Basadi in Music Awards 2022: all the winners

Founded by entertainment entrepreneur and public relations professional Hloni Modise-Matau, the awards are designed to honor and celebrate women in music. They were hosted by rapper and TV presenter Nomuzi Mabena and actress and media personality Anele Zondo.

Broadcasters Lamiez Holzworthy and Lerato Kganyago were the biggest winners with two prizes each. Holzworthy walked away with the accolades of DJ of the Year and Music TV Presenter of the Year while Kganyago received Entertainment Radio Presenter of the Year and the Mosadi in Business Achievement award alongside DJ Zinhle and Dineo Ranaka.

The SAMPRA Amapiano award for Artist of the Year went to Boohle, while Kaya959 Afropop Artist of the Year went to Phumla Music. Lizwi won Sofnfree Dance Artist of the Year, while Zodwa Mabena won AC Wines Jazz Artist of the Year. SAMRO Songwriter of the Year was awarded to Skye Wanda, Entertainment Journalist of the Year to Amanda Maliba and Radio Producer of the Year to Prudence Mathebula.

Abigail Kubeka and Yvonne Chaka Chaka received Lifetime Achievement Awards in honor of their contributions to the music industry. The ceremony also featured performances from Makhadzi, Kamo Mphela, Nadia Nakai, Relo of Skwatta Kamp fame and Kaybee Motsilanyane.

“The first iteration of the Basadi in Music Awards was amazing to watch,” said Hloni Modise-Matau, CEO of BIMA. “It was a phenomenal evening of women celebrating the contribution of other women. We are proud of our hosts Moozle and Ney the Bae who were also fantastic on stage, Tshiamo and Mandz who were on the red carpet and backstage respectively. We are also honored to have presented awards to all of our recipients this evening and, of course, we are very grateful to the artists and guest presenters who brought magic to the inaugural BIMA stage. It was truly an amazing experience, and we can’t wait to start planning BIMA2. »

Below is the full list of winners:

Artist of the year

  • Makhadzi
  • Azana
  • Pabi Cooper
  • DBN Go
  • Holly Rey
  • Nomfundo Moh
  • Simmy

SAMPRA Artist of the Year

  • Bohle
  • DJ Fonzi
  • Kamo Mphela
  • LadyDu
  • Pabi Cooper

Kaya959 Afropop Artist of the Year

  • Phumla Music
  • Amahle
  • Amanda Black
  • Nomfundo Moh
  • Skye Wanda

Sofn’Free Dance Artist of the Year

  • Lizwi
  • Lady X
  • Fox Lalova
  • Rethabile Khumalo
  • Simmy

Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Bathabile Skhosana
  • President
  • Mmatema
  • March Puleng
  • Tsusie

Newcomer of the year

  • Ntomza
  • President
  • Buhle Womculo
  • Millie Ngwalangwala
  • Paige

Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year

  • Gigi Lamayne
  • box
  • Moozle
  • Nadia Nakai
  • Yachna

SAMRO Songwriter of the Year

  • Skye Wanda
  • Amahle
  • Azana
  • Jamie Lee Sexton
  • Msaki

Traditional Artist of the Year

  • Basetsana Ba Setso
  • Tsamandebele sweets
  • Mphoroku Moritini
  • ntunja
  • Zipho Radebe

Pop artist of the year

  • Holly Rey
  • Jamie Lee Sexton
  • Jacky Carpede
  • Hello
  • Shechinah

AC Wines Jazz Artist of the Year

  • Zodwa Mabena
  • Linda Tshabalala
  • Shannon Mowday
  • Thembelihle Dunjana
  • Zoe Modiga

DJ of the year

  • Lamiez Holworthy
  • DJ Zinhle
  • DBN Go
  • Lerato Kganyago
  • Lesego M

Social Media Influencer of the Year

  • Khanyissa Patricia
  • bad milk
  • Mandz.Hot.Not
  • Mihlali Ndamase
  • Yaya Mavundla

Entertainment Radio Producer of the Year

  • Prudence Mathebula – The Midday Link
  • Hlengiwe Khumalo – The super drive of Glenzito
  • Nthabiseng Mamabolo – Better Together
  • Nthabiseng Molapo – Afternoon Correction
  • Phila Tyekana – The Touch Down

Entertainment Radio Presenter of the Year

  • Lerato Kganyago – The midday liaison
  • Anele Mdoda – Anele and the club
  • Jabulile Vilakazi – Ghetto Sound Zone
  • Lebo Jojo Mokoena – The Opulent Life
  • Minenhle Masondo – Behind the Curtain

Music show presenter

  • Lamiez Holworthy – Live amp
  • Anele Zondo – Massive Music
  • Ndlovu–Ugubhulwami helicopter
  • Lalla Hirayama – Massive Music
  • Lootlove – Mzanzi Magic Music Specials

Entertainment Journalist of the Year

  • Amanda Maliba – Sowetan
  • Doreen Molefe – Daily Sunshine
  • Kedibone Modise – The star
  • Patience Bambalele – Sowetan
  • Qhama Dayile – Drum Magazine

song of the year

  • Pabi Cooper – ‘Banyana ke Bafana’
  • DBN Gogo – ‘Bambéléla’
  • Makhadzi – ‘Ganama’
  • Nomfundo Moh – ‘Phakade Lami’
  • Shekinah – ‘Questions’

Stylist of the year

  • Boitumelo Katali
  • Mbalenhle Pokwane
  • Thobeka Mbane
  • Tsakane Ndlovu
  • Tshiamo Modisane

CEO Mosadi In Business Achievement Award

  • Dineo Ranaka
  • DJ Zinhle
  • Lerato Kganyago

Joburg Tourism Company Humanitarian Award

Improved dissemination of SAMPRA

CAPPASSO Most streamed song

  • Nomcebo Zikode – Xola Moya Wami

Pioneer CEO Award

Life Achievement Award

  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka
  • Abigail Kubeka

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