TransAfrica Radio Cancels Partnership With KHMA For Allowing Brickz To Perform. Convicted rapist and singer Brickz was announced as one of the performers at the Kwaito And House Music Awards which took place last weekend.
The announcement caused a lot of controversy on social media begging the answer of why they featured him. In fact, it got so serious that one of the major sponsors of the awards pulled out. After years of partnership with the awards TransAfrica Radio decided to put an end on it because of Brickz.
“Unfortunately the organisers have through their PR practitioner informed us that Brickz stays. We have subsequently informed them that TransAfrica Radio can no longer be their partner,” the station’s co-founder Busi Ntuli – Adebule said on Twitter.
Busi said the decision was a “no-brainer” and the station had the “duty to be on the right side of influence.”
“It was a no-brainer. The creative industry has since the beginning of time played an influential role in society. It is our duty to be on the right side of influence. I still love kwaito and house music.”
The awards’ founder and CEO, Perfecta Khumalo, was not deterred and said the awards would not “abandon” SA musos.
“MKHMA will never abandon SA musicians even if it means losing sponsors or media falsely labelling us,” a statement from the awards read.