Blxckie, DBN Gogo and other SA stars win big at Clout Africa awards

08 May 2022 - 14:00
By Joy Mphande
Rapper Blxckie  speaks about winning the Songwriter of the Year award and his thriving career.
Image: Instagram/ Blxckie Rapper Blxckie speaks about winning the Songwriter of the Year award and his thriving career.

Mzansi stars won big at this year's Clout Africa awards.

DBN Gogo won DJ of the Year, Blxckie Songwriter of the Year and Msaki Best Alternative album.

Clout Africa committee chairperson Pheabian Miller described the artists as acts that have been “captivating audiences across the continent and internationally”.

Clout Africa CEO Serge Noujaim spoke of his involvement in the music industry and how he wanted to bring attention to upcoming and commercial artists.

“Clout Africa Awards is about raising the underground and bringing you the hottest music award show in Africa where the fans are in control,

“We’ve been a big part of African music’s growth, providing top-of-the-line recording studio equipment and media services for established and upcoming acts.”

Speaking to TshisaLIVE about his win, Blxckie said he was honoured to be recognised as Songwriter of the Year.

“It’s crazy. Its such an honour for me to be recognised as the Songwriter of the Year on the African continent. Big Thank you to Clout Africa for the award, the recognition and all my fans who continue to vibe with me and my music.” he said. 

The rapper SAID he was in awe of how far he had come in his career where he could go on tour with American band Earthgang, and was looking forward to seeing what other opportunities he is presented.

“My career has been an incredible journey so far, but it is something I have always wanted and worked hard for. I’m about to celebrate the anniversary since the release of my debut album B4Now, and I’m heading to Europe in November to tour with Earthgang, which is really dope. My team and I are only getting started, but I’m excited for more — more music, more tours, more shows, more collaborations, and more awards."