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Top talent to be recognised at the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards  

On Saturday 26 August, the first ever DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards are set to take place, in recognition of the amazing talent that keeps DStv audiences glued to their screens on Mzansi Magic channels.
With 50 Mzansi stars to choose from in 10 awards categories, fans will have the power to choose who makes it on top of the hotly contested categories recognising the who’s who of Mzansi entertainment.

In the Favourite Actor category, we have the supremely gifted Warren Masemola going up against heavyweights Sello Maake Ka-Ncube and Themba Ndaba, and talented young ones Siyabonga Twala and Ntokozo Dlamini. The Favourite Actress category is just as tough – Vatiswa Ndara, Masasa Mbangeni, Thuso Mbedu, Thandeka Dawn King and Lorcia Cooper are all vying for this one.

How does one even begin to choose between Black Coffee, DJ Zinhle, Prince Kaybee, Shimza and Tira in the Favourite DJ list? There’ll be more confusion for the fans when they have to pick from local music colossals AKA, Kwesta, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Murda (Black Motion) and Smol (Black Motion) for Favourite Music Artist/Group. As they say on social media streets, Issa Mess!

We’ll see who will have the last laugh when #TeamSkhumba goes up against #TeamCeleste; or maybe the side-splitting antics of Tumi Morake, Mashabela Galane or Thabo Kgaphola will triumph above others in the Favourite Comedian category.

Another hotly contested category is Rising Star, where Amanda Black, Zamani Mbatha, Michelle Mosalakae, Jabulani Hadebe and Andile Phehlukwayo are pitted against each other.

With so much talent under one roof, the inaugural DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards is guaranteed to be an evening of intrigue, suspense and good old fun – served Mzansi style!

Below is the full list of categories and nominees… 

  1. Song Of The Year
  2. Musa ft Robbie Malinga – Mthande
  3. Black Motion – Imali
  4. Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe –Gobisiqolo
  5. OkMalumKoolKat – Gqi
  6. Prince Kaybee – Charlotte


  1. TV Presenter
  2. Robert Marawa
  3. Pearl Modiadie
  4. Phat Joe
  5. Bonang Matheba
  6. Thembisa Mdoda


  1. Comedian
  2. Skhumba
  3. Summary
  4. Celeste Ntuli
  5. Tumi Morake
  6. Mashabela


  1. Rising Star
  2. Amanda Black
  3. Zamani Mbatha
  4. Michelle Mosalakae
  5. Sjava
  6. Andile Phehlukwayo


  1. Radio Personality
  2. T-Bose
  3. Tbo Touch
  4. Anele Mdoda
  5. Sgqemeza
  6. Ba2cada


  1. Actor
  2. Ntokozo Dlamini
  3. Warren Masemola
  4. Siyabonga Thwala
  5. Sello Maake Ka – Ncube
  6. Themba Ndaba


  1. Actress
  2. Vatiswa Ndara
  3. Thuso Mbedu
  4. Masasa Mbangeni
  5. Lorcia Cooper
  6. Dawn Thandeka King


  1. Music Artist or Group
  2. Lebo Sekgobela
  3. Black Motion
  4. AKA
  5. Cassper Nyovest
  6. Kwesta


  1. DJ
  2. Black Coffee
  3. DJ Zinhle
  4. Prince Kaybee
  5. DJ Shimza
  6. Tira


  1. Sports Personality
  2. Caster Semenya
  3. Wayde van Niekerk
  4. Kagiso Rabada
  5. Keagan Dolly
  6. Akani Simbine

For more information please log on to www.dstv.com

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