Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards – Your Favourite Star Awaits Your Vote

The clock is ticking for the viewers to vote for their favourites in the first ever DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards set to take place on Saturday, 26 August 2017.

With 50 Mzansi stars to choose from in 10 awards categories, fans 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!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to choose your 1Life “Life changer” in the category that aims to recognise unsung heroes who make a difference in our communities on a daily basis. This category closes earlier on  the 04th August 2017.

Vote via WeChat, SMS and USSD Codes, voting closes Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

Below is the full list of categories and nominees…

1. Song Of The Year
A. Musa ft Robbie Malinga – Mthande
B. Black Motion – Imali
C. Bhizer ft Busiswa, SC Gorna, Bhepepe –Gobisiqolo
D. OkMalumKoolKat – Gqi
E. Prince Kaybee – Charlotte

2. TV Presenter
A. Robert Marawa
B. Pearl Modiadie
C. Phat Joe
D. Bonang Matheba
E. Thembisa Mdoda

3. Comedian
A. Skhumba
B. Summary
C. Celeste Ntuli
D. Tumi Morake
E. Mashabela

4. Rising Star
A. Amanda Black
B. Zamani Mbatha
C. Michelle Mosalakae
D. Sjava
E. Andile Phehlukwayo

5. Radio Personality
A. T-Bose
B. Tbo Touch
C. Anele Mdoda
D. Sgqemeza
E. Ba2cada

6. Actor
A. Ntokozo Dlamini
B. Warren Masemola
C. Siyabonga Thwala
D. Sello Maake Ka – Ncube
E. Themba Ndaba

7. Actress
A. Vatiswa Ndara
B. Thuso Mbedu
C. Masasa Mbangeni
D. Lorcia Cooper
E. Dawn Thandeka King

8. Music Artist or Group
A. Lebo Sekgobela
B. Black Motion
D. Cassper Nyovest
E. Kwesta

9. DJ
A. Black Coffee
B. DJ Zinhle
C. Prince Kaybee
D. DJ Shimza
E. Tira

10. Sports Personality
A. Caster Semenya
B. Wayde van Niekerk
C. Kagiso Rabada
D. Keagan Dolly
E. Akani Simbine

How To Vote:

Vote via WeChat

Download the WeChat app on your smartphone, tap on search > Official Account, add ID mzansimagictv and vote up to 100 times for free. Alternatively, scan the QR code from inside WeChat for access to the Official Account. Use the keyword “dmvcavote” for quick access to voting. Data charges apply.

Vote via SMS

To vote via SMS, text the Nominee keyword (i.e. the numbers in the brackets next to the name of each nominee – 1A, 2A etc.) to 39201. SMS votes are limited to 100 votes. R1,50 per SMS – no free SMS’s

Vote via USSD

To vote via USSD send the Nominee keyword (i.e. 1A, 2A), using the following details *120*33033#.  Votes are limited to 100 votes.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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