Nominees for SA Amapiano Awards 2023

The South African Amapiano Awards will occur this year 2023 which will be its second edition since its inception in 2021.

This year’s theme Amapiano to the world, and it will take place at Sun Arena, on the 2nd of April 2023.
CEO of the South African Amapiano Awards DJ Qness says, “The South African Amapiano Awards are one of South Africa’s most anticipated music awards which look to celebrate the hottest Amapiano artists in South Africa,” he says.

“As part of our mission “Amapiano to the world”, we will continue to push the frontiers, while showcasing the impact African music and culture is making across the world. The sneaker brand, Bathu announced a partnership with the awards.

Check out the full list below:

Best Amapiano street dancer

Chad Jones & Family
Soweto’s Finest
Hope Ramafalo & Hlogi Mash (House Of H&H)
Kananelo & Tlhogi
Thee Buhle

Best Amapiano Online DJ / Performance Platform

Balcony Mix – Major League DJz
Black Music – Mr Jazziq
Groove Cartel – Groove Cartel
Mordecai – DJ Mordecai
Pianocast – Stanky DeeJay

Best Amapiano Artist Manager

Coby for DBN Gogo
Dada Archie for Amaroto
Kreative Korner for Uncle Waffles
Thuli for Blaqboy Music & Piano Hub
Tshiamo for Musa Keys

Best Amapiano Festive Hit

“Ba Straata” by DJ Maphorisa & Visca feat. Stompiiey, ShaunMusiq, Ftears, Madumane & 2woshort 3
“Tobetsa” by Myztro, ShaunMusiq & Ftears
“Zotata” by Pcee, Justin99 & EeQue ft. Mr Jazziq
“Nkantini” by Mac G & Sir Trill feat. Bailey & EmjayKeyz
“Stimela” by 2 Point 1 ft. Ntate Stunna & Nthabi Sings

Best Amapiano Breakthrough Act

Q-Mark & Tipzee}
Toss, Mdoovar & 9umba
Khanyisa Jaceni

Best Amapiano Dance Act

Bontle Smith
Kamo Mphela
Lady Du
Pabi Cooper
Robot Boii

Friends Of Amapiano

Ami Faku
Cassper Nyovest
Dladla Mshunqisi
Mac Gee
Vetkuk & Mahoota

Best Amapiano Private School Act

Gaba Cannal
DJ Jaivaine
Kelvin Momo
DJ Stokie

Best Amapiano Music Video

“Tanzania” by Uncle Waffles & Tony Duardo feat. Sino Msolo & BoiBizza
“Big Flexa” by Costa Tich feat. C’Buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T
“Izolo” by DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU, Tyler ICU, Visca
“Selema” Musa Keys & Loui
“Umlando” by Toss, Mdoovar & 9umba feat. Sir Trill, Sino Msolo, Lady Du, Young Stunna & Slade

Best Amapiano Styled Artist

Kamo Mphela
Major League DJz
Musa Keys
Uncle Waffles

Best Amapiano Collaboration

“Asibe Happy” by Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa ft. Ami Faku
“Iy’ntsimbi Zase Envy” by Amaroto ft. Busta 929, Beast, & Dladla Mshunqisi
“Khusela” by Kabza De Small ft. Msaki
“Ngixolele” by Busta 929 ft. Boohle
“Siyathandana” by Cassper Nyovest ft. Boohle & Abidoza

Best Amapiano Album / EP

“Agape” by Gaba Cannal
“Ivy League” by Kelvin Momo
“King Of Amapiano 2” by Kabza De Small
“Notumato” by Young Stunna
“Authi ‘eSharp” Mas Musiq

Most Viral Amapiano Song Of the Year

“Ameno Amapiano Remix (You Wanna Bamba)” by Goya Menor & Nektunez
“Hamba Wena” by Deep London & Boohle
“Nkao Tempela” by Ch’cco and Mellow & Sleazy
“Salary Salary” by Robot Boii, Mellow & Sleazy & Soul Revolver feat. Shaun MusiQ & Teearse
“Umlando” by Toss, Mdoovar & 9umba feat. Sir Trill, Sino Msolo, Lady Du, Young Stunna & Slade

Best Amapiano Newcomer

Felo Le Tee
Pabi Cooper
Uncle Waffles
Young Stunna

Best Amapiano Produced Song

“66” by Felo Le Tee & Myztro
“Ivy league” by Kelvin Momo ft. Ch’cco, Yumbs, TaSkipper & Tlholo
“Izolo” by DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU feat. Madumane, Mpura, Daliwonga & Visca 4
“Healer Nhliziyo” by Gaba Cannal & George Lesley ft. Russell Zuma
“Khusela” by Kabza De Small ft. Msaki

Source: Fakazanews

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DJ Zinhle

We’d also like to acknowledge our extended family, the Mohosanas, for their unwavering support during this time, as Bongani Mohosana will be in absentia. Learn more

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