Kwesta leading with most wins at the South African Hip Hop Awards 2018 97

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:

CategoryArtistsBody of Work
HONORARY AWARDOutrageous Records​​this is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active
MOST VALUABLEKwestathis is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.
BEST LOCAL BRANDSGODthis is for a South African clothing brand that is strictly Hip Hop.
BEST INTERNATIONAL BRANDCastle Lite Unlocked​​this is for an international corporate brand that is playing a role in the development of SA Hip Hop
BEST DANCE CREWSurvivor Dance Crew​​the Hip Hop dance crew that achieved the most in the past year
PROMOTER OF THE YEARPop Bottlesconsistent promoter with most impactful and successful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.
DJ OF THE YEARDj 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 YEARNasty C – String & Blingoriginality, popularity, quality, visibility, sales, impact, melody and composition
BEST FRESHMAN/NewcomerBig Zuluthis is for a rapper who emerged for the first time and blew up the scene in the past 12 months.
MIXTAPE OF THE YEARStogie t – Honey & painpopularity, quality, visibility, impact
HUSTLER OF THE YEARKwesta​​endorsements or any other achievements acquired through Hip Hop
LYRICIST OF THE YEARStogie T – Honey & Pain​​consistent lyricism throughout the past 12months, solid lyrical repertoire
BEST GRAFFITIDbongzpieces done in the past 12 months,originality, creativity and message relevance
PRODUCER OF THE YEARGemini Major​​Number of singles, quality, quantity,arrangement, innovation, impact
BEST COLLABOKwesta ft Wale – Spirit the most popular rap song collaborated by 2 or more artists
BEST FEMALEMoozliefemale rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album, mixtape or EP
BEST MALENasty Cmale rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album
BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOWMotsweding Fm​​Local content, SA Hip Hop development, listenership,relevance and quality. This is 100% judged by the public.
BEST VIDEOKwesta ft Wale – Spiritquality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.
SONG OF THE YEARKwesta ft Wale – Spiritairplay, popularity, quality, relevance, impact, originality
BEST DIGITAL SALESKwesta best selling song or album on iTunes and other digital stores
BEST REMIXZakwe Sebentin Remix* best Remixed song.
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
MILESTONECassper Nyovest – Fill Up FNBa significant stage or event in the development of something.
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