Maiden Edition KZN Entertainment Awards Full List Of Winners

Some were gold, some were dross. This statement best summarized the maiden edition of the KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment Awards (KZNEA) which held recently.

For this award, which is in 23 categories, some of South Africa’s finest voices were nominated, from Pearl Thusi to Babes Wodumo. Some DJs who were nominated for the award released public statements rejecting their nominations.

On her part gqom queen Babes Wodumo was somewhat wary. In a recent Instagram post, she had stated that the politics of awards has made her somewhat circumspect about speaking of the KZNEA at the time of her nomination. Well, she still urged fans to vote for her.

Below are the full list of winners of the maiden edition of the KZNEA

KZN’S Most Loved Cousin – Bonang Matheba

KZN’S Most Loved Award – Khuzani Mpungos

Best Male Artist – Sjava

Best Female Artist – Nomcebo Zikode

Best Female Actress – Dawn Thandeka King

Best Male Actor – SK Khoza

Best Radio Presenter (Male) – Tshatha Ngobe (UKhozi FM)

Best Radio Presenter (Female) – Jacinta Ngobese

Best Club DJ (Male) – DJ Dlala Thukzin

Best Club DJ (Female) – Sithelo the DJ

Best Maskandi – Khuzani Mpungose

Best New Find – Sithelo the DJ

Best Telenovela – Imbewu the Seed

Best Entertainment Writer – Charles Khuzwayo (Isolezwe)

KZN’S Most Loved Cousin – Bonang Matheba

Coolest Hangout Spot – Eyadini Lounge

Event of the Year – Impucuzeko Maskandi Festival

Special Achievement Award – DJ Tira, Black Coffee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Producer – Mondli Ngcobo

Best TV Presenter (Male) – Robert Marawa

Best TV Presenter (Female) – Pearl Thusi

Comedian of the Year – Siyanda Maphumulo

Best Promoter- Dogg DBN

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