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
Skhumba Felix Hlophe
Favourite Rising Star
Favourite Radio Personality
Ntate Thuso Motaung
Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza
Selby ‘Selbeyonce’ Mkhize
Favourite Music Artist / Group
Favourite Sports Personality