January 17, 2019


There’s still time, says Moloi

Keeping the faith . . . Teboho Moloi believes time is still on his side

Keeping the faith . . . Teboho Moloi believes time is still on his side

“It was always going to be between (Teboho) Moloi and (Sfiso) Ncwane,” said gospel queen Rebecca Malope subsequent to the South African Music Awards (SAMA) held in Sun City last week Saturday.

The Bloemfontein star went on to lose out to the late Ncwane in the best traditional gospel album category.

But despite Moloi failing to scoop the award, Malope during a telephonic interview with The Weekly said Moloi was a worthy winner in that class.

“I’m not suggesting that Ncwane should not have won but I think Moloi should have won that award,” she said.

Malope received lifetime achievement awards on the same night alongside other veterans Don Laka and Babsy Mlangeni.

The evergreen Malope added that while Ncwane through his music has cemented his legacy in the South African music industry, it would have been a deserving victory for the Kestel-born Moloi.

“Moloi has put in the work over the years, despite being under looked. Victory on the night could have been well-deserved,” she added.

Moloi fans took to social media to express their disappointment while also giving credit to the Ncwane. Ntabiseng Leseko wrote: “I love Sfiso very much for that matter but Teboho deserved this one.”

Another fan wrote; “Much as we wanted and know Moloi deserved to win, we all knew they were going to give it to Ncwane, for obvious reasons.”

However, Moloi who acknowledged he wanted to win the award probably more than anything else conceded that it was always going to be battle.

Accepting the outcome he said, “It’s all about the future for me now. It was my first nomination and much as I wanted to win it was not to be. I am not the one to question God’s will,” Moloi told The Weekly on Tuesday.

Moloi scooped his first national award at the 9th SABC Crown Gospel Awards held at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban last year for second album, Bapa le nna, which won the best classic gospel album of all time.

“I can’t give up or be demotivated simply because I didn’t win,” said Moloi, adding time was still very much on his side.

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