SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards nominees announced

The leading awards for celebrating excellence in the gospel industry announces its nominees

crown-gospel-awardsThe World Gospel Powerhouse announced the nominees for the 9th Annual SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards in a grand all-white red carpet affair on October 19 2016, at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – amid great excitement and anticipation.

The SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, undoubtedly the leading awards that celebrate the many talents in the gospel music industry, will this year enter into its 9th year of being the biggest industry platform that recognises the achievements of artists, musicians, producers and other related industry stakeholders. This year’s Crown Gospel Music Awards will be held on November 27 2016 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC).

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Dr Tumi who has been nominated for 8 awards.

Christian expo Africa
For the first time ever, the 2016 Crown Awards will be preceded by the Christian Expo Africa which will take place also at the Durban ICC from November 25 2016 leading right up to the main Crown Awards evening. The Christian Expo Africa one of the many opportunities that the Word Gospel Powerhouse provides through the Crown Gospel Music Awards for the industry and the public to engage, network and further exhibit their literature, merchandise, music, art-work and other relevant material.

“How quickly the times have passed! It was only in 2007 when we started the Crown Gospel Music Awards with no money nor resources, but with a clear vision; a clear vision and great determination of opening doors for many in this great gospel music industry. Our mammoth task continues to be one of bringing back the gospel in gospel music because there is no gospel without Christ. We are indeed grateful to our sponsors, who nine years later, still believe in the vision that the World Gospel Powerhouse strives to drive” said Zanele Mbokazi from World Gospel Powerhouse.

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Manne Wat Glo are nominated for an award in the Best Gospel Afrikaans category.

This year saw more than 600 entries being received for the SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards and after judging by our panel of experienced industry experts, a list of nominees was concluded. Six Categories will be decided upon by the public with no criteria used, and will be monitored by SABC Mobile, a system that will allow for a fair and accurate voting process. These Categories are: Best Amazion, Best Gospel Maskandi, Best Gospel Artist, Best Gospel Song, Best Gospel TV Show and Best Community Radio Show.

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Categories and nominees
Best Gospel Pop

  • The Plain Truth – Shipwrecked
  • 3c Live – Revolution
  • Victory5 – Hoofstuk Een 2013-1016
  • Matthew10 – Praise

Best Gospel Producer

  • Kutloano Mokoena for Psalms of Hope (Taki Ndou)
  • Khaya Mthethwa for Vula (Khaya Mthethwa)
  • Kenny Shibambu for Ha Ku Ndzunisa (Go Explo)
  • Dr Tumi for Love & Grace (Dr Tumi)

Best of Africa

  • Bro Vitus N Onyeneto – Onyeze – Nigeria
  • Pastor Toggy Thivaviri – Zimbabwe
  • Ndunduzo Matste – Swaziland

Best Gospel Afrikaans

  • Victory5 – Hoofstuk Een
  • Di Tyd Is Nou – De Wald Gouws
  • Manne Wat Glo – Manne Wat Glo
  • Dankie Heer – Manie Jackson

Best Gospel Poetry

  • Gugu Nzimande – Melusi Wami Iba Nami
  • Sabelo T – Hlalani Kuye
  • Sphindile Ndlovu – The Kind of God I Serve

Best Gospel Rock

  • Adrian Singh – All the Glory
  • Abe Sibiya – God Is a Rock
  • Collen Maluleka – Great Things

Best Gospel Engineer

  • Shadrack Ndlovu for Only You Are Holy (Denzel Erasmus)
  • Job Tako for Pentecost Move (Sbu Banda)
  • Shane for Love & Grace (Dr Tumi)
  • Papi Diretse for Ngiyambonga (Pastor Khabs)

Best Gospel TV Show

  • Apo Zion – Soweto TV
  • The Octavia Ephraim Show – Elev 8 TV
  • Gospel Classics – SABC2

Best Community Outreach by Artist

  • True Faith Gospel Choir
  • Tebs Davids
  • Pastor Khabs
  • Isethembiso

Best Gospel Jazz

  • Ps Phil – Ngizolibonga
  • Nokuthula Fundama – A Smile on My Face
  • Edith Masakhona – On And On

Best Church Choir

  • 3 C – How Great
  • Blessed Jerusalema – Ngenze Nkosi
  • Covenant – Children
  • Blue Heaven International – Lomkhosi Ongaka

Best Gospel Rap

  • Solomon Spenser – Blessed
  • The Trade – The Attonment
  • Mawat – Wema
  • Sound Of Valour – The Chosen One

Best Gospel Community Radio

  • Injobo Ithungelwa Ebandla, Thami Ntombela (Imbokodo FM)
  • Dlangamandla – By Sfiso Mtolo – Divine Touch
  • Sunday Gospel Mix – (Welcome Ntombela) Nongoma FM
  • Dithoriso – Mogale FM (Tholang Lebleo)

