Big name sponsors undeterred by Steve Hofmeyr’s involvement in Afrikaans is Groot concert

Lew Skannen

Expert Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2012
Messages
2,903
https://www.channel24.co.za/Music/News/big-name-sponsors-undeterred-by-steve-hofmeyrs-involvement-in-afrikaans-is-groot-concert-20190314

The Afrikaans music concert, Afrikaans is Groot (AIG), is once again causing uproar on social media for including controversial singer Steve Hofmeyr in the show’s 2019 line-up.

Steve, known for his extremely provocative statements about race and right-wing comments, is featured front-and-centre on the poster for the new show which will be taking place over five sold-out performances from 14 to 17 March in Cape Town at GrandWest Casino, as well as in Pretoria at the Sun Arena at Time Square Casino in November and December this year.
 

Tman*

Expert Member
Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
2,424
Why should they be deterred. Anyone that wants to listen to his trashy music should be free to do so?
 

Fulcrum29

Honorary Master
Joined
Jun 25, 2010
Messages
29,069
Steve is AIG (the show, that is), it is mostly carried by him, and its success. I have never attended an AIG, but I have seen it being broadcasted.

Maybe they must ask Refentse’s opinion.

Steve is controversial, but so is most of the ANC, EFF and black Twitter (and its public figures).
 

rietrot

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 26, 2016
Messages
14,066
If you have to scrape the bottom of the barrel with Steve is Afrikaans really that groot?
It's all relative. But steve is definitely not scraping the bottom of the barrel. No African musician (except for maybe a small group that made it international) even come close to him.
 

Fulcrum29

Honorary Master
Joined
Jun 25, 2010
Messages
29,069
It's all relative. But steve is definitely not scraping the bottom of the barrel. No African musician (except for maybe a small group that made it international) even come close to him.
The SAMAs today are dominated by black musicians, for a few years already.
 

vigras rojara

Expert Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2016
Messages
1,727
It's all relative. But steve is definitely not scraping the bottom of the barrel. No African musician (except for maybe a small group that made it international) even come close to him.
Mandoza definitely. Dozi too (better than Steve) Johannes Kerkorrel for sure.

But thanks rieteot for getting that Blou Bull kak song stuck in my head, dammit.
 

Fulcrum29

Honorary Master
Joined
Jun 25, 2010
Messages
29,069
There are categories specially dedicated to Afrikaans music.
Yes, they have two,

- Beste pop album
- Beste kontemporere musiek

and I don’t know why they need their own language categories, because at the end it still comes down to sales volumes. This is like the quota categories :p

There are 30+ categories.
 

EADC

Expert Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2018
Messages
4,241
It's all relative. But steve is definitely not scraping the bottom of the barrel. No African musician (except for maybe a small group that made it international) even come close to him.
I would really love to know how you even can quantify that statement, Africa is a big place.
 

ForceFate

Honorary Master
Joined
May 18, 2009
Messages
18,022
Yes, they have two,

- Beste pop album
- Beste kontemporere musiek

and I don’t know why they need their own language categories, because at the end it still comes down to sales volumes. This is like the quota categories :p

There are 30+ categories.
Aren't they 3? Just checked and I think I saw Best Rock as well.
 
Top