Focalistic including Makhadzi and Major league have been nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in the category of Favourite African Star. Not only are these artists known in South Africa only but they are being recognized worldwide, we cannot be less proud of our celebrities be it upcoming, new, well known artists but they sure marking their territories in the entertainment industry. Tems, a Nigerian superstar singer, joins the trio, as does Pitso Mosimane, the coach of Egyptian giants Al Ahly.

Focalistic has had a career year in 2022, riding the wave of his global hit “Champion Sound,” which he co-wrote with Davido. This year. Pitori Maradona, as he’s known to his fans, has toured the world as much as anyone else in the genre, spreading the amapiano movement. With artists like Focalistic, DJ Maphorisa, and Kabza De Small leading the charge, South Africa’s growing stature on the global music scene is bolstered.

Focalistic was nominated for best African act at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) last year, alongside Nigerian superstars Wizkid and Tems, as well as Ghanaian musician Amaarae and Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz. Focalistic also posted 0n twitter asking fans to please vote for him at http://kca.nickelodeon.tv.

On April 13, the awards will air on NickToons (DStv Channel 308) at 2.30 p.m. and Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) at 4.50 p.m. All the best of luck to the nominees.

By: Palesa Maneli.

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