ICYMI: here are the South African Hip Hop Awards nominees for 2018 97

This year’s South African Hip-Hop Awards will see Cassper Nyovest receive the Milestone Award for filling up FNB Stadium and Kwesta will get an award for accumulatively selling most digital sales for his hit record Spirit with Wale.

This time around, the South African Hip-Hop Awards released a statement breaking it down for us once again how the annual Awards ceremony usually goes down and who usually gets to run it and how the selection process usually goes down as well in a rather elaborate statement that leaves no unanswered questions after going through it. They wrote this on their official website sahiphopawards.com;

The South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) are an annual Hip-Hop award ceremony, run by the Ritual Media Group (RMG). Winners receive a statue that is called the Pyramid. The award ceremony will be held on the 19 December 2018. Contenders are judged on performances and achievements made in the previous year between 15th September the previous year and 15th September the following year. Venue: Lyric Theatre. The ceremony features live performances by some of the nominees.

And then they went further to explain how the board behind it all gets to choose the best of the best winners in different categories allocated to them in specific categories through a three-month selection process

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After a three-month selection process, a board of four industry gurus were chosen to fill advisory positions. The role of the advisory board serves to guide the awards in terms of fairness and for the awards to go strength to strength, as these candidates have no hidden agendas in the hip-hop industry.

This year’s South African Hip-Hop Awards will see the Boity going head to head vying for the coveted Best Collabo category for her debut single Wuz Dat which features Nasty C

Also read: Boity gets her first SAHHA nomination

If anything else makes sense, this year’s nominations clearly does not sense at all because all of the artistes nominated in every category clearly deserves to win and thus it makes it way harder than usual to get to even try to imagine who would win in those different categories in this year’s South African Hip-Hop Awards ceremony as every rapper has put in work this year.

Song of the Year

  1. Riky Rick – Stay Shining
  2. Nasty C – Send Me Away
  3. Zakwe ft Various Artists – Sebentin
  4. Nadia Nakai ft Cassper Nyovest – Naa Mean
  5. DJ Speedsta ft OkMalumKoolKat – Combos Communicating
  6. Anatii – Thixo Onofefe
  7. Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit
  8. Nasty C ft ASAP Ferg – King
  9. Kid X ft Chiano Sky – Aunty
  10. Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit

Best Album

  1. Zakwe – Cebisa
  2. Nasty C – Strings N Bling
  3. Da Les – High Life
  4. Blaklez – Baby Brother
  5. K.O – SR2

Mixtape of the Year

  1. Slikour Onlife – Incubator Class of 2017
  2. DJ Sliqe – Navy Black
  3. Stogie T – Honey & Pain
  4. Gigi Lamayne – VI
  5. Moozlie – Versus

Best Male

  1. Nasty C
  2. Blaklez
  3. KO
  4. Zakwe
  5. Da Les

Best Female

  1. Nelz
  2. Gigi Lamayne
  3. Moozlie
  4. Fifi Cooper
  5. Tyrant

DJ of the Year

  1. DJ Speedsta
  2. Akio
  3. Junior De Rocka
  4. DJ Sliqe
  5. Ms Cosmo

Producer of the Year

  1. Makwa Beats
  2. Gemini Major
  3. Tweezy
  4. Co-kayn Beats
  5. Zoocci Coke Dope

Best Collabo

  1. Boity ft Nasty C – Wuz Dat
  2. DJ Speedsta ft OkMalumKoolKat – Combos Communicating
  3. DJ Capital ft Kwesta, Reason & Kid X – Skebe Dep Dep
  4. Nasty C ft ASAP Ferg – King
  5. Kid X ft Chiano Sky – Aunty
  6. Ms Cosmo ft Moozlie, Rouge & Sho Madjozi – Ay Baby
  7. Nadia Nakai ft Cassper Nyovest – Naa Mean
  8. Riky Rick ft Cassper Nyovest, Professor & Major League DJs – Stay Shining

Lyricist of the Year

  1. Nasty C
  2. Stogie T
  3. Zakwe
  4. Ginger Breadman
  5. PDotO

Freshman of the Year (Newcomer)

  1. Big Zulu
  2. Saudi
  3. Moozlie
  4. Tyrant

Hustler of the Year

  1. Cassper Nyovest
  2. Rouge
  3. Proverb
  4. Slikour Onlife
  5. Kwesta

Best Dance Crew

  1. Supreme I Crew
  2. 2Legitt Crew
  3. Creed Crew
  4. Survivor Dance Crew

Best Video

  1. L-Tido ft Phoenix – I’m Back
  2. Zakwe ft Cassper Nyovest – Sebentin
  3. Nasty C – Jungle
  4. Ms Cosmo ft Moozlie, Rouge & Sho Madjozi – Ay Baby
  5. Nadia Nakai ft Cassper Nyovest – Naa Mean
  6. Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit
  7. Anatii – Thixo Onofefe
  8. Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit
  9. Nadia Nakai ft Frank Casino – Money Calling
  10. Riky Rick ft Cassper Nyovest, Professor & Major League DJs – Stay Shining

Best Graffiti

  1. Drake MHC
  2. Senzart
  3. Dbongz

Best Local Brand

  1. Family Tree
  2. StylaGang Original Designs
  3. Butanwear

Best International Brand

  1. Power Play
  2. KFC
  3. Castle Lite

Promoter of the Year

  1. Pop Bottles
  2. Major League Gardens
  3. Junior Lavie
  4. Until Until
  5. Kool Out

Milestone Award

Cassper Nyovest – for his work in filling up FNB Stadium.

Best Digital Sales

Kwesta – accumulated the most digital sales for Spirit (2017-2018)

Most Valuable Player (MVP)

  1. Cassper Nyovest
  2. Riky Rick
  3. Kwesta
  4. Nasty C
  5. Proverb

Best Remix

  1. DJ Capital ft Kwesta, Youngsta CPT, Stogie T, Kid X & Reason – Skebe Dep Dep (remix)
  2. Zakwe ft Musiholiq, Cassper Nyovest, Blaklez, Kwesta, HHP & Prokid – Sebentin (remix)
  3. Jovilash ft Flabba, HHP, Mr Selwyn & Infadizle – Ya Kwini (remix)
  4. Beatmochini ft Towdeemac, Skillo, Nasi Profresher-KT, Lection & Khuli Chana – Wata Mafia Gon Do (remix)
  5. Riky Rick ft Da Les, Youngsta CPT, Frank Casino, Stilo Magolide, J Molley & KLY – Buy It Out (remix)

Best Radio Show

  1. YFM – SA Hip Hop Live
  2. Uhozi FM – iNumba Numba
  3. 5FM – 16 Bars Reloaded
  4. Goodhope FM – The Ready D Show
  5. Metro FM – Absolute Hip Hop
  6. SK.fm – Trailblazer
  7. Motsweding FM – Motshwako wa Hip Hop
  8. Gagazi FM – Hip Hop Session
  9. Radio Bushbuckridge – Rhythm & Flow
  10. 5FM – The Stir Up
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