This year’s South African Hip Hop Awards which was held at the Gold Reef City, in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening saw Boity stealing the show with her highly anticipated performance of her hit record ‘Wuz Dat’ and left many people yearning for more especially after she premiered the untitled unreleased record that the fans were feeling when she was performing it.
Kwesta was the leading artiste with many wins at the concluded South African hip hop awards after winning awards in six different categories with most of the awards coming via his hit record ‘Spirit’ that features Wale, the record crossed the borders to make such a milestone in the music industry in South Africa and am not only talking about the rap genre but all South African genres.
Here is the categories that Kwesta won at the just concluded annual South African Hip Hop Awards; Most Valuable Player, hustler of the year, best collabo courtesy of his hit record ‘Spirit’ which features Wale, best digital sales, best video, and song of the year award.
Nasty c won the Album of the Year award for his ‘Strings and Bling’ album while Moozlie won the award for Best Female award at this year’s award.
Cassper Nyovest went home with the ‘Milestone Award’ making him the first ever artiste to win the South African Hip-Hop Awards’ ‘Milestone Award’ four consecutive times. He won the category in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Check out the full list of the #2018SAHHA winners:
|Category||Artists||Body of Work|
|HONORARY AWARD||Outrageous Records||this is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active|
|MOST VALUABLE||Kwesta||this is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.|
|BEST LOCAL BRAND||SGOD||this is for a South African clothing brand that is strictly Hip Hop.|
|BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND||Castle Lite Unlocked||this is for an international corporate brand that is playing a role in the development of SA Hip Hop|
|BEST DANCE CREW||Survivor Dance Crew||the Hip Hop dance crew that achieved the most in the past year|
|PROMOTER OF THE YEAR||Pop Bottles||consistent promoter with most impactful and successful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.|
|DJ OF THE YEAR||Dj Speedsta||this is for the DJ who contributed immensely to SA Hip Hop in the past 12 months, be it on radio, clubs or sessions|
|ALBUM OF THE YEAR||Nasty C – String & Bling||originality, popularity, quality, visibility, sales, impact, melody and composition|
|BEST FRESHMAN/Newcomer||Big Zulu||this is for a rapper who emerged for the first time and blew up the scene in the past 12 months.|
|MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR||Stogie t – Honey & pain||popularity, quality, visibility, impact|
|HUSTLER OF THE YEAR||Kwesta||endorsements or any other achievements acquired through Hip Hop|
|LYRICIST OF THE YEAR||Stogie T – Honey & Pain||consistent lyricism throughout the past 12months, solid lyrical repertoire|
|BEST GRAFFITI||Dbongz||pieces done in the past 12 months,originality, creativity and message relevance|
|PRODUCER OF THE YEAR||Gemini Major||Number of singles, quality, quantity,arrangement, innovation, impact|
|BEST COLLABO||Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit||the most popular rap song collaborated by 2 or more artists|
|BEST FEMALE||Moozlie||female rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album, mixtape or EP|
|BEST MALE||Nasty C||male rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album|
|BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW||Motsweding Fm||Local content, SA Hip Hop development, listenership,relevance and quality. This is 100% judged by the public.|
|BEST VIDEO||Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit||quality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.|
|SONG OF THE YEAR||Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit||airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, impact, originality|
|BEST DIGITAL SALES||Kwesta||best selling song or album on iTunes and other digital stores|
|BEST REMIX||Zakwe Sebentin Remix||* best Remixed song.|
|KING OF NORTHERN CAPE:|
KING OF EASTERN CAPE:
KING OF KWAZULU NATAL:
KING OF FREE STATE:
KING OF MPUMALANGA:
KING OF NORTH WEST:
KING OF WESTERN CAPE:
KING OF LIMPOPO:
KING OF GAUTENG:
|Provincial Artists – (No Kings this year)||* this is for anyone making major moves that benefit the Hip Hop movement in the province. Events organisers and promoters. 9awards, 1 for each province|
|MILESTONE||Cassper Nyovest – Fill Up FNB||a significant stage or event in the development of something.|