- DJ, TV and radio presenter Lamiez Holworthy dedicated her first two awards, from the inaugural Basadi in Music Awards, to her mother, Imelda Klow.
- Holworthy said she dedicated the awards to her mother for the unwavering support she has shown for the past 12 years.
- She also expressed gratitude to her supporters for taking their time and money to vote for her.
Following her double win from the public at the inaugural Basadi in Music Awards, DJ, TV and radio presenter Lamiez Holworthy took to social media to dedicate her first awards to her mother, Imelda Klow, for her unwavering support.
Holworthy scooped the DJ of the Year and Music TV Presenter of the Year awards. The Basadi in Music Awards were held at the Gallagher Convention Centre on Saturday.
“12 whole years to build my brand. 12 years that weren’t always the easiest, and truth is, I owe both awards to my mother,” she wrote at the beginning of a lengthy caption to a photo of her and her mother.
My mom who believed in me when this was all just a dream, who took meant to pay the electricity bill and bought me headphones when I just started out (this meant that my family had to sit in the dark a little longer). My mom who drove me to gigs with my late dad in a security van because we didn’t have another car at home at the time. My mom who’d spend her last on printing and wearing T-shirts with my name and logo on it because she believed in me that much. My mom whose been my manager since day
Holworthy added that she owed both awards to her supporters, who took their time and money to vote for her. She said the win was “ours”.
“This win is for every little girl with just a dream – see, whilst it looks easy on social media, it’s far from it; but when you work hard, absolutely no one can take it away from you. Your time will come. Your time is near,” she continued.
The Metro FM and now-defunct Live Amp presenter said she prayed that people would take from her win that she was “no overnight success”.
I pray that little girl stops believing the hype on social media and sees that hard work really does pay off. Sadly, people put themselves under pressure based on the facades they see online. No one really shows or speaks about the struggles behind the scenes. And yes, there are a few that get lucky and get their big breaks quick, but that’ll unfortunately not be the case for most.
She further encouraged people to block out their noise and focus on their focus.
“As for me? My name is Lamiez Holworthy, and I’m just a girl from Pretoria who refused to give up.”