Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards 2021 Nominees

Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards 2021 Nominees

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Organizers of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards announced last night, their nominees for the 6th annual music award ceremony, set to take place on the 27th of November, at the Sun City Super Bowl. Due to social distancing regulations, the two hosts announced the nominees from different parts of the country. Ishmael “Skhokho” Mpeoa was broadcasting from Chaf Pozi in Soweto, while Whitney “DJ Lady Dimplez” Molefinyana was hosting from Sun City in Rustenburg.

Legendary Kwaito group, Trompies leads the tally of nominees at the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards. The music group, who recently lost Emmanuel “Mjokes” Matsane, got 4 nominations in the Best Kwaito/House/Gqom Group, Best Kwaito Single, Best Kwaito Song of 2010 – 2015, and the Best Collaboration categories. Jakarumba, who is also a part of Trompies, is nominated in the Best Kwaito Artist category. Notable names nominated in this year’s awards include DJ Cleo and Sun -El Musician in the Best DJ category, Black Motion was pitted against Citizen Deep in the Best House single category, while Bucie and Msaki are competing in the Best House Artist category. Prince Kaybee got a nomination in the Best Collaboration category and the Most Voted Song for his smash hit, Uwrongo. DBN Gogo, who is the daughter of former Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, and the only female representative in the Best DJ category, also had her hit song, Khuza Gogo, nomination in the Best Amapiano Song category.

Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards 2021

Full List of Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards 2021 Nominees

BEST PRODUCER

DJ Maphorisa
Guffy Pilane
TNS
Master KG

BEST KWAITO SONG OF 2010 – 2015

Professor ft DJ Tira – Jezebel (2010)
Arthur Mafokate – Hlokoloza (2011)
Mgarimbe – Sister Bettina (2013)
Trompies – Senatla (2014)

BEST COLLABORATION (Kwaito/Gqom/House/Amapiano)

Mr Brown & Rubber Soul ft Zanda Zakuza & Makhadzi – Thandolwam Nguwe
MFR Souls ft Kamo Mphela, Bontle Smith, Major League DJ’s – Amanikiniki
Prince Kaybee ft Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku – Uwrongo
Trompies ft Sjava & Mbuzeni – Ukhala Kanjani

BEST STATION THAT PLAYS KWAITO

Gagasi FM
Ligwalagwala FM
Mahikeng FM
Radio 2000

BEST DJ

DBN Gogo
Dj Ganyani
DJ Cleo
Sun El – Musician

BEST HOUSE ARTIST

Bucie
Mpumi
Msaki
Naakmusiq

2021 SPECIAL CATEGORY

Abofezela ft Bob Mabena & Sibonelo – Bhampa Mkhelele
Gearboxx – Ayoba
Mrijo The Havock – Intwemnandi remix
Not Guilty ft T-Man Gavini – Muzika

BEST NEW KWAITO ARTIST

Abokaukau – Abayaz’ ikwaito
Buda Da Element – Dlala Mbijan
Castro ft Nkozah, Chinaman & Spy2 – Namhlanje
Mr Jovilove – Wena Wedwa
Mtezman – Mongameli
OGK4Lyf ft KB the Suspect – Lokshin
Pizos – iKasi
Slender Dee – Banamanga
Slo’ Makoya – Beach to Beach
Super Red C – Nora

BEST KWAITO SINGLE

Kwesta – Njandini
L’vovo & Danger ft Mampintsha – Sukuma Mkami
Professor ft Dj Tira, Kamoo Letsosa & Pex Africah – Sekawinile
Trompies ft Sjava & Mbuzeni – Ukhala Kanjani

BEST NEW HOUSE ARTIST

Chomza – Skhaftin
DJ Sammy Dollar98 – Could this be
DJ Spencer Tmb – Ntoyami
Siya Muziek – Pretending to be fine

BEST HOUSE SINGLE

Black Motion ft Msaki – Marry Me
Citizen Deep ft Thiwe – Sabela
Heavy k ft Professor – Tsamaya
Leroy Styles & Zakes Bantwini – Yekokwam

BEST NEW AMAPIANO ARTIST

EL Rhythms – Supaman
Mashankura SA – Skobo
Mbizo ft MFR Souls & Tshepo King – Jabulisa Abantu
Scylash ft Masoja – Lenyora

BEST NEW – NEW AGE KWAITO ARTIST

Chakalaka ft Stan B & Miss V – Can’t Get
DJ Tseva – Spiritual
DJ Zbu Sgebengu – Beef Ka Malambani
Kaitist Joe – Makhwapheni
Man T – Ke Nako
Mdavovo – Kaptein
Rova City – Kuyezwakala
Seshmoola & Bravo – Ujes’uhlal’eZola
Success SA – Ama’Boza
Taminology – One Time

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Anaconda ft Ntosh Gazi – Ama Mask
Jamaika Convers ft Mabuzza – Long Live Kwaito
Kamo Mphela – Nkulunkulu
Makhadzi ft Mr Brown – Murahu

BEST GROUP or DUO (KWAITO/HOUSE/GQOM/AMAPIANO)

Bongo Maffin
MFR Souls
Soul Majestik
Trompies

BEST AMAPIANO SONG

MFR Souls – Amanikiniki
Mapara A Jazz ft Ntosh Gazi & Colano – John Vuli Gate
Focalistic ft Vigro Deep – Ke Star
DBN Gogo, Blaqnick & MasterBlaq ft Mpura, M.J. & Ama Avenger – Khuza Gogo

BEST KWAITO ARTIST

L’vovo
Jakarumba
Picat
Professor

BEST GQOM ARTIST

Andile Mpisane
Tipcee
Mampintsha
Madanon

MOST VOTED SONG

Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa ft Samthing Soweto, Aymos, Mas Musiq & Myztro – Emcimbini
Mapara A Jazz ft Ntosh & Colano – John Vuli Gate
Rethabile Khumalo ft Master KG – Ntyilo Ntyilo
Prince Kaybee ft Shimza, Black Motion & Ami Faku – Uwrongo

Voting lines are now open to the public and will remain open until the 17th of September. To vote, send an SMS with the keyword MKHMA, the sub keyword, and the name of the nominated artist to 40439, and make sure to keep the space between the keyword, sub-keywords, and the artist’s name.

One of MKHMA’s focus areas is to recognize, celebrate, and connect artists who are constantly working hard to craft great music, slowly upraising them to the top. MKHMA also unearths individuals who can achieve great and immense success in their careers. The 6th annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards in partnership with Mmabana Arts, Culture, and Sports Foundation, will be hosted at the Sun City Superbowl, on the 27th of November 2021.

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