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DStv Announces The Amapiano And House Hitmakers That Will Rock The DStv MVCA Stage

DStv and Mzansi Magic are bringing Mzansi’s biggest hitmakers to the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg for the 3rd annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DStv MVCAs). Announced today as the first set of performers geared to rock the DStv MVCA stage on 14 March 2020, these artists had South Africa dancing throughout the festive season with Amapiano and House hits, and now they are ready to bring the Ticketpro Dome down in collaboration with 1Life and Africa’s most-loved storyteller, DStv.

DStv has pulled out all the stops to bring viewers a spectacular show that is aimed to honour and celebrate local stars and gamechangers across 11 different entertainment categories. Proudly presented by 1Life – and one of the most anticipated events in the local entertainment calendar – the awards will be hosted by award-winning TV personality and entrepreneur Minnie Dlamini Jones.

The ceremony will see a number of artists who dominated the music charts in 2019 performing some of their best hits. This year’s ‘Favourite Song of the Year’ category is brought by JOOX in partnership with DStv. DStv gives JOOX VIP to DStv customers with active Compact, Compact Plus, or Premium subscriptions.

“This ongoing relationship made our sponsorship of the ‘Favourite Song of the Year’ category a no-brainer. We’re big champions of local talent, and we can’t wait to celebrate the evening with our list of incredible nominees and their fans.”, said Gerjo Hoffman, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Tencent Africa.

Viewers can expect to see Jobe London and Mphow69 singing their number one record Sukendleleni, which has been certified platinum. Signed under rapper and producer JR’s Feel Good Music label, Jobe London was undoubtably one of 2019’s biggest breakout artists.

Also joining the lineup will be other performers who have had a huge influence on the Yanos culture in Mzansi including DJ BigSky, Luude Deejay & Sbhanga. Their hit single Fire became an instant banger when it came out.

Labantwana Ama Uber hitmakers Semi Tee, Kammu Dee & Miano will be showcasing their talent – with over two million views on YouTube. One of Limpopo’s finest stars, Makhadzi, continues to inspire many with her success story. The Matorokisi singer will be joined by Master KG.

And, no stranger to the local entertainment and music scene, multi award-winning musician and businesswoman DJ Zinhle, will also be performing. The DJ, who has been in the industry for over ten years, had a successful 2019 in both business and music. Zinhle and vocalist Rethabile Khumalo released one of the biggest songs last year, Umlilo, which they’ve performed all over the country and they are now bringing all the fire to the DStv MVCA.

The DStv MVCAs are voted for by the public, and the nominee who earns the highest number of votes wins the coveted The Ultimate Viewers’ Choice in a hotly contested race that has previously demanded that the winner get over million votes!

The complete list of nominees for the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards are:

FAVOURITE SONG OF THE YEAR (Brought to you by JOOX)

  • De Mthuda & Njelic – Shesha
  • Prince Kaybee ft Indlovukazi, Supta & Afro Brotherz – Gugulethu
  • Sjava – Umama
  • Nasty C ft Rowlene – SMA (Vol. 1)
  • Kaygee DaKing & Bizizi ft Killer Kau – Kokota

FAVOURITE TV PRESENTER

  • Motshidisi Mohono
  • Nomsa Buthelezi
  • Moshe Ndiki
  • Thomas Mlambo
  • Jub Jub

FAVOURITE COMEDIAN (Brought to you by Kia)

  • Mpho Popps
  • Celeste Ntuli
  • Khanyisa Bunu
  • Skhumba Hlophe
  • Siyanda Maphumulo

FAVOURITE RISING STAR (Brought to you by Kia)

  • Kabza De Small
  • Wiseman Mncube
  • Simthandile ‘SimTiger’ Tshabalala
  • Thato Moeng
  • Larona Moagi

FAVOURITE RADIO PERSONALITY

  • DJ Fresh
  • Kgomotso Matsunyane
  • Siphiwo ‘Spitch’ Nzawumbi
  • Seipati ‘Twasa’ Seoke
  • Khathide ‘Tshatha’ Ngobe

FAVOURITE ACTOR (Proudly presented by 1Life)

  • Molefi Monaisa
  • Bheki Sibiya
  • Presley Chweneyagae
  • Warren Masemola
  • Masoja Msiza

FAVOURITE ACTRESS (Proudly presented by 1Life)

  • Dawn Thandeka King
  • Zola Nombona
  • Florence Masebe
  • Sindi Dlathu
  • Tsholofelo Matshaba

FAVOURITE MUSIC ARTIST/GROUP

  • Prince Kaybee
  • Sjava
  • Sho Madjozi
  • King Monada
  • Dr Tumi

FAVOURITE DJ

  • DJ Maphorisa
  • DJ Speedsta
  • Prince Kaybee
  • DJ Sumbody
  • Kabza De Small

FAVOURITE SPORTS PERSONALITY (Brought to you by SuperSport)

  • Thembi Kgatlana
  • Percy Tau
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Bongiwe Msomi
  • Refiloe Jane

FAVOURITE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR (Brought to you by Showmax)

  • Bonang Matheba
  • Somizi Mhlongo
  • Anele Mdoda
  • Nomzamo Mbatha
  • Sho Madjozi

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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