South African artists react to 90% local music
South African artists were delighted after it was announced that all the SABC radio stations will play 90% of local music and 10% international content.
90% local has been trending on social media for more than eight  hours.
Kwesta is one of the artists who have been battling SABC to play most of the local content in the radio stations so that artists can be recognised, he once wrote an open letter to 5 FM where he addressed the issue of lack of local content and something must be done that got so much attention but it took years to be implemented by the SABC. He continued to raise awareness in his track titled King Speech back in 2014.
Kwesta tweeted:” SABC just announced the end of the South African music industry’s Apartheid. We now stand a fighting chance to show the world our greatness!”
The third world boss aka tweeted”
WE WILL FINALLY BE ABLE TO SELL 1 MILLION RECORDS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!!!!!!” This is a sign of hope to believe in dreams. And he went on to post a video of him listening to his song on the radio this morning.
Other South African artists like Danny K, DJ Oskido, Black Coffee, Kid X, L Tido, PdotO expressed their emotions when they got the news.
Danny K‏ @dannykmusic Never in my lifetime did I ever think I’d see this #90% #LocalMusic #Sabc
@OskidoIBelieve Massive Respect #sabc, now this is really transformation #musicismylife #ibelieve
@RealBlackCoffee Thank you Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng πŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏπŸ™πŸΏ….Now let’s work on Music Ladies and Gentlemen
KiD X 88 King‏ @KidXSA 90% on the report card. Job well done to all fellow SA musicians.
Forgive’Em‏ @PdotO_SA God is good.. wow…if this 90% local content from SabC shit is true!!! Wow I pray we ain’t been Okie doked!!
16V‏ @L_Tido Big up to the SABC … This is just what the South African music industry needed to flourishRADIO SOUNDS AMAZING THIS MORNING!!!!!! 90% VIBES!!!!!! πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦™pic.twitter.com/6Ej42ci9U1
This is a boost to local talent. It is believed to be the best thing that ever happened to South African music. Tune into your favourite radio station and enjoy more of local content.