The second edition of The South African Amapiano Awards will occur in April 2023, since its inception in 2021. The theme for this year is Amapiano to the world, and it will take place at Sun Arena, on the 2nd of April. The sneaker brand, Bathu announced a partnership with the awards. CEO of the South African Amapiano Awards DJ Qness said they are one of South Africa’s most anticipated music awards which look to celebrate the hottest Amapiano artists in South Africa.

“As part of our mission “Amapiano to the world”, we will continue to push the frontiers, while showcasing the impact African music and culture is making across the world.”

The nominees are as follows:

Best Amapiano street dancer

Chad Jones & Family

Soweto’s Finest

Hope Ramafalo & Hlogi Mash (House Of H&H)

Kananelo & Tlhogi

Thee Buhle

Best Amapiano Online DJ / Performance Platform

Balcony Mix – Major League DJz

Black Music – Mr Jazziq

Groove Cartel – Groove Cartel

Mordecai – DJ Mordecai

Pianocast – Stanky DeeJay

Best Amapiano Artist Manager

Coby for DBN Gogo

Dada Archie for Amaroto

Kreative Korner for Uncle Waffles

Thuli for Blaqboy Music & Piano Hub

Tshiamo for Musa Keys

Best Amapiano Festive Hit

“Ba Straata” by DJ Maphorisa & Visca feat. Stompiiey, ShaunMusiq, Ftears, Madumane & 2woshort 3

“Tobetsa” by Myztro, ShaunMusiq & Ftears

“Zotata” by Pcee, Justin99 & EeQue ft. Mr Jazziq

“Nkantini” by Mac G & Sir Trill feat. Bailey & EmjayKeyz

“Stimela” by 2 Point 1 ft. Ntate Stunna & Nthabi Sings

Best Amapiano Breakthrough Act

Q-Mark & Tipzee}



Toss, Mdoovar & 9umba

Khanyisa Jaceni

Best Amapiano Dance Act

Bontle Smith

Kamo Mphela

Lady Du

Pabi Cooper

Robot Boii

Friends Of Amapiano

Ami Faku



Cassper Nyovest


Dladla Mshunqisi

Mac Gee


Vetkuk & Mahoota


Best Amapiano Private School Act

Gaba Cannal

DJ Jaivaine

Kelvin Momo


DJ Stokie

Best Amapiano Music Video

“Tanzania” by Uncle Waffles & Tony Duardo feat. Sino Msolo & BoiBizza

“Big Flexa” by Costa Tich feat. C’Buda M, Alfa Kat, Banaba Des, Sdida & Man T

“Izolo” by DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU, Tyler ICU, Visca

“Selema” Musa Keys & Loui

“Umlando” by Toss, Mdoovar & 9umba feat. Sir Trill, Sino Msolo, Lady Du, Young Stunna & Slade

Best Amapiano Styled Artist


Kamo Mphela

Major League DJz

Musa Keys

Uncle Waffles

Best Amapiano Collaboration

“Asibe Happy” by Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa ft. Ami Faku

“Iy’ntsimbi Zase Envy” by Amaroto ft. Busta 929, Beast, & Dladla Mshunqisi

“Khusela” by Kabza De Small ft. Msaki

“Ngixolele” by Busta 929 ft. Boohle

“Siyathandana” by Cassper Nyovest ft. Boohle & Abidoza

Best Amapiano Album / EP

“Agape” by Gaba Cannal

“Ivy League” by Kelvin Momo

“King Of Amapiano 2” by Kabza De Small

“Notumato” by Young Stunna

“Authi ‘eSharp” Mas Musiq

Most Viral Amapiano Song Of the Year

“Ameno Amapiano Remix (You Wanna Bamba)” by Goya Menor & Nektunez

“Hamba Wena” by Deep London & Boohle

“Nkao Tempela” by Ch’cco and Mellow & Sleazy

“Salary Salary” by Robot Boii, Mellow & Sleazy & Soul Revolver feat. Shaun MusiQ & Teearse

“Umlando” by Toss, Mdoovar & 9umba feat. Sir Trill, Sino Msolo, Lady Du, Young Stunna & Slade

Best Amapiano Newcomer

Felo Le Tee

Pabi Cooper


Uncle Waffles

Young Stunna

Best Amapiano Produced Song

“66” by Felo Le Tee & Myztro

“Ivy league” by Kelvin Momo ft. Ch’cco, Yumbs, TaSkipper & Tlholo

“Izolo” by DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU feat. Madumane, Mpura, Daliwonga & Visca 4

“Healer Nhliziyo” by Gaba Cannal & George Lesley ft. Russell Zuma

“Khusela” by Kabza De Small ft. Msaki


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