Search for a story:

SATMA award for Vendaboy Poet

Entertainment - Date: 27 October 2018

Written by: Mbulaheni Ridovhona / Viewed: 5599


Lutendo Evans Mugagadeli, better known as Vendaboy Poet, won a Best Poet award during the South African Traditional Music Achievement Awards (Satma) recently held at the Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mahikeng.

He was chosen as the winner over Sizwe Zakwe, Lee The Poet and Lucy Mbali.

"I thank everyone who voted for me. Without your support, I'm nothing. I would like to thank the almighty God for giving strength to work hard on my poetry without a manager. I believe God's time is the best. All had to happen because of his grace," the delighted poet said.

His sensational song Muphuresidenthe from his album titled Ndi Nnyi enabled him to scoop the award. "It is a privilege to find myself winning the award because the song that was nominated was dedicated to our president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa," he said.

Vendaboy (28) from Ha-Nthadalala outside Louis Trichardt, already has four albums under his belt. He used poetry to express himself, through the inspiration of nepotism, hate and discrimination. He recites his poetry in six different languages, Sepedi, Tshivenda, Tsonga, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and English.

He is a former student of Central Johannesburg College (CJC) Parktown Campus and studied human resource management.

Vendaboy Poet will host an event for poets on 29 December at Thohoyandou Town Hall.


To leave a comment you need to login / register first

Readers are encouraged to comment on articles and express their opinion. The views expressed by readers should in no way be perceived as necessarily that of the newspaper or its staff members. Comments may be pre-moderated by our team and if found offensive, be removed.

When commenting, please respect others. Be polite to all the members of our community, including other commenters, authors and the subjects of articles. We believe strongly that the Zoutnet group of websites should be a safe and welcoming space for all individuals, groups and their ideas. As such, any rudeness, insults, hate speech, hostility, or language that incites racism or unfair discrimination may be removed and you may lose your ability to comment. 

Vendaboy Poet with his SATMA award. Photo supplied .



Mbulaheni Ridovhona

The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.


Recent Articles