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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