The Ukhozi FM Song of the Year is keenly contested each December, and controversies have always swirled around the winner of the award. 2021 was no different.
In the year just gone, DJ Hlo was announced the winner of the award. She had been nominated alongside the likes of Zakes Bantwini and Makhadzi
DJ Hlo’s song “Isibani,” which featured fellow South Africans DJ ManzoSA and Siboniso, was declared winner of the award by public votes. An excited DJ Hlo had taken to Twitter soon after to share the news of her win.
In the tweet, she thanked those who voted and gave her the victory she earnestly sought. The win means so much to her and to some ladies too because she’s the first woman ever to win the Ukhozi FM Song of the Year award.
While DJ Hlo is chuffed with her win and has been receiving congratulations from those who thought she deserved what she got, some Twitter users were amused and even shocked by her win.
According to these peeps, the number that was picked as Song of the Year is one they never heard. Some of them even wondered who DJ Hlo was. You can check out some reactions below.
South Africans: Asibe Happy will be the song of the year
Ukhozi FM: We'll See About That. DJ Hlo, phakama bakubone
— JESUS is the KING 🇿🇦🇮🇱 (@NkosinatiMagwa) January 1, 2022
Dj Hlo song has 49k view on YouTube but she got 214k votes mmm interesting 🤔#SongOfTheYear
— Ntomb'yomzulu 👑 👑 (@YomzuluNtomb) January 1, 2022
UKhozi FM is radio station mainly for those who speak or understand isizulu.
You will never hear a Zulu person complaining about the song of the year in Limpopo,Lesedi FM or on any other radio stations.#SongOfTheYear
— Azania (@azania1023) January 1, 2022
For Zulus to realise that Ukhozi does not represent SA stop forcing it down people's throats!
For Limpopians to focus on their own stations and stop getting butthurt over what song Ukhozi plays!
See… tribalism avoided!
— Man Not UmalambaneZN🌣 (@UmalambaneKZN) January 1, 2022
Tribalism yamasimba, congratulations to the 1st female DJ Hlo to win song of the year pic.twitter.com/MSeniGGzqk
— Thabiso☆Mthembu (@Mvelase_TB) January 1, 2022