The second annual Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards took place this past weekend at Walter Sisulu Square in Soweto.
The awards were staged to celebrate the two unique genres as they reflect who we are, says Perfecta Khumalo, founder of the awards.
This year’s theme was Spantsula, Mathand’ekhishini and All Star, attires that have for years resonated with the kwaito and house community, and dubbed street glamour.
Khumalo said: “We are here to prove that kwaito is not dead and kwaito is born again.
“We are here to motivate the legends, let them start releasing new kwaito albums, we are not talking about single albums but the whole 12-track albums,” she said.
“Currently the house artists are doing well, hence we want the kwaito artists to do the same. We want to balance the equation,” Khumalo said.
Below is the full winners’ list in the 17 categories:
Best Kwaito Female Artist: Tina
Best Kwaito Male Artist: Mandla Spikiri Mofokeng
Best House Female Artist: DJ Zinhle
Best House Male Artist: Heavy K
Best Collaboration(Kwaito and house): Spikiri featuring Professor & Jakarumba – Ingoma
Best Kwaito DJ: DJ Fisha Fasha
Best House DJ: DJ Zinhle
Best Kwaito Soong of the 90’s: Trompies – Sigiya Ngengoma
Best Kwaito Kwaito: Skhokho – Santaro
Best House Single House Album: De Mogul SA featuring Ms Mo & Makhensa – Oe Batla Kae
Best New Age Kwaito Song:Nkululeko Pascal Mazibuko
Best New Kwaito Artist:Orlando Pantsula
Best New House Artist: Masalad
Best Kwaito Group: 2.5
Best Radio Station that promotes Kwaito and House music: Alex FM
Best Mapantsula Dance Group:Future Pantsulas
Most Voted Song: De Mogul SA – Oe Batla Kae