Full list of South African Amapiano Music Awards winners



The South African Amapiano Music Awards 2021 held in Sandton Convention Centre on the 23rd of October.

Busta 929 and the late Mpura ft. Zuma, Mr JazziQ, Lady Du and Reece Madlisa took the grand price of R50,000 for the Song Of The Year Award with all the other category winners pocketing R10,000 each.

The maiden South African Amapiano Music Awards was graced by many South African celebrities who marched into the venue in their colourful outfits.

Late amapiano stars, Mpura and Killer Kau who passed away unexpectedly in a horrific car accident while on their way to a gig were also honoured with an award following their outstanding contribution to the music genre.

See the winners below:

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

  • DJ Obza
  • Amaroto
  • Soulful G
  • Boohle – Winner
  • Nobantu

Friends of Amapiano

  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Vetkuk vs Mahoota
  • Riky Rick – Winner
  • Oskido
  • 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, Sir Trill 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

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