Kwaito star Chomee won herself an award at the 2018 Festival Creole in Seychelles. The event featured 16 different countries that had to showcase their traditional dance performances, heritage, fashion and culture through a carnival.
Chommee scooped aan award alongside local traditional group called Pale ya Rona which came second.
Chomee told Sowetan that the South African group was made up of Tswana, Zulu and Tsonga traditional groups, adding that the winners were chosen based on creativity and innovation.
“Part of the carnival was to decorate a truck with South African colors. We had our own puppets just to make everything interesting. We were expected to showcase our culture and heritage through dance, and the response from the crowd was amazing,” she said.
She added that she wasn’t expecting to win since her main aim was just to have fun.
“We never expected to win. But we told ourselves that we are just going to have fun. And when we left, we felt that we have done our job. Winning in such an event is a big achievement for South Africa.
“It was a wonderful experience and unique experience for me as a musician. We have learned a lot as a group and, if we get another opportunity to represent the country, we will do well.”
Source : SowetanLIVE