Here’s A List of The Winners From The 2022 South African Hip-Hop Awards

Including K.O, Thato Saul, Blxckie, Gigi Lamanye & More

Last month, nominations for this year’s edition of the South African Hip Hop Awardsβ€”one of the most prestigious genre awards in the continentβ€”were unveiled. Whereas previous years have tilted on the side of great shocks and tactful omissions, 2022’s nominations list was largely devoid of such choices. For his contributions in societal change, the revered rapper Khuli Chana was to be the recipient of the Ubuntu Activism award.Β 

The biggest news was by far the historic domination of Blxckie in the nominations list, receiving a total of thirteen entries, including the MVP award and multiple spots in the Song of the Year category. Veterans such as K.O, Cassper Nyovest, Big Zulu and AKA were also in the running, portending a cross-generational line-up which highlights the several facets of South African Hip Hop. Acclaimed upstarts like Tyson Sybatelli, NATIVE Fresh Meat alum Money Badoo, and Thato Saul were also considered, while brands and international supporters were also included as well, setting up the December 6th event for musical greatness.

Well, all has been decided and the winners announced in a glamorous awards event which was held yesterday at the Gold Reef City Casino. In its eleventh edition, the presence of A-list artists was expected and that happened. Taking home some of the biggest awards was K.O, who bagged Best Song of the Year, Best Video of the Year and Best Collab of the Year, though there was no shortage of other deserving winners in other categories. Here’s a full list of the winners.

BEST DIGITAL SALES

Blxckie (Winner)

SONG OF THE YEAR

Blxckie ft A-Reece – “Sneaky”

Blxckie ft Madumane & Chang Cello – “Kwenzekile”

DJ Sliqe ft. Emtee, 25K and Flow Jones Jr – “Sta soft”

K.O ft. Young Stunna & Blxckie – “Sete” (Winner)

Loki Ft Blxckie – “Shoda Ngami”

Majorsteez ft Cassper Nyovest – “Asbonge”

Mashbeatz ft Thato Saul & Maglera Doe Boy – “Never ride”

Venom x Shishiliza ft. Yumbs, Raspy, Blxckie, Riky Rick, Tshego – “Sondela”

Yanga Chief ft. Blxckie, 25K – “Ntoni na”

Roiii – “Lavida Loca”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Lucasraps – ‘031 To the World 2.0’

Maglera Doe Boy – ‘Diaspora’

Thato Saul – ‘Life is Gangsta’ (Winner)

Tyson Sybaleti – ‘Home’

Zoocci Coke dope – ‘Anxiety +’

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Lunatik Beatz (Winner)

BEST VIDEO

ARMSDEAL – For Priddy Ugly’s “30 Minutes To Soweto”

SHALA THE UNICORN – For Nadia Nakai’s “Kreatures”

TED MAGERMAN – For K.O, Blxckie & Young Stunna’s “Sete” (Winner)

TREVOR GOLDIN – For Phantom Steeze’s “Zonke (Remix)”

ARMSDEAL – For Priddy Ugly’s “Por Favor”

MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

A-Reece – ‘The Burning Tree’

A-Reece, Jay Jody & Blue Tape – ‘Heaven Can Wait – The Narrow Door Vol.1’

Priddy Ugly – ‘Mud’

Skhandaworld – ‘Welcome to the Planet’Β (Winner)

Touchline – ‘S.O.O.N 2 (A Better Year)’

BEST MALE

Lucasraps

Thato Saul

Tyson Sybateli

Maglera Doe Boy (Winner)

Zoocci Coke Dope

BEST FEMALE

Trusted SLK

Gigi Lamayne (Winner)

Money Badoo

Indigo Stella

XXC Legacy

DJ OF THE YEAR

Dj Switch

Dj Zan D

DJ PH (Winner)

Dj Venom

Ms Cosmo

BEST COLLABO

Blxckie ft Madumane & Chang Cello – Kwenzekile”

K.O ft.Young Stunna & Blxckie – “Sete” (Winner)

Majorsteez ft Cassper Nyovest – “Asbonge”

MashBeatz ft. Thato Saul & Maglera Doe Boy – “Never Ride”

Venom & Shishiliza ft. Yumbs, Raspy, Blxckie, Riky Rick, Tshego – “Sondela”

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

Zulu Mecca

Priddy Ugly (Winner)

A-Reece

Tyson Sybateli

PDotO

MVP/HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

AKA

K.O

Big Zulu

Cassper Nyovest

Blxckie (Winner)

BEST LOCAL BRAND

SkhandaWorld

Root Of Fame

Butanwear

Cotton Fest (Winner)

Swank

BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND

Power Play

Sportscene

Puma

Russian Bear Vodka

Converse (Winner)

BEST REMIX

DJ PH ft. Makwa, Blaklez, Reason, Zakwe, Loki., Trevor, Blxckie,Β Cassper Nyovest, Roii, Lady Du, Saso, Stino Le Thwenny, Touchline, Kid X & 2lee Stark – “Serious (Remix)”

Loki ft. Blxckie & Sir Trill – “Shoda Ngami (Remix)”

Major Steeze Ft. Emtee, Moozlie, TOSS, Seekay, Roiii & Horid the Messiah – “Asbonge (Remix)”

MashBeatz ft. Sjava, 25k, Lucas Raps, Wordz, Thato Saul, Maglera Doe Boy, Saudi, Buzzi Lee, Roiii, YoungstaCPT & Anzo – “Never Ride (Remix)” (Winner)

Phantom Steeze Ft Sjava, AKA, Nadia Nakai, Robot Boii, Buzzi Lee & Mustbedubz – “Zonke (Remix)”

HONORARY AWARD PRESENTED BY HENNESSY

Wandile Nzimande & SecHaba Mogale (Winner)

BEST RADIO SHOW

Ligwalagwala – The Hip Hop Parliament

You FM – Hip Hop With Towdeemac

Ukhozi fm – Namba Namba 2.0 – (Winner)

Good Hope Fm – the Ready D Show

Thobela – Hip Hop Ka Moshate

Tru FM – The Urban Exchange

Motsweding – FM Rap Saga

Gagazi fm – Hip Hop Music Sessions

Yfm – Three Way

Inanda FM – The Hood Up

UBUNTU ACTIVISM AWARD

Khuli Chana (Winner)

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Sarkodie – (Ghana)

Central Cee (UK)

Joey Badass – (USA)

Kendrick Lamar (USA) (Winner)

DAX – (Canada)

Ruff Kid (Zambia)


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