Multiple-Award winning artist, Khuli Chana, won an African Muzik Magazine Award (AFRIMMA) for Best Male Southern Africa last night. The award ceremony took place at the Eisemann Center in Dallas, Texas. This marks Chana’s first international award. He was present at the ceremony to accept his award and he also gave a stellar performance which was greatly received by all in attendance.
Khuli Chana’s Awards To Date:
Best Newcomer at the Channel O Music Video Awards in 2009
Best Song of The Year at the Hype Music Awards in 2009 (Tswakstikem off MotswakOriginator)
Best Vernacular Hip Hop Album at the SATMA in 2009 (MotswakOriginator)
Best Collaboration at the SA Hip Hop Awards in 2012 (Tswa Daar off Lost in Time)
Best Collaboration at the Metro FM Music Awards in 2013 (Tswa Daar off Lost in Time)
Album of the Year at the MTN SAMA in 2013 (Lost in Time)
Best Rap Album at the MTN SAMA in 2013 (Lost in Time)
Best Male Artist at the MTN SAMA in 2013 (Lost in Time)
Best Male Artist at the SA Hip Hop Awards 2013 (Lost in Time)
Album of the Year at the SA Hip Hop Awards 2013 (Lost in Time)
Best Hit Single (Mnatebawen) at the Metro FM Music Awards 2014
Best Music Video (Mnatebawen) at the Metro FM Music Awards 2014
Best Male Southern Africa at the AFRIMMA 2014
AKA Chats Platinum Plaques & Redefining What Accolades Mean To Him
We recently caught up with the Supa Mega, AKA who celebrated a huge milestone last week. The multi talented rapper and businessman hosted an intimate gathering to receive his several plaques for the outstanding work he did on his album, Touch My Blood.
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak since 2016 with him releasing his joint project with Anatii which included several music videos. He had also been on his Supa Mega Tour and when that ended came the Touch My blood tour. This saw the rapper hard at work so it’s understandable that he is a little burnt out.
“I’m tired. Not physically tired, I’m just more emotionally tired, spiritually tired, mentally tired but it’s okay because we did what we came to do. I poured my heart and soul into the album and people really could feel that”, he expresses. And the results have paid off because the accolades and the recognition he has received since this album was released has been the most he has received since he began his career.
On how he is redefining what accolades mean to him
He shared some insights on how he has remained relevant for as long as he had. He touched on authenticity as one of the key things that artists have to uphold to stay winning.
“Just make what you need to make and put it out there. People recognize and appreciate authenticity. Just be authentic, be original and be sincere and heartfelt,” he says.
It’s been a while since AKA has submitted for any awards and he mentioned that he is considered it since he has the number one selling album in the country. But he questioned the motive to get involved in the awards when he has already won the hearts of many South Africans. The platinum plaque is proof of that.
“Isn’t the award to be the highest played artist? Isn’t the award to be the most booked artist? Isn’t the award to have people f*ck with your music?”.
These are very important questions and no doubt something that artists on the come up can question about the product they put out. Well done Supa Mega.
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