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See Full List Of Winners: Maiden South African Amapiano Music Awards 2021

Some were gold, some were dross. That’s how best to summarize the outcome of the maiden South Africa Amapiano Music Awards (SAAPA).

Controversy had trailed the award at inception, but it wasn’t enough to bury the excitement about it. And for winners of the award, it’s another to celebrate.

Boohle, Ricky Rick, and Major League DJz are among the winners of the maiden edition of the award. The late Mpura also clinched an award – a milestone that will especially please Lady Du and the late amapiano singer’s other fans.

Below is the full list of winners of the maiden South African Amapiano Music Awards.

Best Amapiano Music Video

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

Best Amapiano Newcomer

  • Amaroto
  • Soulful G
  • Boohle – Winner
  • Nobantu

Friends of Amapiano

  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Vetkuk vs Mahoota
  • Riky Rick – Winner
  • Mi Casa

Most Viral Amapiano Song of the Year

  • John Vuligate’ – Mapara A Jazz, Ntosh Gazi and Colano
  • Catalia’ – Junior De Rocka, Lady Du, Mr JazziQ, Mellow and Sleazy
  • Khuza Gogo’ – DBN Gogo, Blaqnick, MasterBlaq, Mpura, Ama Avenger and MJ – Winner
  • Vula Mlomo’ – Musa Keys, and Nobantu Vilakaz
  • Dakiwe’ – Lady Du, DBN Gogo, Mr JazziQ, Seekay and Busta 929

Best Amapiano Dance Act

  • Kamo Mphela – Winner
  • Pabi Cooper
  • Bontle Smith
  • Uncle Vinny
  • Lungy Gwala

Best Amapiano Lyricist/Rapper

  • Reece Madlisa & Zuma
  • Lady Du
  • Focalistic
  • Miano
  • Mpura – Winner

Best Amapinao Vocalist

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

Best Amapiano Collaboration

  • Reece Madlisa and Zuma ft. Mr Jazziq & Busta 929 – ‘Zlele’
  • Mr Jazziq, Kabza De Small and Lady Du ft. Boohle – ‘Woza’
  • Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa ft. Aymos, Samthing Soweto, Myztro & Mas Musiq – ‘Emcimbini’
  • Semi Tee & Mdu Aka Trp ft. Sir Trill – ‘Isingisi’
  • Killer Kau & Mr Jazziq ft. Reece Madlisa, Zuma and DJ Thackzin – ‘Amaneighbour’ – Winner

Best Amapiano Music Producer

  • De Mthuda
  • Busta 929
  • Josiah De Disciple
  • Kabza De Small – Winner

Amapiano Song of the Year

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

Best Amapiano Street Dancer

  • Hope Ramafalo
  • Lungy Gwala
  • Dipolelo Dipsie
  • Jessica Mashaba
  • Theebuhle (Lundi Buhle Gugwana)

Best Amapiano Live Vocal Performance

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