NOMINEES FOR THE 7TH MZANSI KWAITO AND HOUSE MUSIC AWARDS REVEALED

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The nominees for the 7th Annual Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards were announced at a prestigious event on Thursday 16th June 2022 at Soweto Theatre. This year marks the 7th anniversary of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards (MKHMA). In celebration of seven years of existence of the awards, this year’s theme is “Hola 7, Ziwu 7”. The ceremony saw many emerging and well-known artists coming in numbers to see if they were nominated for these prestigious awards.

‘’This year’s nominee announcement ceremony was well received by the music industry though it was a sad moment for me as it was the first time we were celebrating without our managing director, Mr Thulani Malinga, who sadly passed on in 2021. This event came at the right time when everybody, especially in the music industry, needed something to lift their spirits after the lockdown and the losses we suffered as the creative arts industry. This year we received a record-breaking number of submissions, affirming the artists’ appreciation of the awards. I would like to thank the judges who did a stellar job in choosing the best even though they had a difficult time in choosing the nominees as the submissions comprised of the best in the industry.”, says Perfecta Malinga the CEO of MKHMA.

A number of legends in the kwaito music genre such as Zola 7, Doc Shebeleza, GP MaOrange, Eugene Mthethwa, and a few others graced the event. Outstanding performances from upcoming kwaito artists left the audience asking for more proving once again that kwaito music is here to stay.
The 7th Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards nominees are:

BEST KWAITO ARTIST
• Anaconda
• Simply Eugene
• Mrijo The Havock
• Mrow Lepantsula

BEST NEW KWAITO ARTIST
• Jovislash
• De Original Careless
• Appsolype
• Monde GP

BEST HOUSE ARTIST
• Zakes Bantwini
• Micasa
• Nomcebo Zikode
• Soulful G

BEST NEW HOUSE ARTIST
• Marcia Paris
• Mike Morgan
• Sphe
• Siso Em

BEST NEW – NEW AGE KWAITO ARTIST
• Strings Makoya
• Major King
• TDK Original Makased
• Bugzito

BEST NEW GQOM ARTIST
• DJ Manlucio
• Leftezzy
• Master MPZ
• Kay Da Prince

BEST RADIO STATION
• Jozi FM
• Ukhozi FM
• Radio 2000
• YFM

BEST DJ
• DJ Shimza
• DJ Roger Goode
• DJ Clock
• DJ Christos

BEST AMAPANTSULA / SBUJWA DANCE GROUP
• Sgoob Kwela Wa Lepantsula
• Ghetto Revolution
• Y2K Pantsulas
• Hero Fire Pantsulas Dogs

BEST HOUSE SINGLE
• Osama – Zakes Bantwini ft Kasango
• Tayari- Prince Kaybee ft Idd Azizz
• Asbuyeli- Heavy K ft Drumetic Boys and Malumnator
• Sikelela- TNS and Kasango ft Bukeka

BEST AMAPIANO SONG
• Qmark & Tpzee Ft Afriikan Papi – Paris
• Killa Kau – Amaneighbour
• Kabza De Small – Woza
• Dj Maporisa & Tyler Icu ft Madumane, Mpura, Daliwonga & Visca – Izolo
BEST QGOM ARTIST
• Dladla Mshunqisi
• Worst Behaviour
• T-Man
• DJ Lag

BEST PRODUCER
• DJ Maporisa
• DJ Tira
• Kabza De Small
• Tweezy

BEST GROUP /DUO
• Black Motion
• Micasa
• Mafikizolo
• Alaska

BEST NEW PRODUCER
• Bondas
• Skhumba De DJ
• DJ Spetla
• Xhosa Vibe

BEST COLLABORATION
• Major League DJz, Abidoza – Ayeyeye ft. Costa Titch, Reece Madlisa, Mr. Jazziq, Zuma
• Wami Forever By Heavy K ft. Soulstar And Mo-T
• Bello No Gallo – Khula ft Niseni
• DJ Maphorisa & Tyler Icu, ft Madumane, Mpura, Daliwonga & Visca – Izolo

BEST NEW AMAPIANO ARTIST
• Frey Music
• Funda T
• Ndofaya
• Taminology

BEST RADIO PERSONALITY
• Mpho Culas Nyama- Cut FM
• Lucky Delitet Moeletsi – Jozi FM
• Vee Mthembu & Refiloe Motsei -Jozi FM
• Vincent Sthenic Sibiya – Soweto FM

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
• William Last Krm ft Takunda – Iy-Yi (Official Music Video) Mizdawi
• Ebabayo By Prince Kaybee ft. Nokwazi
• Osama By Zakes Bantwini ft. Kasango
• Bello No Gallo – Khula ft Niseni

BEST KWAITO SINGLE
• Vukani & Nkiyase – Ingoma
• Billy The Queen ft Emza & Proffesor- Stha
• Blacklez & Chad Da Don ft Taminology – Nkaojola 2.0 Remix
• Spijojo ft Drencko – Father God

BEST NEW AGE KWAITO SONG
• Imali – Phalafala, Vintilage Sa ft Thabo Bash & Slievas
• Umjolo – Abidoza ft Boohle & Casper
• Sizodlala La – Simply Eugene
• Pencil, Ricky Rick, Villa – New Age Kwaito

MOST VOTED SONG
• Osama – Zakes Bantwini ft. Kasango
• As’buyeli – Heavy-K ft. Drumetic Boyz And Malumnator
• The Journey – Black Motion ft. Tosh
• Ebabayo – Prince Kaybee ft. Nokwazi
This year’s MKHMA awards ceremony will take place on 26 November 20222 and the event is moving to a new and exciting venue which will be announced soon.