Johannesburg - Nominees for the third annual DSTV Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards have been announced with Amapiano hitmaker Kabza De Small, Tsonga rapper Sho Madjozi and house music maestro DJ Prince Kaybee leading the nominations.
The nomination party was hosted by The Queen actress Dineo Moeketsi. Fellow The Queen actress Thembsie Matu, Isithembiso actors Tshenolo Seabi and Zamani Mbatha as well as The Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Lethabo 'Lejoy' Mathatha were also in attendance.
Sho Madjozi will compete with Matheba, Somizi Mhlongo, Anele Mdoda and Nomzamo Mbatha for Favourite Personality of the Year. The John Cena hit-maker is also nominated for Favourite Music Artist/Group against Sjava, DJ Prince Kaybee, Dr Tumi and King Monada.
Vula Vala hit-maker Kabza De Small will duke it out with DJ Maphorisa, Prince Kaybee, DJ Sumbody and DJ Speedsta for Favourite DJ. Kabza will also compete for Favourite Rising Star with Thato Moeng, Wiseman Mncube, Simthandile 'Sim Tiger' Tshabalala and Larona Moagi.
Prince Kaybee’s smash hit Gugulethu is up for Favourite Song of the Year with Kokota, SMA, Umama as well as Shesha Geza. Favourite Actor will see Molefi Monaisa, Bheki Sibiya, Warren Masemola, Masoja Msiza and Presley Chweneyagae compete.
Leading ladies Dawn Thandeka King, Zola Nombona, Sindi Dlathu and Florence Masebe will go head-to-head for Favourite Actress while Moshe Ndiki, Thomas Mlambo, Nomsa Buthelezi, Jub Jub and Motshidise Mohono will compete for Favourite Presenter.
Meanwhile, South African musician AKA has said he will be holding a concert early next year dabbed 'Fees For All' which is aimed at raising funds for students in need.
The Supa Mega's upcoming concert aims to help alleviate the country's overflowing student debt.
It will raise funds for varsity students in debt or who can't afford university fees, with a target of between R10m and R15m.
The much-awaited concert will take place on February 15, 2020 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.
AKA held a press conference last Friday to promote the event and explained how he would meet the target.
“I'm a musician and I've been doing this for a long, long time and I never went to tertiary, but I always thought like, this, student fees is a cause that I am very into and very passionate about. I then thought, what if I performed, did a free concert and took all the proceeds and all those brands took the same energy and maybe we raise about R10m for students who wanted to become something one day?"
The host of the press briefing, Hulisani Ravele, added that the concert was not a Public Relations stunt.
“The concert is about building, furthering one individual and building generations to come,” she said.
Tickets for the show will be available for purchase at Webtickets from December 5.