KZN Entertainment Awards recently took and they were hosted by province’s very own television and radio superstars, Somizi Mhlongo and Pearl Thusi.
The aim of the initiative was to honour and celebrate KwaZulu-Natal’s considerable talent in the arts and entertainment industry. The nominees were all known personalities who are doing an exceptional job flying the province’s flag high in South Africa and abroad.
The winner in each category received a R100,000 cash prize, while the overall winner walked away with a cool R500,000. There were 23 categories. The awards also honoured DJ Tira, Black Coffee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mbongeni Ngema for their contributions to the music industry.
Queen B won the KZN’s Most Loved Cousin award, in recognition of entertainers who have had a big impact on the province even though they are not from KwaZulu-Natal. This week, Matheba also received the Woman of the Year Award at the GQ SA Men of the Year awards ceremony in Sandton.
….GQ's favourite gal! ❄ pic.twitter.com/RxJ0Ou6rbk
— Bonang Matheba 👑 (@bonang_m) December 14, 2020
WINNERS IN OTHER CATEGORIES
Best Male Artist – Sjava
Best Female Artist – Nomcebo Zikode
Best Female Actress – Dawn Thandeka King
Best Male Actor – SK Khoza
Best Radio Presenter (Male) – Tshatha Ngobe (UKhozi FM)
Best Radio Presenter (Female) – Jacinta Ngobese
Best Club DJ (Male) – DJ Dlala Thukzin
Best Club DJ (Female) – Sithelo the DJ
Best Maskandi – Khuzani Mpungose
Best New Find – Sithelo the DJ
Best Telenovela – Imbewu the Seed
Best Entertainment Writer – Charles Khuzwayo (Isolezwe)
KZN’S Most Loved Cousin – Bonang Matheba
Coolest Hangout Spot – Eyadini Lounge
Event of the Year – Impucuzeko Maskandi Festival
Special Achievement Award – DJ Tira, Black Coffee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Best Producer – Mondli Ngcobo
Best TV Presenter (Male) – Robert Marawa
Best TV Presenter (Female) – Pearl Thusi
Comedian of the Year – Siyanda Maphumulo
Best Promoter- Dogg DBN
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