Best Gospel Video

  • Shipwrecked – The Plain Truth
  • God of Miracles – Colin Mitchel ft Ambassador J Loemba
  • For My Good – Mpho Mutula
  • Ekugcineni – Thinah Zungu

Best Gospel DVD

  • Tshwane Gospel Choir – Revival 2016
  • Mahalia Buchanan – Redeemed To Worship
  • Khaya Mthethwa – The Dawn
  • Dr Tumi – Love & Grace

Best Gospel Maskandi

  • Isichomane Sikabhaka (ft Dumi Mkokstad) – Ngikhetha Inkosi
  • Uglamour Kamaskandi – Izinto Zomhlaba
  • Nongoma – Imihla Yami
  • Pastor Pakade – Yenzekindaba
  • Qhosha Ngokwenza Kwakhe – Ngisebenzele

Best Gospel Amazion

  • Living in Christ Legends – Inkosi Inamandla
  • Zion City Ministries – Sidle Naye
  • TCCC Mass Choir – Jesu Ngohlala Nawe
  • Redemption in Christ – Mawube Kini Lowomqondo

Best Gospel Acapella

  • Abathandwa – Amagatsha
  • Ithimba Le Afrika – Umusa Kankulunkulu
  • Durban Metro-Ymg Choir – Ndinguyehova
  • Reality 7 – Dilika Emthini

Best Gospel Group

  • Go Explo
  • Ithimba Le Africa
  • Glory of the Last Days
  • Isethembiso

Best Gospel Contemporary

  • The Plain Truth – Wave After Wave
  • Jjo – Love with No Limits
  • Vula – Khaya Mthethwa
  • 3C Live – Send Your Rain

Best Gospel Newcomer

  • Xolani Sithole – Calvary Encounter
  • Edith Masakhona – Na Zwothe Zwine Ndavha
  • Ntethelelo Indumiso Volume 2
  • Tshifiwa – Beyond the View
  • Jumbo – Siyaya

Classic of All Times

  • Kealfa Le Omega – Vuyo Mokoena
  • Lerato La Jeso – Tebs David
  • Ye Yani Na Le Mikhorzo – Durban Metro Ymg
  • Bapa Le Nna – Teboho Moloi

Best Gospel Praise

  • This Is Your Glory – Swazi Dlamini
  • Tender – 3C Live
  • Jesus King of Kings – Voice Tsilatsila
  • Praise Your Name – Khaya Mthethwa

Best Gospel Worship

  • You Are Worthy – Takie Ndou
  • You Reign – Collen Maluleke
  • Holy Is Our God – Mahalia Buchanan
  • We Love You Lord – Dr Tumi

Best Gospel Songwriter

  • Mercy Endures – Pierson Pretorius for 3c Live
  • Nothing without You – Dr Tumi
  • The Lord Will Never Fail – Adrian Singh
  • Lamathambo Asengaphila – Andile Kamajola

Best Gospel Male Artist

  • Taki Ndou
  • Khaya Mthethwa
  • Dr Tumi
  • Pastor Lungi Ndala

Best Gospel Female Artist

  • Deborah Fraser
  • Winnie Mashaba
  • Lebo Segkobela
  • Mahalia Buchanan

Best Gospel Traditional

  • Ke Ngwana Hao – Teboho Moloi
  • Bulelani Koyo – Lizalisi Dinga Lakho
  • Ngiyambonga – Pastor Khabs
  • Phonsan ‘Umnatha – Butho & Yolanda Vuthela
  • Ngana Lelihlasoa – Macecelia A Ka St Paul

Best Gospel Collaboration

  • Ikherubim Nesarafim – Papa Ndu ft Redeemed
  • Same God – Sbu Banda ft Pastor Benjamin Dube
  • Akekho Onjengawe – Chumani Ngojo ft Vuyo Tlolo
  • Umile – Nathi and Nkanyiso ft Dumi Mkokstad
  • Siyabonga Baba – Israel Mosehla

Best Gospel Album

  • Love and Grace – Dr Tumi
  • Vula – Khaya Mthethwa
  • Heal Me Jesus – Mahalia Buchanan
  • Revival – Tswane Gospel Choir

Best Gospel Artist

  • Dumi Mkokstad
  • Andile Kamajola
  • Lebo Sekgobela
  • Sfiso Ncwane
  • Dr Tumi

Best Gospel Song

  • Lamathambo Asengaphila Yini – Andile Kamajola
  • Khulula Ugcobo – Women in Praise
  • Phonsan ‘Umnatha Ngasekunene – Butho & Yolanda Vuthela
  • Lion of Judah – Lebo Sekgobela
  • Nothing without You – Dr Tumi

2 Comments

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