The Dogg was honored by Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) with an award for the inspirational role he played during the past 20 years of the trade fair’s existence.

The kwaito maestro, who later came to be known as Tee Dee, and also lately King Tee Dee, was honored in the category of “Inspirational Award” yesterday night at Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre.

Also honored in the same category were Wannie Jackson and Lazarus Karandu Shiimi, better known as Gazza.

Both Gazza and The Dogg were instrumental in the early years of the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair as their names were nearly almost constantly every year on the top list of performers who were sure to attract young people to the fair.

The Dogg’s ability to draw large crowds to the fair became an inspiration to the organisers of the OATF and also to other towns in the north who thought of imitating the success of Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair.

When urged by the MC to throw in a ka-performance of sorts after he got his award, The Dogg quipped: “Unfortunately I have retired.

“But I see a lot of business people here, if they can put up a lot of money I will then come out of retirement.”

The awards were sponsored by Standard Bank.

In the photo: The Dogg receiving his award.