Amapiano music takes centre stage on SABC1 as the channel confirms that it is the broadcast partner of the Amapiano awards. This is the first time that Amapiano stars will be honoured at the award ceremony that will take place tomorrow, 23rd October 2021 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Media personalities Moshe Ndiki and Zola Ayabulela Myeza affectionately known as “Zeelovin”, are the main hosts of the awards.

The red carpet will be hosted by YouTuber Lasizwe Dambuza and radio personality Zanele Potelwa.

The South African Amapiano Music Awards were launched to the public on Monday the 19th of July 2021 with voting lines opening on the same day.

Amapiano  is a style of house music that emerged in South Africa. Amapiano is a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads and wide percussive basslines.

Dubbed “Amapiano’s Biggest Night”, the event will have prominent Amapiano acts such as Kamo Mphela, Focalistic, Mr JazziQ, Pabi Cooper, Reece Madlisa & Zuma, DJ Sumbody, Boohle, Sir Trill, Semi Tee, Busta 929, Kwiish SA, Njelic and many more grace the performance stage.

The 56 nominees include The Braai Show host Cassper Nyovest, Ricky Rick, Oskido, Mi Casa, JD Owami Mafokate, Kamo Mphela, DJ Lamiez Holworthy, Junior De Rocka, Vetkoek and Mahoota, Kabza de Small and Focalistic.

“SABC 1 is excited to announce a new partnership that has been formed with the Amapiano inaugural awards, this is a proud moment for us as the channel to partner with the music genre that is keeping our youth in the forefront of the music. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with Amapiano awards and as a youth brand we are happy to have formed this partnership giving the South African youth something exciting to look forward to” Acting Head of Channel, Thulisile Nhlapo.

“We are so excited to have a brand as big as SABC 1 becoming part of Amapiano’s Biggest Night and taking up their role as the authority of popular culture. Danko is thank you” Qhubani: DJ Qness”Ndlovu, President, Founder and Chairman of the South African Amapiano Music Awards.

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