Chairman's Welcome - hosted by Gagasi

Loeries Chairman's Welcome - hosted by Gagasi FM

Gagasi FM, our proudly KZN-based music radio station celebrated its 11 year journey as the station that has been an influential part of the South African music industry since inception.

As the official radio partner to the 2017 Loeries Awards, Gagasi FM hosted this year’s Chairman’s Party - a celebration of this 11 year journey.

This star-studded event featured performances from the very artists that have been part of this journey; they took us back in time, brought back memories, took us through the story of Gagasi FM and South African music - from where we were right up to where we are today.

From the evolution of the beat of Kwaito to Durban Kwaito, to the dominance of house and dance music and now the taking over of Hip-Hop, Gagasi FM has been there -  breaking hits across genres and leading the trends in this evolution.

Gagasi FM has been part of the success stories of South African artists across these genres, followed their journeys, told their stories, the ups and downs, and through it all, we celebrated their success.

The Chairman’s Party was an evening of stars and hits, the old and the new, all under one roof, one night and one station, Gagasi FM.

Performing Artists

  • Anatti
  • Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi
  • Big Nuz
  • Destruction Boys
  • DJ Bongs
  • Gagasi FM Talent
  • Kwesta
  • Lvovo
  • Mashayabhuqe Ka Mamba
  • Max-Hoba
  • Morena The Squire
  • Nasty C
  • OKMalumKoolKat
  • Sjava
  • Tira & Sox
  • TKZee
  • Zakes Bantwini 

Time: 18h00 – 02h00
Theme: Gagasi FM In Music – 11 Years On…
Theme Segments:

  • World Cup "The Genesis" 
  • The Rise of Durban Kwaito
  • Hip Hop Domination
  • Gqom take over and the rebirth of Kwaito