Radio DJ and music producer Oskido has rejected a nomination by the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards stating that he is not Zimbabwean.
Speaking to the Bulawayo Chronicle, James Mathenga a publicist from Oskido’s Kalawa Jazmee stable said:
Please note that Oskido was born in Brits, South Africa, and was raised in Bulawayo therefore he doesn’t qualify for the nomination.
The spokesperson of Kalawa Jazmee, Scotch Mathenga confirmed the snub but could not divulge more details.
Oskido, born Oscar Mdlongwa was born in South Africa but would spend his childhood in Zimbabwe before returning to South Africa where his music career started.
His father, Esaph Mdlongwa is a founding member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). He was the party’s first organising secretary and is a former MP for Pumula-Luveve.
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