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Mzansi Kwaito And House Music Awards Nomination Process Now Open

The Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards are the only South African music awards that not only grooms young and upcoming musicians in the music industry but also allows them to get nominated with legends and possibly get recognised by winning the coveted MKHMA award.

The nomination process for the 3rd annual Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards officially opened on the 1st of May 2018 and will stay open until the 30th July 2018. Entries are open to any and all South African Kwaito/ Gqom and House artists who have been in the SA for a minimum of six (6) months. Radio personalities and pantsula dancers also qualify to enter the 2018 edition of the awards.

The categories for this year include but not limited to the Lifetime Achievement Award which was previously won by DJ Ganyani and Mandla “Spikiri” Mofokeng. #WeHaveGrown in 2018 and have added new categories such as best Gqom artist.

Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards

Here is a comprehensive list of the categories at the 2018 edition of the Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards.


  1. Best Kwaito Artist
  2. Best Kwaito DJ
  3. Best New Kwaito Artist
  4. Best Kwaito Single Album
  5. Best Kwaito Radio Personality


  1. Best House Artist
  2. Best House DJ
  3. Best New House Artist
  4. Best House Single Album
  5. Best House Radio Personality


  1. Most Voted Song
  2. Best Collaboration
  3. Radio Station that plays Kwaito
  4. Best Music Video
  5. Best Collaboration
  6. Best Producer


  1. Best New Age Kwaito song
  2. Best Kwaito Song of 1996‐2000
  3. Best Kwaito/Gqom Group or Duo
  4. Best Mapantsula Dance Group
  5. Best Gqom Artist

Entries for nomination and competition rules can be downloaded on the website by going to www.mzansikwaitohousema.co.za and can be posted to Sun City or sent to Soweto Hotel in Kliptown for those who reside in and around Soweto.

Nominees will be announced on the 3rd of August at Soweto Theatre and the main event will be hosted on the 24th of November at the Top Arena in Carnival City, East Rand.

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