Music duo 'Distruction Boyz' have won their first award and they scooped the accolade in Nigeria at the Soundcity MVP International Awards for Best Group/Duo.
After causing rhythmic destruction throughout the festive season and ushering the nation into 2018 with their hit track “Omunye”, Zipho ‘Goldmax’ Mthembu and Thobani ‘Que’ Mgobhozi have shown that their Gqom sound has no boundaries.
Distruction Boyz were up against the music giants Mafikizolo and Micasa from South Africa, Sauti Sol from Kenya, Toofan from Togo, VVIP and R2Bees from Ghana and Navy Kenzo from Tanzania.
Speaking to BET Africa, the duo’s PR manager, Linda Buthelezi known as Dogg Dbn said: “It was tough, because of other artists’ extremely large followings but all we had to do was push ourselves to the max and not worry about competition even though we respect them so much.”
“Gqom is an incredible sound, and part of the strategy was to take it abroad, and this award is testimony that we’re sailing in the right direction,” he said.
“We are very happy to have our first award internationally and we can’t thank our fans enough and the team working hard to make everything we do a success. This one is for South Africa and Africa as a whole,” Que added.
The duo is currently working with a few Nigerian acts which they will reveal soon. “Nigeria is just first on the list but we are open to more artists from other countries.”
This is a great start to the year, and Distruction Boyz are gunning for more awards, adding that their top priorities are Song of The Year, Best Album, Best Newcomers and Best Group.
Their first album ‘Gqom is The Future’ was released in October last year. The album received gold status in just two months after its release.
Nigerian hitmaker Davido emerged victorious as he scooped the biggest awards, taking home Song of the Year, Video of the Year and African Artist of the Year. Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Olamide also walked away with prestigious awards. The awards ceremony took place at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos.
By: Thulile Gama