Msaki Reveals How She Felt About The Prince Kaybee Award Snub – Musician Asanda “Msaki” Mvana is the new golden vocalist with a promising music career performing globally with some of the biggest artists, although she has not lost her humility and explains she always embraces appreciation and honour.
Msaki has been touring Europe for the past three years and emancipated huge collaborations with Prince Kaybee, Tresor and Black Coffee.
She explained in an interview she loved collaborating with artists outside her genre of folk music, although believed in respect. The star made headlines in the previous year when DJ Prince Kaybee apologised for his team not acknowledging her for her contribution to the hit, Fetch Your Life, at the Dance Music Awards.
The “snub” sparked a Twitter storm, but Msaki said it was not that deep. The star said she called Kaybee out because she didn’t want it to happen again.
“It is a culture of DJs not really valuing their collaborators like they should. It was not a big deal, but it was me saying ‘you can apologise, but don’t do it again’. I need to be respected and credited. If I have a live set, you will know who the bass guitarist is. It is a cultural honour.
“It is a culture of sharing and acknowledging those who made the music. For some it is a value, and not for others. DJs need to do better, radio needs to do better. Radio can mention the DJ and not recognise that there is a whole other human being that was part of the song.”
Fans will get to see Msaki in an intimate setting when she performs alongside award-winning singer-songwriters Zahara and Berita at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on February 15.