Saba Mbixane of Umhlobo Wenene FM surprised many people (especially uKhozi FM listeners) on Saturday when he won two highly coveted awards for the second time in a row at the 7th Annual SATMA (Awards) in East London, beating more than 10 other nominees.
Most people expected uKhozi FM’s Utalagu (two popular traditional music Djs – Tshathugodo Ngobe and Ngizwe Mchunu) to win the Best Traditional Dj award because of the high listenership of their station. Their show, Sigiya Ngengoma, was also expected to win the Best Traditional music radio program award. However, Mbixane took both awards.
UKhozi FM’s listenership soared significantly this year, reaching a staggering 7.3 million. Umhlobo Wenene FM on the other hand has a listenership of about 5 million, according to their website.
Detailed results will be published later on.