Nominee List that Packs A Punch

New and old talent fills this years SA Hip Hop Awards nominee list...

Throughout the years it has been seen that the the South African Hip Hop awards have been mainly dominated by just a few artists. AKA and even Cassper for years have been seen as the clear cut winners and pretty much could have been given the awards even before the ceremony. However, as the love and consideration for hip hop in South Africa has grown, so has the talent pool and this year the list seems to bring a little more competition to the table.

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Song of the Year:

Gwan - Maraza

Ameni - Miss Pru

Pearl Thusi - Emtee

Sidlukotini - Riky Rick

One Time - AKA

Ngud' - Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest

Hell Naw - Nasty C

Now or Never - DJ Switch

Washa - DJ CitiLyts ft. Ambitious Artists

Walking & Dabbing - Aewon Wolf ft. Gemini Major & Khuli Chana


Best Album:

20FIFI - Fifi Cooper

Avery - Emtee

Dakar II - Kwesta

Refiloe - Cassper Nyovest

We Need A Title - BETR Gang


Honorary Award:



Mixtape of the Year:

AM-EP - Maraza

You Don't Know Me - Priddy Ugly

Ground Zero - Gigi Lamayne

3/4 Pace - Kid Z

Cameron Diaz - Stilo Magnolide


Best Male Artist:



Cassper Nyovest


Best Female Artist:

Fifi Cooper

Nadia Nakai

Gigi LaMayne



DJ of the Year :

DJ Switch

major League DJZ

DJ Dimplez

DJ Speedsta

Ms. Cosmo


Producer of the Year:



Ganja Beats

Lunatik Beats

Gemini Major


Best Collaboration:

Ameni - Miss Pru ft. FiFi Cooper , Emtee, B3nchmarq, A-Reece, Saudi & Sjava

Kuze Kuse - Fifi Cooper ft. Emtee

Washa - DJ Citilyts ft. Fifi Cooper, Emtee & B3nchmarq

Dream Work - AKA ft. Yanga

Ngud' - Kwesta ft. Cassper Nyovest

Ragga Ragga - Gemini Major ft. Family Tree

Now or Never - DJ Switch ft. Shane Eagle, Proverb, Reason & Kwesta

Way it Go - DJ Switch  ft. Tumi, Nasty C and Youngsta

Jump - Anatii ft. Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C

Walking & Dabbing - Aewon Wolf ft. Gemini Major and Khuli Chana


Lyricist of the Year:

Nasty C



Kid Tini

Kid x


Best Freshman/Newcomer:

Kid Tini

Fifi Cooper

Stilo Magnolide

Kid X

Chad Da Don


Hustler of the Year:

Cassper Nyovest

Khuli Chana


Gigi LaMayne


Best Dance Crew:

Creed Crew

Supreme I Crew

2Legitt Crew

Vintange Crew


Best Video:

Couldn't - A-Reece ft. Emtee

Le Mpitse - Cassper Nyovest ft. Riky Rick

Sidlukotini - Riky Rick

Ameni - Miss Pru

War Ready - Cassper Nyovest

Yippikayay - Reason ft. AKA. and Khuli Chana

More - Stilo Magnolide

Mr. Madumane - Cassper Nyovest

Jump - Anatii ft. Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C

Fuseg - Riky Rick ft. Cassper Nyovest and Anatii


Best Graffiti:





Best Local Brand:


Two Bop


Ama Kip Kip

Cassper Nyovest


Best International Brand:

Power Play

Castle Lite


Absolute Vodka

Red Bull


Promoter of the Year:

Pop Bottles

Major League Gardens

Authentic Sunday

Sneaker Exchange

Maftown Heights



Fill Up the Dome - Cassper Nyovest


Best Digital Sales:

Gold Album + Gold Single - Kwesta

Double Platinum - Cassper Nyovest

Platinum Album- Emtee


Best Remix:

Ambitious Remix - Tweezy ft. Khuli Chana & Ice Prince

Roll Up - Emtee ft. AKA and Wizkid

Baddest Remix - AKA ft. Fifi Cooper, Rouge, NoMoozlie & Gigi LaMayne

Now or Never - DJ Switch ft. Various Artists

Juice Back Remix - Nasty C ft. Dvido & Cassper Nyovest


Most Valuable:

Cassper Nyovest


Riky Rick

Khuli Chana



Best Hip Hop Radio Show:

The Hip Hop Floor - YFM

The Stir Up - 5FM

Namba-Namba - UKHOZI FM

The Ready D Show - Good Hope FM

The Mixtape - Alex FM

Headwarmaz - Bush Radio

Hip Hop Corner - NW FM

Hip Hop Culture - Ligwalagwala FM

The Fresh Cut - Gagasi FM

The Capital Rap Up - Cliff Central