Phala Phala FM under fire for not giving Keneilwe a chance. Image via Instagram @masterkgsa / @nkosazana_daughter

Phala Phala FM under fire for not giving Keneilwe a chance. Image via Instagram @masterkgsa / @nkosazana_daughter

Phala Phala FM dragged for snubbing Master KG’s hit single

Master KG’s hit song with Nkosazana Daughter ‘Keneilwe’ has packed 6.6-million views just a month after its release.

Phala Phala FM under fire for not giving Keneilwe a chance. Image via Instagram @masterkgsa / @nkosazana_daughter

Phala Phala FM under fire for not giving Keneilwe a chance. Image via Instagram @masterkgsa / @nkosazana_daughter

Phala Phala FM faces backlash for overlooking Master KG’s chart-topping hit ‘Keneilwe.’ Despite the track amassing a whopping 6.6 million views on YouTube within a month, the Limpopo-based radio station has drawn criticism from fellow artists, including Mpho Mashabela, chairperson of the Limpopo Artists Movement. Mashabela expressed disappointment, labelling the station’s decision as “pure nonsense” and accused Phala Phala FM of hindering progress.

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In an interview with Sunday World, Mashabela stated, “Phala Phala FM is not taking us forward but backwards. We, as the Limpopo Artists Movement, are really disappointed.” The song ‘Keneilwe,’ a tribute to the legendary artist Dan Tshanda, has gained immense popularity, fueling numerous TikTok challenges and dominating the airwaves.

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Despite the song’s success, Phala Phala FM allegedly opted to feature only one of Master KG’s tracks in its Top 20 list, prompting calls for a boycott of their Song of the Year competition. Mashabela criticised the station’s choices, emphasising, “They [Phala Phala FM] should have supported the legendary Dan Tshanda.”

The station’s Top 20 song list includes various artists such as Cyria the Comm, De Mthuda, King Monada, Kharishma, DJ Cleo, Dlala Thukzin, Makhadzi, and Master KG. The Limpopo Artists Movement contends that other artists with multiple entries were given preferential treatment.

Mphoza Mashabela, Chairperson of the Limpopo Artists Movement, aims to empower local artists by advocating for their inclusion in festivals and opportunities. Frustrated by the exclusion of artists from events, Mashabela actively engages with authorities to ensure fair representation and invites artists to join the movement for a stronger collective voice.

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Master KG, born Kgaogelo Moagi, is an acclaimed South African musician and record producer known for his pioneering “Bolobedu” dance. His debut album, Skeleton Move, earned him an All Africa Music Award, and his second album, Jerusalema, featured the diamond-certified hit “Jerusalema” with Nomcebo Zikode and Burna Boy.

He started his music career experimenting with FL Studio and gained recognition with the single “Situation.” Signed to Open Mic Productions, he released chart-topping tracks like “Skeleton Move” before he parted ways with the label. He continues to make waves with new releases like “Keneilwe” featuring Nkosazana Daughter.

As of the time of publishing, Master KG had not responded to Sunday World’s request for comment. The article mentions that a list of questions was sent to the SABC, and their response will be included in the story’s update.

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