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Who Should Be Crowned The Amapiano King At The 1st Annual Awards?

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
– Focalistic
– Lady Du
– DBN Gogo

Best Male Amapiano Artist (SMS your fav to 44902)

– Focalistic
– De Mthuda
– Mas Muziq
– Mr Jazziq
– Musa keys

Best Female Amapiano Artist (SMS your fav to 44901)

– DBN Gogo
– Lady Du
– Buhle
– Kamo Mphela
– Shasha

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

– Mr Jazziq
– Dj Stokkie
– Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
– Dj Melzi
– Major League DJs

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

– Lamiez Holworthy
– DBN Gogo
– Zandimaz
– TXNC
– Owami Mafokate

Best Amapiano Music Producer (SMS your fav to 33082)

– De Mthuda
– Busta 929
– Josiah Disciple
– Kabza De Small
– Abidoza

Best Amapiano Vocalist (SMS your fav to 44837)

– Buhle
– Samthing Soweto
– Soulful G
– Shasha
– 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?

-ZAlebs