Afrikaans singer Robbie Wessels’ tribute song in honour of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi has garnered mixed reactions on social media.
It became a talking point after an interview on 702 this week.
“I have a kweshin for Robbie Wessels, who has released the song, Siya Kolisi … Robbie, what is your position on the land question, broer?” asked host Eusebius Mckaiser.
Siya made history by becoming the first black man to lead the men in green and gold to a Rugby World Cup victory.
The team beat England 32-12 to win the 2019 Webb Ellis trophy in Japan on November 2.
The singer, whose music mostly focuses on rugby, released the song on November 21. It’s about Siya breaking the barriers of culture and race, and changing people’s mindsets.
In it, Robbie said Siya showed the nation we are stronger together.
“When we come together, we’re the best that we can be,” he said.
Some tweeps gave Robbie a pat on the back for trying to unite the country. Others weighed in on the land issue.
Here are some of the reactions:
Love this https://t.co/l6Vmw5LAcx
— Andrea Human / Quinnfly Esthetics (@HumanQuinnfly) November 26, 2019
#702 that Robbie wessels song #siyakolisi is absolutely atrocious (and that’s just the musical part)….. We ain’t forgettin’ anything until there is redistribution…….. @Eusebius please don’t praise the song for being catchy…. It deserves the Wooden Spoon Award #siyamustsue
— Shaan (@just_shaanh) November 26, 2019
Nice Song. https://t.co/GORawu7Vsg
— Duep Sazi (@duepsa) November 25, 2019
So Robbie Wessels made a song about Siya Kolisi. Racism is really being tested in our country. Wow.
— your favourite sadboi. (@maybe_ofentse) November 22, 2019
Nice song by Robbie Wesselshttps://t.co/aasZiQKm5Q
— Alyssa Stone (@alyssa_stone123) November 24, 2019
I just listened to Robbie Wessels song about Siya Kolisi😂😂😂💀💀💀cringeworthy!
— 🦄KALEESEE (@MBALEIGH99) November 23, 2019
What a beautiful msg.Nog n awesome song van Robbie https://t.co/qfeBsz4KwW
— GetFitSocial (@getfitsocial) November 24, 2019
— Tosin Badeniyi,Ph.D (@tosynolu) November 24, 2019
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