Kelly Khumalo calls out the Crown Gospel Awards after losing Best Gospel Song award.
It isn’t everyday you hear that Gospel awards didn’t do right by their nominated artists. However, Mzansi singer Kelly Khumalo claims something must have gone down since she didnt snag the Best Gospel Song award.
The “Empini” singer’s collaboration with Hlengiwe Mhlaba titled “Esiphambanweni” was up for the “Best Gospel Song” award. It was nominated alongside various other Gospel hits including Tshwane Gospel Choir for “Imvuselelo,” Vusi Nova & Dumi Mkokstad with their hit single “ Yibanathi”, and Nyathi for “Baba Ziveze”.
However, during the awards show on Sunday night, Nyathi was announced winner to Kelly’s surprise. The singer took to Instagram to express her shock because according to her, the numbers show that she had the bigger song. She also asked her fans if they voted. They all seemed to agree with her, saying they were also shocked by Nyathi’s win.
“I know…I’m going to come across as a sore loser and, at this point in time, I actually don’t care. Can someone please balance me ‘Esiphambanweni’ versus ‘Baba Ziveze.”
“Let the followers speak, let the chat, the airplay, the Youtube views, speak.
“Kugangwa ngathi bazalwane. Sibalekele kuphi uma singabalekeli enkozweni ngoba enkozweni si expect-a iqiniso lodwa, (They are decieving us fellow Christians. Where shall we go if we can’t even turn to church because that’s where we expect the truth).“