The Scathamiya group, Kholwa Brothers jetted off to Los Angeles to represent South Africa at the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Los Angeles. The international competition ran from 22 July to 30 July 2022.
Singers, dancers, instrumentalists, actors, models and various artists from over 70 Licensed countries were ready to present their talent to the judges at the live 25th annual WCOPA. This international competition is often cited as the Official “Talent Olympics” for aspiring performers and entertainers.
With outstanding performances, the Kholwa Brothers bagged four gold medals, two silver and five overall winner trophies, while competing at the World Championships of Performing Arts that ended on Saturday in Los Angeles. The group competed in the acapella category and smashed this particular category by winning a medal for each of the six songs performed.
They performed a song called The Mlambo-Ngcuka, a song that praises former United Nations (UN) official Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Other songs performed include Asenze Umehluko, Peace in the World, My Refuge, Ipi Ntombi and Ushobane.
In an interview with Sowetan Live, Derrick Mlambo, the group leader said that the group had been rehearsing and perfecting the six songs for three months. The Kholwa Brothers hit the judges with powerful songs packed with messages and complemented with movements, saying: “When we got on that stage, we gave it our all.” The songs were arranged according to different theme divisions under the acapella category.
The Scathamiya group, Kholwa Brothers made our country proud and is expected to fly back to South Africa on Wednesday.