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):
Major League DJ’s
Best Male Amapiano Artist (SMS your fav to 44902):
Best Female Amapiano Artist (SMS your fav to 44901):
Best Amapiano Male DJ’s (SMS your fav to 44993):
Major League DJs
Best Amapiano Female DJ/Act (SMS your fav to 44992) :
Best Amapiano Music Producer (SMS your fav to 33082):
Kabza De Small
Best Amapiano Vocalist (SMS your fav to 44837):
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?