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SA hip hop artist Slikour celebrates SABC's 90% local music quota

Local hip hop star and music activist Slikour has welcomed the decision by South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to play 90% of local music content on its radio stations.

Slikour, real name Siyabonga Metane, says that local artists in the industry have struggled for years, and compares the music milestone to the release of Madiba from prison.

I never even thought that they'd make this change. In the music industry, it's like Mandela coming out of jail, to keep it real.

Slikour, musician

He says that South African music is important in reflecting urban culture and changing times.

The artist explains that the SABC will have to ensure that station managers are committed to the responsibility of focusing on a variety of music genres.

His online music blog, Slikour On Life, is a response to the lack of local support from traditional media platforms.

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