Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards - the full list of nominees

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The DSTV Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DMVCA) launch event was held at Summer Place in Hyde Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The full list of nominees was released.

Gqom sensation, Destruction Boyz, and their smash hit, Omunye commanded the spotlight, leading the nominees list with an impressive three nods; for Song of the Year, Favourite Rising Star and Favourite Music Artist/Group.

Nipping close at the heels with two nominations each are Prince Kaybee and Kagiso Rabada.

Prince Kaybee is nominated in the Song of the Year and Favourite DJ categories, while Rabada appears in the Favourite Sports Personality of the Year and Favourite Personality of the Year lists.

Rabada will have to beat stiff competition from media darling Bonang Matheba, crowd favourite Papa Penny Ahee, Mzansi sweetheart Nomzamo Mbatha and the flamboyant reality TV star Somizi Mhlongo.

Last year, fan favourite Thembisa Mdoda walked away with the gong for Mzansi’s ultimate favourite personality.

This year there is the addition of a new category, Favourite Personality of the Year, which will be awarded to a personality that has gone above and beyond to have an impact in our society.

There’s also a hardworking and dedicated community leader who will be bestowed the Life Changer award. This is a person who has worked tirelessly and passionately for the betterment of their community to create positive change. This person will also receive a cash prize of R50 000 (Fifty Thousand Rands).

Below is the full list of categories and nominees:

Favourite Song Of The Year

Prince Kaybee & Lasoulmates Ft Zanda Zakuza & Tns – Club Controller Dj Maphorisa Ft Dj Tira, Busiswa & Moonchild Sanelly – Midnight Starring

Heavy K Ft Nokwazi & Bucie – Inde

Distruction Boyz Ft Dladla Mshunqisi & Benny Maverick – Omunye

Kwesta Ft Wale - Spirit

Favourite Tv Presenter

Lerato Kganyago

Thomas Mlambo

Pearl Modiadie

Carol Tshabalala

Anele Mdoda

Favourite Comedian

Skhumba Felix Hlophe

Tumi Morake

Smowkey Nyembe

Mpho Popps

Favourite Rising Star

Smash Afrika

Luvo Manyonga

Distruction Boyz

Langa Mavuso

Lungi Ngidi

Favourite Radio Personality

Anele Mdoda

Ntate Thuso Motaung

Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza

Dj Fresh

Selby ‘Selbeyonce’ Mkhize

Favourite Actor 

Warren Masemola

Hamilton Dlamini

Mduduzi Mabaso

Masoja Msiza

Khulu Skenjana

Favourite Actress

Thembsie Matu

Rami Chuene

Linda Sebezo

Moshidi Motshegwa

Lesego Marakalla

Favourite Music Artist / Group 

Lady Zamar


Distruction Boyz



Favourite Dj

Ms Cosmo

Dj Maphorisa

Prince Kaybee

Dj Tira

Black Coffee

Favourite Sports Personality 

Kagiso Rabada

Percy Tau

Caster Semenya

Pitso Mosimane

Siya Kolisi

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