Recently, at the Sama29 International Achievement Awards, Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman, and Nomcebo Zikode were honoured for their Grammy-winning song “Bayethe.” In Zakes’ absence, his wife Nandi Madida graciously accepted the award on his behalf.
However, when it was Nandi’s turn to speak, her speech was abruptly cut off, leaving viewers only with a brief greeting of “sanibonani” before the announcement of another winner.
Nandi Madida, a talented singer and actress, took to her social media to share her amusement at the incident and congratulate her partner on his well-deserved recognition.
In a light-hearted manner, she reflected on her previous experiences at the Samas, stating, “I’ve won a South African Music Award. I’ve hosted the Samas, and I’ve even been cut off speaking at the awards. I think there’s nothing else left to do at the Samas.”
This incident highlights the unpredictable nature of live events and the challenges that can arise, even for well-known individuals. Despite the unexpected interruption, Nandi Madida maintained a positive outlook and used the opportunity to celebrate her husband’s success.
Zakes Bantwini, the renowned producer and DJ, was unable to attend the awards ceremony as he was in Miami at A2F Studios.
His absence did not diminish the significance of his achievement, as he and his collaborators were recognized for their exceptional contribution to the music industry. Winning a Grammy is a remarkable feat that showcases their talent and dedication.
The Sama29 International Achievement Award reflects the global impact of South African artists. Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman, and Nomcebo Zikode have not only made a name for themselves within their own country but have also gained recognition on an international scale.
Their success demonstrates the power of music to transcend borders and connect people from diverse backgrounds.
Despite the momentary disappointment of having her speech cut short, Nandi Madida’s focus remained on celebrating her husband’s accomplishments.
Her supportive message to Zakes Bantwini reflects the strength of their partnership and the mutual respect they have for each other’s achievements.