Umsebenzi Wethu’ has been voted Amapiano Song of the Year at the South African Amapiano Music Awards 2021 last night at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Busta 929 and the late Mpura ft. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, 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.
The maiden South African Amapiano Music Awards was graced by many South African celebrities who marched into the venue in their colourful outfits.
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) October 23, 2021
An electric performance by Kamo Mphela alongside her dancers changed the whole atmosphere for the audience.
— South African Amapiano Awards (@Official_SAAPA) October 23, 2021
Late amapiano stars, Mpura and Killer Kau who passed away unexpectedly in a horrific car accident while on their way to a gig were also honoured with an award following their outstanding contribution to the music genre.
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
Meanwhile, SABC1 announced that they will be the broadcast partner for The South African Amapiano Awards. The broadcaster said the event will be aired soon.
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