Well, here’s some good news for your Friday morning.
America’s Got Talent runner-up the Ndlovu Youth Choir, has once again flown SA’s flag high, scooping an international accolade at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in the US.
The Limpopo-based choir and Grammy award-winning SA flautist Wouter Kellerman won the Best Independent Music Video for their Zulu version of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You.
The awards show took place on November 20, and celebrated a decade of recognizing the most exceptional music artists in all visual media from around the globe, including film, TV, video games, trailers, commercial advertisements, documentaries, and special programmes.
The choir’s music video for the song was released just more than a year before the choir became an international name with its appearance on America’s Got Talent.
Taking to social media, the Ndlovu Youth Choir and Kellerman shared the news.
The Ndlovu Youth Choir’s first album is set to drop at the end of this month and is exclusively licensed to Sony Music Entertainment Africa.
We are very excited to announce that we have won the @HMMAwards (Hollywood Music in Media Awards) for ‘Best Independent Music Video’ for our collaboration with @wouterkellerman on a Zulu version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’. 🙌🏾🇿🇦🇺🇸🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/lCaXtfJq5D
— Ndlovu Youth Choir (@ChoirAfrica) November 21, 2019
Fantastic news!! We just heard we won the HMMA (Hollywood Music in Media Award) with Ndlovu Youth Choir for ‘Best Independent Music Video’ for our Zulu version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ 🥳😍 @ChoirAfrica @HMMAwards #FlutePainter 🎶🎶 #WouterKellerman #HMMAward #Winner pic.twitter.com/XcplsRI3w2
— Wouter Kellerman (@wouterkellerman) November 21, 2019
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And the recently crowned Idols winner, Luyolo Yiba could definitely find resonance with this. During a radio interview on YFM, the 24-year-old revealed that he has moved to the city of Johannesburg and is ready to bask in the hype and fame that he generated on Idols. continue reading