Goldmax and Que, the members of the gqom duo, Distruction Boyz. Picture: Supplied
DURBAN -  Durban's Gqom duo, the Distruction Boyz, have been nominated in the Best International Act category at the 2018 BET Awards. The duo's debut album Gqom Is The Future produced smash hits such as Omunye, Shut Up and Groove, Midnight and many other hits.

The Durban-born duo will be flying the South African flag alongside Cassper Nyovest, aka, 'Abuti Fill Up'. They are nominated in the international act category alongside France's Booba, Niska and Dadju, Nigeria's Tiwa Savage and Davido, the UK's Stormzy, J Hus and Stefflon Don, and Congo's Fally Ipupa.

On Monday night, the duo was part of the celebrations as their close associate DJ Tira revealed plans for the FACT DURBAN ROCKS Vodacom Durban July marquee at a night-time media session at Moses Mabhida's Presidential Suite. 
The Distruction Boyz were in high spirits on Monday night when DJ Tira unveiled plans for his Fact Durban Rocks marquee at the Vodacom Durban July. Video: Supplied

The Durban-born duo which consists of members Thobani "Que" Mgobhozi and Zipho "Goldmax" Mthembu walked away with the award for Best Group/Duo at the Soundcity MVP Awards in Nigeria in January.

We are happy to announce that we have been nominated for the #BETAwards2018 #BestInternationalAct pic.twitter.com/lAIVmO4zg5

I didn’t know about the BET nomination. My management kept it a secret from me. Found out on twitter. Shout out to all the fans. Imagine if we won this one. My gawd!!!! #TeamNyovest gone be on top again!!!! ALL THE GLORY TO GOD!!! #BETAwards2018 pic.twitter.com/GBFOyCcNlN


Speaking to the Sunday Tribune on Wednesday, Goldmax said they were having fun living their dream as artists. He revealed that he fell asleep on Tuesday night watching the awards nomination before he was awoken by his friend Sphamandla Gumede who broke the news to him. 

"I jumped and screamed until everyone at home woke up to celebrate with me. It is like a dream to be nominated let alone sharing a stage with big names like Beyonce, Jay-Z and many other big artists. It is unbelievable that at our age we will be representing our country and KwaMashu, but it is a blessing. Gqom music is the future, for sure people should know that," he said.

SUNDAY TRIBUNE