Due to circumstances beyond his control, musical artist King Monada has had to pull out as one of the performers at the Metro FM Awards.
The Moreki hitmaker will not be gracing the stage on Saturday as expected. This follows the fact that his two-year-old son is presently fighting for his life in the hospital.
Sowetan reported that Monada’s son, Kgothatso Junior, has been in a hospital in Tzaneen for the past week. The worst part is, the little boy is suffering a “mystery illness.” In other words, nobody really knows how to help him.
Apparently, the whole ordeal took its toll on the singer, prompting him to cancel his gig at the glitzy event. His manager Lionel Jamela had a better description of what the situation has been like for King Monada.
“It was my first time seeing him cry like that for his son. He is hurting. So we have decided to block his gigs until the child is better. It’s frustrating to watch a child that ill and we wish we could help.”
Meanwhile, local radio presenters, Pearl Modiadie and Amon Mokoena have been announced as the hosts of the 2017 Metro FM Music Awards.
Every year, two hosts are picked to take up the reins at the awards ceremony. Bonang Matheba and Mo Flava hosted the event last year. And this year, it’s Pearl and Amon’s turn.
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed the news; “It is true, every year we change it around and this year it was their turn,” Kaizer confirmed. In addition, Kaizer explained why Pearl and Amon were chosen to host the 2017 Metro FM Music Awards; “They share a show on Metro FM and we wanted to take the synergy that they have and move it from radio to the event,” he added.
The duo will handle the mic at the glitzy event on 25 February at the Durban ICC. The widely-watched award show will be televised on the SABC.