The Annual Basadi in Music Awards were held at the Joburg Theatre yesterday.

The awards recognises female achievements in the entertainment industry. Below are the winners.

  • Afro Pop Artist of the Year

Kelly Khumalo – ‘Akathintwa’

  • Sofnfree Amapiano Artist of the Year

Khanyisa Jaceni ft. Sir Trill, Marcus Mc, Tycoon & Ben Da Prince – ‘Gyjima’

  • Artist of the Year

Lwah Ndlunkulu

  • Dance Artist of the Year

Nuzu Deep – ‘Come Find Me’

  • DJ of the Year

Lady Amar

  • Duo/Collaboration of the Year

Qwabe Twins – ‘Sobonana’

  • Nando’s Emerging Artist of the Year

Noluthando Ngema

  • Entertainment Journalist of the Year

Masego Seemela – Sowetan Smag

  • Entertainment Radio Presenter of the Year

Khutso Theledi – The Break Away (Metro FM)

  • Entertainment Radio Producer of the Year

Phila Tyekana – The Touchdown (Metro FM)

  • Entertainment TV Producer of the Year

Philisa Bidi – Massive Music (Chanel O)

  • Gospel Artist of the Year

Ntokozo Mbambo – ‘Ngcwele Nkosi’

  • Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Nadia Nakai ft. Lucasraps – ‘Not The Same’

  • Jazz Artist of the Year

Thesis ZA – ‘Chosi’

  • Music TV Presenter of the Year

Ntombee Mzolo – Yash’ Ingoma’

  • Music Video of the Year

Ney The Bae ft. Given Zulu – ‘Ingwe’

  • Newcomer of the Year

Group Chat – ‘Mama’

  • Pop Artist of the Year

Holly Rey – ‘Stripped’

  • Reggae Artist of the Year

Empres Lilly – ‘One Day’

  • Social Media Influencer of the Year

Tshidi Kekana Manganye

  • Song of the Year

‘Ithuba’ – Lwah Ndlunkulu ft. Siya Ntuli

  • Songwriter of the Year


  • Stylist of the Year


  • Traditional Artist of the Year

Dr Sophy – ‘Vamaseve wa Mina’

  • Non-voting category recipients
  • CEO Mosadi In Business Achievement Award Recipients
  1. Nhlanhla Mafu for NN Vintage
  2. Thando Thabethe for Thabooty’s Underwear and Shapewear
  3. Boity for Be You By Boity and BT Signature
  • Mosadi In Music In Africa Award Recipients

Berita (Zimbabwe)

Maleh (Lesotho)

Mpho Sebina (Botswana)

Sefa (Ghana)

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards

Angélique Kidjo

Letta Mbulu

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