Zimbabwe Is Well Represented Among The Nominees For The Inaugural Amapiano Awards As Sha Sha Bags 4 Nominations And Dj Zandimaz Gets 2

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The South African Amapiano Awards are here and Zimbabwean artists are well represented among the nominees. The BET award winning Sha Sha is one of artists leading the way as she has 4 nominations while Dj Zandimaz has 2. They are going to be however facing tough competition for the awards as they're nominated against some music heavy weights. For this first installment of awards the South African Amapiano Awards Governing Body considered artists’ contributions to the genre and musical projects that were released from 01 January 2020 to 31 March 2021. 

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Commenting on the nominations for their artist in a statement to us, Khaya Defero said:

Super exciting times to finally see this growing genre being appreciated and we are really proud and happy for Sha Sha for being nominated for the first Amapiano Awards, fingers crossed she bags a few home

According to the statement on the official site for the awards artists are set to walk away with R10,000 for winning a category while the Amapiano song of the year winner will walk away with R50,000:

Launched right in the midst of a pandemic when artists are being told that they can’t work, the awards show is by the people, for the people and winners are voted for by the people themselves. Voters can win up to 100 000 worth of prizes for voting for their favorite nominees. Artists will win R10 000 cash for each winning category while Song of the Year will win a cash prize of 50 000 randsAMAPIANO TO THE WORLD!

The voting for the awards will be done via text and each text will cost R2. Here are the categories in full that feature Sha Sha and Dj Zandimaz:

Best Amapiano music video

  • Kamo Mphela - Nkulunkulu 
  • Focalistic - Ke Star 
  • DJ Zandimaz - Emathandweni
  • Major League DJz, Abidoza, Mpho Sebina Dinaledi
  • Sha Sha - Woza 

Best Amapiano live vocal performance 

  • Samthing Soweto
  • Daliwonga 
  • Sha Sha
  • Sir Trill
  • Boohle 

Best Amapiano Vocalist

  • Boohle 
  • Samthing Soweto 
  • Soulful G 
  • Sha Sha
  • Lady Du

Best Amapiano Female Dj Act

  • Lamiez Holworthy
  • Dbn Gogo
  • Zandimaz
  • T x C (Tarryn & Clair) 
    Owami Mafokate 

Best Female Amapiano Artist

  • Dbn Gogo
  • Lady Du
  • Boohle
  • Kamo Mphela 
  • Sha Sha

Amapiano song of the year 

  • Ke Star - Focalistic feat. Vigro Deep
  • Umsebenzi Wethu - Busta 929 & Mpura feat. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du & Reece Madlisa 
  • Khuza Gogo - Dbn Gogo, Blaqnick & MasterBlaq feat. Mpura, Ama Avenger & MJ | KHUZA GOGO 
  • Amanikiniki - MFR Souls feat. Major League DJz, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith 
  • Uthando - Soa Mattrix & Soulful G feat. Shaun 101 
  • Emathandweni - Zandimaz feat. Nokwazi 
  • Idlozi Lam - DJ Obza feat. Nkosazana & DJ Freetz 
  • John Wick - De Mthuda feat. Sir Trill & Da Muziqal Chef 
  • Vula Mlomo - Musa Keys feat. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi
  • Dinaledi - Major League DJz feat. Abidoza & Mpho Sebina 

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