“Ingoma Ehlukanisa Unyaka,” popularly known as Ukhozi FM’s Song of the Year feature has become a mainstay in South African pop culture and people seem to look forward to arguing with the choice for top song.
This year was no different as social media blew up with arguments over what song should have taken the top spot.
This year, Ukhozi FM crowned Big Nuz’ Ngeke featuring DJ Yamza Song of the Year. However, most people have flooded social media with the opinion that K.O’s SETE featuring Young Stunna and Blxckie should have been number one and not number six. Other argued that King Monada should have topped the list.
Ukhozi FM is arguably one of the biggest radio stations in South Africa with a listenership estimated at about 8 million listeners.
Each year, as people mark the New Year, they also check whether or not their favourite songs from the previous year have been given the recognition they feel the song deserves.
A good year for K.O.
2022 has been a good year for musician K.O. whose genre-bending track SETE has been dominating the charts since it was first released in August.
According to Spotify, the song claimed the title of the most streamed song in Mzansi beating out popular songs like Paris by Q-Mark, Glass Animals’ Heat Waves, Wanitwa Mos’ Dali Nguwe and Lost Frequencies’ Where Are You Now.
“South Africans showed the most love to K.O’s hit track SETE. It received the most likes via the heart button. ‘Liking’ is how you tell Spotify that you’re into a particular song, album or playlist,” explained the streaming service.
On the other hand, 2022 was the year that KwaZulu-Natal music group Big Nuz made a comeback. Sadly, it was also the year that the group lost yet another member when Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo died of a stroke on Christmas eve. Big Nuz now only has one surviving member, down from three members.
Ukhozi FM Song of the Year Top 10 for 2022:
1: Big Nuz ft. DJ Yamza – Ngeke
2: Skweletu – Inja Endlini
3: Ithwasa Lekhansela ft Indoni – Kawungondli
4: Betusile – Ngena Noah
5: Malungelo ft. Mduduzi Ncube & Mr Brown – Ngidlisiwe
6: K.O ft. Young Stunna and Blxckie – SETE
7: Big Zulu ft Mduduzi Ncube, Lwah Ndlunkulu, Siya Ntuli, and Xowla – Voicemail
8: Skye Wanda – Amazwi
9: DJ Tira – DJ Tira Sikilidi
10: DJ Maphorisa and Visca – Ba Straata
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