South African vocalist, Kelly Khumalo‘s hits were put in certain categories in the SAMAs and the artist was not fully acknowledged for her hard work hence she asked the organization to remove her work from their categories and not insult her hard work.
The Empini crooner only bagged one nomination, Best Afropop Album for her ‘Voice of Africa offering. However, Kelly feels that she deserves way more recognition.
Remember last year, she made another bold statement when she threw shade at the KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment Awards. She was nominated under the very tough category of ‘Best Female Artist’ alongside Nomcebo Zikode, Zanda Zakuza, her sister Zandie Khumalo, Babes Wodumo.
Kelly Khumalo didn’t waste anytime. As soon as the Sama27 nominees were released, she asked to remove her work from the nominees list. Kelly took to Twitter and said,
“Dear @TheSAMAs I humbly ask that you remove my work out of what ever category you might have nominated me for. As much as I respect what you do, I also ask that you respect my hard work and effort. #TheVoiceOfAfrica 🐆 cc @UMGSA 🙏🏽”
See tweet bellow