Maskandi newcomer Ntencane Wins Ukhozi FM Song Of The Year 2019


For years it has been a significant past time for many a South African family during the festive season. The almost-ritual of families gathering around their radio on New Year’s Eve to hear which song will be played at midnight.

“Wawuthembeni” by Ntencane was voted as Ukhozi FM Song of the Year by SABC radio listeners.



Newcomer to traditional Maskandi music Ntencane has been named the winner of Ukhozi FM Song Of The Year, Friday 13 March 2020 after Ingoma Ehlukanisa Unyaka concept of Ukhozi FM, was supposed to have been announced on December 31 2019 but it was interdicted through a court application by Owen Ndlovu. The court application was subsequently withdrawn in January 2020.


The winning entry, as voted for by Ukhozi FM listeners will receive R50 000; the runner up will receive R30 000 and the third-place recipient will receive R20 000.

The singer’s song trounced other favourite hits like Labantwana Ama Uber, Umlilo, Dankie Mr Deejay, Forever and Akulaleki, to win Ingoma Ehlukanisa Unyaka campaign with 433 000 votes.

The song which came second was Jerusalem by Master KG featuring Nomcebo Zikode and it received 217,000.

Ntwencane won R50,000 cash prize, while Master KG will receive R30 000.

UKhozi FM programmes Manager Zandile Tembe says they got more than a million vote.

“Thanks to our winner for the many votes we’ve got. We’ve got more than a million votes. It shows the excitement our listeners have to the campaign itself. So, we would like to congratulate Ntencane for having won. He is the newcomer to maskandi music. He got almost half a million votes. But it was also interesting to see Zinhle. She did amazingly very well; so, did Master KG. So. we would to congratulate them,” says Tembe.

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Total Number of Votes 997 288

Here is top 10 list winners:

1. Ntencane – Wawuthembeni 433 142 votes

2.Master KG – Jerusalem 217820 votes

3.Dj Zinhle – Umlilo 154 405 votes

4.Dj Tira – Thank you Mr DJ 91931 votes

5. Sithelo – Forever  38538 votes


6. TNS – Umona 22049 votes

7. Samething Soweto – Akulaleki  10780 votes

8. KayGee – Kokota  10743 votes

9. Blaq Diamond – Ibhanoyi   10408 votes

10. Semi Tee – AmaUber    7472 votes

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