It’s good news for TROMPIES to have been nominated for Best Kwaito 2010-15, House, Gqom Group, as well as Best Collaboration categories for the annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards.
In addition to being a member of Trompies, Jakarumba was nominated in the Kwaito Artist category.
The prestigious award’s event is set to take place at the Sun City Super Bowl in Rustenburg, North West, on November 27, following the announcement last Wednesday on Soweto TV, DStv channel 251.
The awards honour, celebrate, and connect artists who strive to craft great music, gradually helping them make it to the top.
Trompies is the most celebrated Kwaito band, best known for its solo albums such as Sigeya Ngengoma, Mahoota, Trap En Los, Shosholoza, 2 Cents 99 Remixes, Mapantsula, Boostin Kabelz, and Respect.
Sadly, the group recently lost one of its members, Emmanuel Matsane, nicknamed Mjokes, who died in a car crash on May 23.
Mjokes was returning home from a gig at Disoufeng, a popular entertainment spot in Meadowlands Zone 10, Soweto. In this performance, he made his final appearance with Trompies.
Mandla ‘Spikiri’ Mofokeng, Eugene ‘Donald Duck’ Mthethwa, and Jairus ‘Jakarumba’ Ditshotlo Nkwe are the current members of the group.
Zane ‘Mahoota’ Bikwa went solo.
Trompies was founded in 1995 by Spikiri, Mahoota, Donald Duck, Jakarumba, and the late Mjokes, who grew up together in Meadowlands, Soweto, famously known in IKasi lingo as Ndofaya.
In the Best DJ category, DJ Cleo and Sun-El Musician are competing, while Black Motion and Citizen Deep are vying for the Best House Single category, and Bucie and Msaki are competing in the Best House Artist category.
Prince Kaybee’s popular tune “Uwrongo” received a nomination in the Best Collaboration category.
Khuza Gogo, DBN Gogo’s hit song, has been nominated for Best Amapiano Song.