Kwaito Awards Organisers Explain Why They Requested Brick To Perform. When the news that Bricks was set to perform at tonight’s Kwaito Awards most people had mixed feelings about it with others stating that he doesn’t deserve the chance. These comments compelled organisers to explain why they included Bricks on their artist line-up.
“We didn’t go to prison and bail him out. We did not go to prison and say, ‘Hey! We have this nominations party and we want you’. No. In 2017 he was supposed to perform for us, we paid and he never performed. So when we heard that he is around, we said, ‘man, you owe us. Just because you were in prison or they say you are a rapist, doesn’t mean we must forget that you owe us’. Said the Head of the awards, Perfecta Khumalo Speaking To TshisaLIVE.
“So he agreed to perform for free. I am a woman and I am not condoning what he has done. It is not about the exposure for us or him. I won’t lie, the people love his music. We don’t love what he has done, but we love his music.”
She added that she would not have even approached Brickz to perform if he did not owe them.
“The state should deal with him, not me. Besides, if he didn’t owe us, I wouldn’t have even bothered. There is nothing in his bail conditions that restricts him from performing. So, he is allowed to perform.”
Brickz was found guilty of raping his 17-year-old relative in 2013, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. In April he was released on R80,000 bail pending the appeal against his rape conviction.