Khahliso Ncube and Keith Mlauzi
DOLOLO not a problem!
SANDRA Ndebele is not worried that she did not make the nominees list for the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards slated for month end because last year she didn’t release music.
One of the foremost artistes Bulawayo has ever produced, Ndebele was all about shows last year — riding on music released the previous year that include the monster hit Lizwile that features South African kwaito artiste Professor.
“In the past year I did not do anything. It was going to be unfair on the part of other artistes who put in a lot of work for me to be nominated,” she added.
She says there are no free rides in the music business.
“It’s not like the BAAs owe me. I have to work hard just like any other artiste,” she said.
One of the organisers of the awards Nkululeko Nkala said the process was fair and even the public felt Sandra didn’t fit the bill.
“Nothing was put in for Sandy, some fans would nominate their favourite artistes but no one nominated her and we couldn’t put her on the list regardless of her impact in the city,” said Nkala.
The BAAs will be held on 29 June at the ZITF Hall 4 while on 27 June a nominee’s dinner will be held at ZITF Hall 5.
Meanwhile, the inclusion of Jah Prayzah and Winky D set tongues wagging. The organisers felt the artistes deserved recognition because of their big following in the city.
“These two people have an impact in our arts sphere and we as the BAA organisers saw it fit to acknowledge creatives from outside Bulawayo who are contributing to our industry,” said Nkala.