Sjava’s ‘Umsebenzi EP’ earns gold certification status
The award-winning Sjava is over the moon after he earned gold certification status for Umsebenzi EP.
According to the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA) which is the main body representing the South African recording industry which promotes the value of recorded music, safeguard the rights of record producers and expands the commercial uses of recorded music, for a musician to artist to receive gold certification status, they must have sold 15 000 copies/units unlike platinum status that is achieved after selling 30 000 copies.
Sjava, whose real name is Jabulani Hadebe took to social media and happily revealed that his 4th song ‘Umsebenzi EP’ had achieved gold status.
“Today, I woke up to good news that Umsebenzi EP has gone gold,” the star tweeted.
In celebrating his achievement, the Uthando hit maker blessed his fans with ‘Umsebenzi Gold Deluxe’ to show his appreciation.
“To say thank you, we decided to add 5 songs,” the multi-talented muso said.
With five songs that have been added to the newly released Umsebenzi Gold Deluxe, this brings it to a total of nine songs with stars like Ami Faku on ‘Balela’ and Ndabo Zulu on ‘Ushevu’, featured on the album, Sjava fans are in for a treat.
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Sjava is no stranger to the limelight and achievements, as he rose to prominence on the drama series, Zone 14 and films including uGugu noAndile (2009).
Furthermore, Sjava has won a BET award, three South African Music Awards (SAMA) and two awards from Metro FM Music Awards and DSTV Viewer’s Choice Awards, respectively.
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The star has been nominated on All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) for his song, Umcebo in the category of Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music and on top of that, he has released highly-anticipated visuals for the same song.