Multi award winning South African artist, Khuli Chana has been nominated in the Best International Act category in the upcoming Black Canadian Awards slated for the 1st of March at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Canada.
In an interview with Time out about his remarkable achievement, Chana said, “I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. I’m ready for the world stage. I’m amped.”
Asked who the other nominees in the category were, he declined to comment saying he could not say anything at this stage. The Top 6 nominees in each category for will be established by a voting system which closes on Wednesday 5 February 2014.
Chana’s nomination cements his popularity as one South Africa’s top contemporary music artists; he is the first hip hop artist in the history of South Africa to win the Album of the Year award at the South African Music Awards (SAMA). He bagged the award at the 2013 SAMAs where he also won Best Rap Album and Male Artist of the Year awards. Still in 2013, Khuli Chana won the Best Collaboration award at the Metro FM Awards as well as Album of the Year and Best Male Artist at the SA Hip Hop Awards.
Recently he was nominated twice for the upcoming South African 2014 Metro FM Music Awards for Best Hit Single and Video of the Year categories. “This is only possible because of my fans’ love and support. For this I am eternally grateful and so humbled! ‘Chana power’ is your power! Now let’s vote and win both!” he said.
The Black Canadian Awards recognizes and celebrates trendsetters and success stories in business, the community and arts as well as celebrate new victories and achievements.