Nathi Mthethwa Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards Nominees

The 2018 Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards Nominees Revealed

The road to the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards officially kicked off last night at the remarkable Soweto Theatre where they unveiled the 2018 nominees that will fight it out to be rated amongst the best on the 24th of November at Carnival City’s, Top Arena.

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Founder and CEO, Perfecta Khumalo welcomed the public who attended the glitzy nominations announcement and re-assured the Kwaito and House loving community that MKHMA will never abandon SA musicians even if it means losing sponsors or media falsely labelling them.

“We started this in 2016 because of the passion and we are still going strong, hence one of our values is to put the artist first ” Said Khumalo

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Dressed in isibujwa and pantsula attire, stars such as Mapaputsi, Winnie Khumalo and Eugene Mthethwa filled up the Soweto Theatre and let it be known their support in Perfecta and her Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards team.

Amongst the guests, we had the Godmother from Zola, uMshoza who received a standing ovation and a Best Kwaito Single MKHMA nomination. Nominated in the category alongside her is Drencko, Spikiri and Paul Kulca.

Below is a comprehensive list of the nominees for the 3rd annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards:

Best Kwaito/Gqom group or duo

1. Soweto’s Finest
2. Alaska
3. Distruction boys
4. Big Nuz

Best Gqom artist

1. DJ Maphorisa
2. DJ Tira
3. Tipcee
4. Zinhle Ngidi

Best New Age Kwaito Song

1. Reason-Top 7
2. Kwesta ft Wale-Spirit
3. Fistos-Kotini
4. Abofezela-Umsindo

Best Kwaito Song of 1996-2000

1. Trompies-Magasman
2. Bongo Maffin-Thath’isgubhu
3. TKZee-Dlala Mapantsula
4. Mandoza-Nkalankatha

Best Producer

1. DJ Tira
2. Oskido
3. Spikri
4. DJ Maphorisa

Best Music Video

1. Prince Kaybee ft Lady Zamar-Charlotte
2. Skhokho ft Shavul-Santaro
3. Distruction boyz ft Benny Maverick-Omunye
4. Spikiri ft HHP, Uhuru, Mpho-Moriri wama Indian

Best collaboration

1. Spikiri ft HHP, Uhuru, Mpho-Moriri wama Indian
2. L’vovo Derrango ft Mampintsha-Next better man
3. DJ Maphorisa ft DJ Tira, Busiswa, Moonchild-Midnight starring
4. Professor ft Feye-Brand new

Radio station that plays Kwaito

1. Tru FM
2. Eldos FM
3. Alex FM
4. Radio 2000

Best House Radio Personality

1. DJ Malwela-Metro FM
2. Thabang Mashile-Transafrica Radio
3. Euphonik-947
4. DJ Finzo-Lesedi FM

Best Kwaito Single

1. Mshoza-Ay’nachorus
2. Paul Kulca-Brown Dash
3. Spikiri-Moriri Wama Indian
4. Drencko-Jaiva ngespoti

Best House Single

1. DJ Shimza-Destino
2. DJ Ganyani-Emazulwini
3. Busiswa-Bazoyenza
4. Prince Kaybee ft Zanda Zakuza-Club Controller

Best House DJ

1. DJ Ganyani
2. Mobi Dixon
3. Black Coffee
4. Prince Kaybee

Best Kwaito DJ

1. Fisha Fasha
2. DJ Miss T
3. DJ Dino Bravo
4. DJ Puggy

Best Kwaito Radio Personality

1. Nkiyase & Tshepo-Alex FM
2. DJ Mgedeza-Massiv Metro
3. Ona Leburu-NWU FM
4. Mark-Eldos FM

Best New Kwaito Artist

1. Pizos-Soyenza
2. Bhubesi-Bhubesi
3. Brigadiya-Amabutho
4. Stena-Phenduka
5. Bholoja-The real man
6. Scyslash-Let it drop
7. Ak4Fellas-My Life
8. T.F.E-Lamapantsula

Best House Artist

1. Lady Zamar
2. Moonchild Sanelly
3. Soulstar
4. Busiswa

Best Kwaito Artist

1. Mshoza
2. Drencko
3. Jakarumba
4. Orlando Pantsula

Best New House Artist

1. Nayshen SA-Afraid of love
2. Dj Spencer T.M.B-Ngiyamthanda
3. Siyafield-Vosho ngekhanda
4. Soulful G-Islima
5. Kasi skyf-Siyabonga

Best Mapantsula/Sbujwa Dance Group

1. Future Mapantsula
2. Via Vyndals
3. Dlala Mapantsula
4. The Triology

Voting lines are now open. SMS cost is R2 and this is how you vote for your favourite: Text MKHMA (Category name) (Artist name) to 40439.

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