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Full Nominees of the First Annual Amapiano Awards 2021

Full Nominees of the First Annual Amapiano Awards 2021:

The hottest genre in South Africa Amapiano will be getting awards this year.

The musical geniuses of the genre will be getting celebrated in all-inclusive Amapiano affair.

In a released statement, the award’s organisers said that they decided to come up with the awards because the yanos artists have not received any awards for the hard work they continue to put in their songs.

“What somewhat started as an “underdog’s sound” has now gone on to find itself at the forefront of music culture not only in Mzansi but the rest of the continent – and the world. It therefore came as a shock to many when categories in the prominent award ceremonies in the country were not dominated by Amapiano artists – despite the yanos leading in terms of fan base and numbers on social media.

The event organisers added, “Launched right in the midst of a pandemic when artists are being told that they can’t work. The awards show is by the people for the people and winners are voted for the people themselves. Voters can win up to 100 000 worth of prized for voting for their favourite nominees. Artists will win 10 000 cash or each winning category while song of the year will win  a cash prize of 50 000 rands”

As expected the nominees has got tweeps divided, with some stating that undeserving yanos artists will win and those that work hard will hardly get any recognition. 

Some of the categories include: 

Best Amapiano Street Dancer

Best Amapiano Music Video

Best Amapiano Newcomer

Friends of Amapiano

Most Viral Amapiano Song Of The Year

Best Amapiano Dance Act

Best Amapiano Live Vocal Performance

Best Amapiano Lyricist

Best Amapiano Vocalist

Best Amapiano Collaboration

Best Amapiano Music Producer

Best Amapiano Produced Song

Best Amapiano Duo or Group

Best Amapiano Female DJ/Act

Best Amapiano Male DJ/Act

Amapiano Album Of The Year

Best Female Amapiano Artist

Best Male Amapiano Artist

Amapiano Artist Of The Year

Amapiano Song Of The Year 

Each Genre has a unique code so that people can vote. Free SMS’s do not apply and you may vote as many times as you like. Voting lines close on 30 September 2021 at 12PM. 

The nominees for Amapiano Song of the Year are as follows: 

Ke Star – Focalistic

Umsebenzi wethu – Busta 99

Khuza Gogo –  Amanikiniki

Emathandweni – Zandimaz

Uthando – Dloz lam

John Wick –  Vula Mlomo

Dinaledi – Major League 

Amapiano artist of the year nominees are (SMS your fav to 34046): 

Kamo Mphela

Major League DJ’s


Lady Du

DBN Gogo

 Best Male Amapiano Artist (SMS your fav to 44902):


De Mthuda

Mas Muziq

Mr Jazziq

Musa keys 

Best Female Amapiano Artist (SMS your fav to 44901):

DBN Gogo

Lady Du


Kamo Mphela


Best Amapiano Male DJ’s (SMS your fav to 44993):

Mr Jazziq

Dj Stokkie

DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small

Dj Melzi

Major League DJs

Best Amapiano Female DJ/Act (SMS your fav to 44992) :

Lamiez Holworthy

DBN Gogo



Owami Mafokate 

Best Amapiano Music Producer (SMS your fav to 33082):

De Mthuda

Busta 929

Josiah Disciple

Kabza De Small


Best Amapiano Vocalist (SMS your fav to 44837):


Samthing Soweto

Soulful G


Lady Du 

This is what tweeps had to say about the awards: 

@Zusiphe_SA said, “Dj Cleo did magic with that Gcini Mpilo yami but uzobona imlingo come these awards” 

@Tshepo_M10 said, “De mthuda might just be a fan favourite, he trended right after the amapiano Awards announcement”

@__ubereatzz said, “Since we getting amapiano awards, a category for “Best Love & Piano episode” would make sense & my vote would go to whatever was happening with Busta 929” 

Who will you be voting for and do you think some of the nominated people deserved to make the cut?