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

ForceFate

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Seriously that's from 2015 and there's no indication that it was for any political reason.
It's all in the headline.

To get the context, first read Lew's post regarding MTN. They decided to "pull out" after his political comments.
 

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I just did. Steve is one of the greatest musicians of all time on the African continent. Note "one of". there's a few that went international that comes close to him. He is definitely not bottom of the barrel.
LOL

Steve is 'one of the greatest "musicians" of all time" for roughly 10% of SA. To put that in context for you, his market reach is a maximum of 5 million people out of 1 billion African people. Not to mention many of the kark he do is just covers, like Neil Diamond.

Steve is one of the greatest musicians of all time on the African continent
BS...artists with real international reach, to name a few

Brenda - still holds the record of best selling album in SA...TWICE
Lucky Dube
Hugh Masekela
Oliver Mtuduzu
Salif Keita
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Miriam Makeba
P Square - 13 million sales with just 2 albums...makes a mockery of Steve's best album of 300k sales.
Khaled (Algeria) - sold more than 20 million albums

Steve does not have the sales, he's not one of the most infuential, he lacks any international reach, which definetly makes him NOT even one of the greatest.
 

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LOL

Steve is 'one of the greatest "musicians" of all time" for roughly 10% of SA. To put that in context for you, his market reach is a maximum of 5 million people out of 1 billion African people. Not to mention many of the kark he do is just covers, like Neil Diamond.


BS...artists with real international reach, to name a few

Brenda - still holds the record of best selling album in SA...TWICE
Lucky Dube
Hugh Masekela
Oliver Mtuduzu
Salif Keita
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Miriam Makeba
P Square - 13 million sales with just 2 albums...makes a mockery of Steve's best album of 300k sales.
Khaled (Algeria) - sold more than 20 million albums

Steve does not have the sales, he's not one of the most infuential, he lacks any international reach, which definetly makes him NOT even one of the greatest.
You will need to list your sources.
Some of his best stuff is in English so there goes that theory and more than 10% of people understand afrikaans.

I count 8 on your list.
 

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You will need to list your sources.
Some of his best stuff is in English so there goes that theory and more than 10% of people understand afrikaans.

I count 8 on your list.
You can easily wiki any of them. Steve is an Afrikaans "singer", and the 10% is just me being generous, it's less than that. His market is white afrikaans, his shows are white afrikaans, stop with the bs. He has to be one of SA's worst export products as an artist.

That 8 is just a few that comes to mind, there's plenty. There is a big fcking world of great musicians in the rest of Africa. Step out of your bubble dude, South Africa is not Africa. Since Steve is so great, and radio just plays what is popular, one would expect radio stations would rape his music. But they don't.

Your claim is so ridiculous its not even worth entertaining. To think that "one of Africa's greatest' is only relevant in 1 of 54 African countries...for only 10% of population. It is 10% of 1.85% of 54 countries
 
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