By Ayanda Dlamini | 2018-03-27
AS the title of her debut album says Symphony has arrived.
The urban soul singer who recently released her album titled ‘Sengikhona’ has won the Best English Lyrics on AfriMusic Entry Awards for her song ‘Sengikhona’ which she debuted last year during the MTN Bushfire Firefly Campaign.
The award was presented by Andy Mikheev, Editor-in-chief of the Eurovision related website ESCKAZ.com.
Launched in 2001, ESCKAZ is the first and most visited independent English/Russian language online resource devoted to the Eurovision Song Contest, daily publishing the latest news on it's developments under the motto ‘Delivering Eurovision News First’.
Speaking about the winning entry ‘Sengikhona’ the editor- in-chief of Eurovision said the lyrics bring the message of determination and the sign that everyone gets his own chances in life.
“ The English version of the lyrics of the Swaziland entry really stood out to me amongst the majority of entries being either love songs, or bringing the quite similar message of Pan-Africanism. It is important that the message to use own strengths and abilities and to show forth is heard by all the listeners and followers of the contest,” said Mikheev.
Speaking to the excited urban soul singer Symphony about her win, she said, “I'm over the moon. I'm ecstatic.
“This came as a surprise to me I did not see it coming. My eyes are focusing on the grand prize so this is a beautiful surprise.
‘Sengikhona’ is my first song it is also the title track of my new album and so this means so much to me. Being recognised and appreciated outside the country on my very first project confirms a great journey ahead.
I would love to humbly ask the nation to back me up on this one; this is me playing my part in making our country shine.”
AfriMusic Entry Awards is the brain child of AfriMusic Song Contest, the first and biggest music competition platform celebrating and recognising talented songwriters and musicians from across the African continent.
Their vision is to build a platform for songwriters and artists in Africa, by rewarding the best song.
In its inaugural year the AfriMusic Song Contest’s goal is to create festival events in each participating country for the national selections and have the finals in the form of a concert hosted in the winning country from the previous year.
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