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2017 South African Hip Hop Awards : Cassper Nyovest dominates with six wins !

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Last night at The Lyrics Theatre in Johannesburg, hip hop was celebrated and awarded during the sixth annual South African Hip Hop Awards.

Many artists, industry experts and A-list celebrities attended the ceremony which aims to rewards the local rap scene. Surprisingly, AKA who appeared 17 times on the nominees list as either a solo act, a featured artist or for his work with Anatii walked away with one award (Best collaboration for his single 10 Fingers with Anatii). Same for Kwesta who took home Best Digital Sales award.

The big winner of the night was no other than Cassper Nyovest, nominated 14 times, who earned 6 wins including Album of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Best Male, Best Video and Most Valuable Performer awards. He was also honored with a Milestone Award for his Fill Up Orlando Stadium show held late last year.

Here’s a list of the night’s winners:

  • HONORARY AWARD – DJ Bionic & DJ Blaze
  • MOST VALUABLE (MVP) – Cassper Nyovest
  • BEST LOCAL BRAND – StylaGang Original Designs
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND – KFC
  • BEST DANCE CREW – Creed Crew
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Junior Lavie
  • DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ Speedsta
  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Cassper Nyovest: Thuto
  • BEST FRESHMAN/Newcomer – Shane Eagle
  • ​MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR – Sliqe: Injayam Vol .1
  • ​​HUSTLER OF THE YEAR – Cassper Nyovest
  • ​​LYRICIST OF THE YEAR – Youngsta CPT
  • ​​BEST GRAFFITI​ – Psalm 1​
  • ​PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Gemini Major
  • BEST COLLABO – AKA & Anatii: 10 fingers
  • BEST FEMALE – Rouge​: New Era Sessions
  • ​BEST MALE – Cassper Nyovest
  • ​BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW – Motsweding FM -Motswako wa Hip Hop
  • ​BEST VIDEO – Cassper Nyovest Feat. Goapele – Destiny ​Directed by Kyle White​
  • SONG OF THE YEAR – Kwesta ft Thabsie: Ngiyazfela Ngawe
  • BEST DIGITAL SALES – Kwesta
  • 5x Platinum – NGud (Single)1x Platinum – Maibabo (Single)1x Platinum – Nomayini (Single)
  • BEST REMIX – Frank Casino & Riky Rick – Whole Thing (Remix)
  • KING OF NORTHERN CAPE:  Dj Speedy V
  • KING OF EASTERN CAPE: Yahkeem
  • KING OF KWAZULU NATAL: Junior Lavina
  • KING OF FREE STATE: Ba2cada
  • KING OF MPUMALANGA: Fortune Nthekathi
  • KING OF NORTH WEST: Dj Big Boy SA
  • KING OF WESTERN CAPE:  Ready D
  • KING OF LIMPOPO: Hip Hop Live SA
  • KING OF GAUTENG: Kool Out
  • MILESTONE: Cassper Nyovest – Fill Up Orlando Stadium


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