Stars recognised at the first SA Amapiano Awards

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Lady Du walked off with the Best Female Amapiano Artist ward.
Lady Du walked off with the Best Female Amapiano Artist ward.
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It was the first of its kind. It's a genre that's been growing in leaps and bounds in SA and abroad, so it seemed fitting that it be celebrated with the first Amapiano Awards ceremony. 

The historical event was held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg and the pioneers of the genre were lauded for their work. 

Presented by actor and comedian Moshe Ndiki and content creator Robot Boii, the audience was treated to performances by choreographer Kamo Mphela, who also walked away with two wins, Sir Trill, Amaroto, Lady Du, and an on-stage exhibition to honour late Amapiano artists Killer Kau, Mpura, TD, Thando Tot and Rustenburg firefighter Sanza Mohumi. 

The awards will be broadcast on SABC 1 and dates will be announced closer to the time.

Here is the full list of winners:
Best Amapiano Street Dancer - Hope Ramafalo
Best Amapiano Music Video - Major League DJz & Abidoza feat. Mpho Sebina – Dinaledi

Best Amapiano Newcomer - Boohle

Friends Of Amapiano - Riky Rick

Most Viral Amapiano Song Of the Year - Khuza Gogo by DBN Gogo, Blaqnick, and MasterBlaq feat. Mpura, Ama Avenger & MJ

Best Amapiano Dance Act - Kamo Mphela

Best Amapiano Live Vocal Performance - Sir Trill
Best Amapiano Lyricist/Rapper - Mpura

Best Amapiano Vocalist - Boohle

Best Amapiano Collaboration - Killer Kau & Mr JazziQ | Amaneighbor feat Reece Madlisa, Zuma & Thackzin DJ

Best Amapiano Music Producer - Kabza De Small

Best Amapiano Produced Song - Umsebenzi Wethu

Best Amapiano Duo or Group - Amaroto

Best Amapiano Female DJ Act - Owami Mafokate

Best Amapiano Male DJ Act - DJ Melzi

Amapiano Album Of the Year - De Mthuda | Ace Of Spades

Best Female Amapiano Artist - Lady Du

Best Male Amapiano Artist - Mr Jazziq

Amapiano Artist of the Year - Kamo Mphela

Amapiano Song Of the Year - Umsebenzi Wethu

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