Isibaya reign again at the 2nd annual Royalty Soapie Awards

The second annual Royalty Soapie Awards was held at the International Conference Center in Durban.

Isibaya walked away with six awards including the coveted Outstanding Soapie of the Year award.

Motlatsi Mafatshe who plays Sechaba in Isidingo won Outstanding Lead Actor, while Izak Davel who plays Bradly Haines won the Outstanding Newcomer award.

Both Cythia Shange and Danie Odendaal won the Lifetime Achiever award

Andile Sithole and Mapaseka Koetle from Scandal took home the Outstanding Supporting actor and actress awards

Royalty Soapie Awards founder Winnie Ntshaba who is one of the 16 axed Generations stars honoured Mfundi Vundla as an industry pioneer. Unfortunately he didn't attend the rewards

Soapie lovers from across the country voted Villa Rosa the most popular soapie. Therese Benade and Andre Lotte won the Outstanding Villan awards bringing Villa Rosa's award tally to three.

The audience was entertained by DJ Merlon featuring Mondli Ngcobo who performed their smash hit Koze Kuse.

Performances were also made by house and R&B singer Bucie as well as the 18-member Durban Gospel Choir.

The ceremony was hosted by comedian

Comedy duo of Goliath & Goliath, Donovan and Jason, were MCs during the awards ceremony.

Host Donovan Goliath welcomed  the losers to tweet #shouldabeenme.

In a previous interview with Sowetan, Winnie Ntshaba said she came up with the idea because the industry needed to celebrate all its players, and to create competition among actors, scriptwriters and producers.

"I call them the Royalty Soapie Awards because actors are treated like kings and queens by ordinary people."



Outstanding Soapie of the Year - Isibaya

Lifetime Achiever - Cythia Shange and Danie Odendaal

Outstanding Lead Actor - Motlatsi Mafatshe who plays Sechaba in Isidingo

Outstanding Lead Actress - Masasa Mbangeni from Scandal

Outstanding Female Villain - Therese Benade from Villa Rosa

Outstanding Male Villain - Andre Lotte from Villa Rosa

Most Popular Soapie of the year - Villa Rosa

Outstanding Newcomer - Izak Davel who plays Bradly in Isidingo

Outstanding Lighting - Isibaya

Outstanding Editing Team - Isibaya

Outstanding Directing Team - Adze Ugah for Isibaya

Outstanding Supporting Actor - Andile Sithole from Scandal 

Outstanding supporting Actress - Mapaseka Koetle from Scandal

Outstanding Set Design - Isibaya

Outstanding Wardrobe - Isibaya

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