Amapiano Awards Organisation Reveal The Main Host For The Official Event. The first annual SA Amapiano Awards announced their nominations for the awards thatare set to take place this month, October. The awards include nominations for popular Amapiano hitmakers including the likes of Dbn Gogo, Maphorisa, Kamo Mphela, Focalistic, Kabza De Small, and many more, to give recognition to the artists at the forefront of music culture.
The amaiano awards organisation have announced Moshe Ndiki as themain hst of the event night. The presenter and MC took to social media to celebrate the news with his fans and amapiano lovers. See post:
While some people were questioning the credibility of the award considering that some non-amapiano acts were nominated such as Uncle Vinny. The awards’ head of communications, Qness Ndlovu, spoke about the validity of this new genre of music as it was just five years ago that the country was singing the praises of gqom music which has lost some traction since.
“For example Umsebenzi Wethu is a song by Busta 929 and Mpura featuring Mr Jazziq, Zuma, Lady Du and Reece Madlisa. But the nomination goes to Busta 929 and Mpura as they are the main artists, and the others appear as featured artists,” he explained.
He said it was wrong that there was no amapiano awards show in 2017, 2018, 2019, or even last year, because that means everyone who worked hard during those years could not be awarded and that’s the exact wrong, they were now trying to fix. “We unfortunately couldn’t consider a song from 2019 for a Song of the Year category this year. So, this means if you are an amapiano artist, moving forward you know that there is an official awards show whose intention is to celebrate your work,” he said.