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‘Nomvula’ star wins BIG!

The Eastern Cape born Nathi is on a roll despite the brouhaha on, who owns the rights to his hit 'Nomvula'.

‘Nomvula’ star wins BIG!

Nominated in 8 categories for the upcoming MetroFM awards in Durban on February 27, Nathi has been presented with a cheque of R150 000 and a vehicle, after his national anthem ‘Nomvula’ being voted as the SABC Summer Song of the Year in 2015.


Big rewards. Musician Nathi being congratulated by sponsors as the SABC Summer Song of the Year for 2015/16 winner.

Listeners had to choose their song from a list of 10 songs submitted from the SABC radio stations play listed songs for a voters roll.

To be the winning song, a hit had to have at least dominated 5 SABC radio stations and receive the most number of votes from all 19 SABC radio stations’ votes combined.

Since the public was invited to parttake voter/listener from Siyabuswa-KwaNdebele Mpumalanga, the 56 year old Jabulane Thomas Mabena also won a car courtesy of Kia.

“We congratulate Nathi for his victory and spectacular arrival onto our music scene and playlists across most stations. Mabena’s win is a symbolic reward to his loyalty to SABC radio. He represents the unique partnership between SABC Radio, the music industry and the diversity of listeners across the country – in both urban and rural communities equalized and the ability of radio to connect them all,” says Siphelele Sixaso, Head of Radio Marketing, SABC.

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