Updated: Oct 26, 2021
The Genre, Amapiano, is taking the world by storm, it brings pure postive vibes has transformed into one of South Africa’s biggest assets.
The sound has gained attention the of millions of South African Youths, elders and prominent music moguls such as Diddy, Swizz Beats, Naira Marley, Davido, Virgil and the like.
So, the Amapiano awards just seems fitting to celebrate the work of everyone that has played a part in transforming this genre into what it is today. It is only right to recognise the Producers, Artists, DJs, Dancers, Vocalists for showcasing their talent.
The maiden South African Amapiano Music Awards was graced by many South African celebrities who marched into the venue in their colours and flamboyant outfits. We love to see it!
In the awards, Busta 929 and the late Mpura ft. Zuma, MrJazziQ, Lady Du and Reece Madlisa took the grand price of R50,000 for the Song Of the Year Award with all the other category winners pocketing R10,000 each.
Boohle seems to have gone home with the biggest win as she secured two awards.
Respectively, the Late Amapiano stars, Mpura and Killer Kau were honoured at the event.
Let’s take a look at the full list of 2021 winners below:
Best Amapiano Music Video
Nkulunkulu’ – Kamo Mphela
Ke Star’ – Focalistic
Emathandweni’ – DJ Zandimaz
Dinaledi’ – Major League DJz, Abidoza, Mpho Sebina – Winner
Woza’ – Sha Sha
Best Amapiano Newcomer
Boohle – Winner
Friends of Amapiano
Vetkuk vs Mahoota
Riky Rick – Winner
Most Viral Amapiano Song of the Year
John Vuligate’ – Mapara A Jazz, Ntosh Gazi and Colano
Catalia’ – Junior De Rocka, Lady Du, Mr JazziQ, Mellow and Sleazy
Khuza Gogo’ – DBN Gogo, Blaqnick, MasterBlaq, Mpura, Ama Avenger and MJ – Winner
Vula Mlomo’ – Musa Keys, Sir Trill and Nobantu Vilakaz
Dakiwe’ – Lady Du, DBN Gogo, Mr JazziQ, Seekay and Busta 929
Best Amapiano Dance Act
Kamo Mphela – Winner
Best Amapiano Lyricist/Rapper
Reece Madlisa & Zuma
Mpura – Winner
Best Amapinao Vocalist
Boohle – Winner
Best Amapiano Collaboration
Reece Madlisa and Zuma ft. Mr Jazziq & Busta 929 – ‘Zlele’
Mr Jazziq, Kabza De Small and Lady Du ft. Boohle – ‘Woza’
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa ft. Aymos, Samthing Soweto, Myztro & Mas Musiq – ‘Emcimbini’
Semi Tee & Mdu Aka Trp ft. Sir Trill – ‘Isingisi’
Killer Kau & Mr Jazziq ft. Reece Madlisa, Zuma and DJ Thackzin – ‘Amaneighbour’ – Winner
Best Amapiano Music Producer
Josiah De Disciple
Kabza De Small – Winner
Amapiano Song of the Year
‘Ke Star’ – Focalistic ft. Vigro Deep
‘Umsebenzi Wethu’ – Busta 929 & Mpura ft. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du & Reece Madlisa – Winner
‘Khuza Gogo’ – DBN Gogo, Blaqnick & MasterBlaq ft. Mpura, Ama Avenger & MJ
‘Amanikiniki’ – MFR Souls ft. Major League DJz, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith
‘Uthando’ – Soa Mattrix & Soulful G ft. Shaun 101
‘Emathandweni’ – Zandimaz ft. Nokwazi
‘Idlozi Lam’ – DJ Obza ft. Nkosazana & DJ Freetz
‘John Wick’ – De Mthuda ft. Sir Trill & Da Muziqal Chef
‘Vula Mlomo’ – Musa Keys ft. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi
‘Dinaledi’ – Major League DJz ft. Abidoza & Mpho Sebina
Best Amapiano Street Dancer
Theebuhle (Lundi Buhle Gugwana)
Best Amapiano Live Vocal Performance