bash this year's South African Music Awards (SAMAs), one Mzansi musician has absolutely no problem with the prestigious awards.
Yanga Chief has taken to social media to share his excitement after he scooped the Best Hip Hop Album award with his album titled Becoming a Pop Star on Wednesday night, 5 August.
The rapper's album consisted of the hit songs titled Utatakho and the Utatakho remix, which featured Boity, Riky Rick and Dee Koala. Yanga beat big names such as K.O, DJ Slique, Big Zulu and YoungstaCPT. The award-winning star said he is forever indebted to South African hip-hop. He tweeted:
"I just want to take this moment to let everyone know that I believe in GOD!! My story is too long to tweet, I’m forever indebted to SA HIP HOP. To the moon we go. Just became a POPSTAR!!! Baby! Thank You South Ah!! #BestHipHop #SAMA26."
Yanga's peers and fans have congratulated him for winning the award. Singer Naak MusiQ commented:
"I am so proud of you Faku... You have no idea. Congratulations my brother."
Soccer player Lennox Bacela also took to Yanga's comment section to congratulate the man of the moment. Bacela Tweeted:
In other news related to the awards, Briefly.co.za reported that K.O and Nandi Madida both walked away winners at the SAMAs. The people of Mzansi love both of these artists and we don’t even need to explain why.
While the coronavirus has made the SAMAs a little different this year, the hype was still the same, if not more. Fans wanted to see if their favourite artist would bring home the gold.
Both K.O and Nandi received standing ovations when they got their SAMA26 awards on Monday night during the first part of the five-part virtual awards.
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