- South African celebrities have shared their thoughts on the protests which took place in Durban on Wednesday morning
- Local artists and promoters took to the streets to demand that Cyril Ramaphosa open up the country so they can work
- Celebrities from across the country have shared their thoughts on the protest, which trended on social media
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SA celebs have reacted to the ongoing protest of Durban artists demanding for lockdown regulations to be eased. A group of artists set up a stage on the N3 freeway in Durban in protest of the current lockdown regulations.
The artists, including popular musicians such as DJ Tira, Dladla Mshunqisi and DJ Chynaman, hosted a mini concert on the national highway which has caused a huge traffic backlog in the vicinity of the EB Cloete Interchange.
As the country has now moved to Level 2 of the national Covid-19 lockdown, nightclubs remain closed while pubs and bars have opened under strict regulations.
Celebrities across the country have reacted to the protest under the hashtag #VulaPresident.
"Yes it’s entertainment for you but to artists it’s their livelihood. #VulaPresident"
Zakes Bantwini said:
"#vulapresident S/O to KZN artists. Gauteng, North west, Mpumalanga, EC, WC, NC, Free State, Limpopo artists what are you guys doing?"
DJ Tira said:
"Where are you my friend @CyrilRamaphosa #VulaPresident we are dying of hunger."
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that 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.
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."
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