- Umcebo hitmaker, Sjava, was trending on social media on Thursday, 28 January
- The media personality was shown love by South Africans who appreciated his authentic roots
- This shout-out comes after a few Mzansi social media users criticized another local musician for speaking with an American accent
Sjava was trending on Thursday morning as social media users showed love to him for his authentically African content.
The muso raps and sings in his native isiZulu and many appreciate him for that. A social media user took to Twitter and posted:
"Artist like abo @Sjava_atm make music that connects to everyone. You can tell that they're truly #RootedInAfrica"
The post went viral on the platform as other tweeps agreed with him. Twitter user Molwedi_Rams said:
"He is good like that"
"Sjava tells a story in his music, and it very much relatable. Much respect"
The appreciation for entertainment rooted in Africa comes just one day after tweeps criticized local rapper A-Reece for speaking with an American accent. Mzansi rapper A-Reece recently had an interview with Slikour and fans were confused about his accent. It seems as though A-Reece has picked up an American accent and fans are beginning to ask why he speaks in this manner.
A Twitter user @Peakanythingjay posted a video of the interview and Mzansi social media users began to react to the video.
People in South Africa have different accents but some social media users are still floored at how A-Reece manages to have an American accent whilst living in Mzansi.
Briefly.co.za compiled a few reactions to the video from Twitter. Take a look at some of the reactions below:
"This is the first time I’m hearing this man talk and I don't know how I thought he sounded but it wasn’t like this."
"I couldn't even watch it for 10 seconds mayne dayme."
"SA rappers are colonised by the American accent."
"Does he speak like this or is he in some sort of character."
"This man got a collab with Billy Ray Cyrus that we don't know about."
In other news, A-Reece took to social media recently to share that he has bagged his first number 1 on Apple Music.
The star topped Apple Music's All Genres chart with his new song, The Five Year Plan. He features Wordz on the dope track.
The excited rapper took to Twitter on 23 January and shared a screenshot from the music streaming service.
He beat international superstars such as Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Tiesto, among others. The musician captioned his post:
“First time for everything”
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