The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards are around the corner and the network today announced the official nominees for this year’s grand celebration. Now in it’s second year, the award show aims to acknowledge and celebrate homegrown talent in various entertainment streams.

Local Gqom sensation Distruction Boyz lead the pack this year with a staggering three nominations while Prince Kaybee and Kagiso Rabada follow with two nominations each.

“ The DStv MVCA launched in 2017 to great fanfare,” said Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net. “The calibre of nominees, is testament to the quality shows and magnitude of the talent South Africa has to offer. With the viewers voting for the favourites in every category – this is anyone’s race. The DStv MVCA is a way for us to give our viewers a platform to choose their favourite entertainers, who have become a significant part of their daily lives. Another important aspect of the awards is that they recognise both seasoned and new professionals, therefore contributing to the growth of Mzansi talent.”

Here is the full nominee list:

FAVOURITE SONG OF THE YEAR
Prince Kaybee & Lasoulmates Ft Zanda Zakuza & Tns – Club Controller
Dj Maphorisa Ft Dj Tira, Busiswa & Moonchild Sanelly – Midnight Starring
Heavy K Ft Nokwazi & Bucie – Inde
Distruction Boyz Ft Dladla Mshunqisi & Benny Maverick – Omunye
Kwesta Ft Wale – Spirit

FAVOURITE TV PRESENTER
Lerato Kganyago
Thomas Mlambo
Pearl Modiadie
Carol Tshabalala
Anele Mdoda

FAVOURITE COMEDIAN
Skhumba
Felix Hlophe
Tumi Morake
Smowkey Nyembe
Mpho Popps

FAVOURITE RISING STAR
Smash Afrika
Luvuyo Manyonga
Distruction Boyz
Langa Mavuso
Lungi Ngidi

FAVOURITE RADIO PERSONALITY
Anele Mdoda
Ntate Thuso Motaung
Dudu ‘Lady D’ Khoza
Dj Fresh
Selby ‘Selbeyonce’ Mkhize

FAVOURITE ACTOR
Warren Masemola
Hamilton Dlamini
Mduduzi Mabaso
Masoja Msiza
Khulu Skenjana

FAVOURITE ACTRESS
Rami Chuene
Linda Sebezo
Moshidi Motshegwa
Lesego Marakalla

FAVOURITE MUSIC ARTIST / GROUP
Lady Zamar
Shekhinah
Distruction Boyz
Khuzani
AKA

FAVOURITE DJ
Ms Cosmo
Dj Maphorisa
Prince Kaybee
DJ Tira
Black Coffee

FAVOURITE SPORTS PERSONALITY
Kagiso Rabada
Percy Tau
Caster Semenya
Pitso Mosimane
Siya Kolisi

FAVOURITE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Papa Penny Ahee
Bonang Matheba
Nomzamo Mbatha
Somizi Mhlongo
Kagiso Rabada

LIFE CHANGER (1LIFE) – SEPARATE COMPETITION

ULTIMATE VIEWERS’ CHOICE (DSTV) – MOST VOTED IN TOTAL

Fans will be able to vote in 11 categories and the nominee with the most votes out of all the categories will be named the ultimate viewers’ choice.

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