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And The 2017 South African Hip-Hop Awards Winners Are...

Cassper Nyovest walks away with six awards.

The sixth annual South African Hip Hop Awards took place last night at The Lyric Theatre in Joburg. Both superstars and emerging artists were celebrated for their craft and hard work. Shane Eagle walked away with Best Newcomer, while YoungstaCPT took the long overdue Lyricist of the Year trophy to Cape Town.


The man of the moment Cassper Nyovest dominated, taking home six awards.

Kwesta won Song of the Year for his love song "Ngiyaz' Fela Ngawe," while DJ Bionic was given the Honorary Award for his huge contributions to the art form.

Below is the full list of winners:

Song of the Year: Kwesta ft. Thabsie "Ngiyaz' Fela Ngawe"

Best Freshman / Newcomer: Shane Eagle

Best Remix: Riky Rick x Frank Casino "Whole Thing"

Best Collaboration: AKA x ANATII "10 Fingers"

Best Dance Crew: Creed Crew

Best Female: Rouge



Most Valuable (MVP): Cassper Nyovest

Best Male: Cassper Nyovest

Honorary Award: DJ Bionic

Hustler of the Year: Cassper Nyovest

Producer of the Year: Gemini Major

DJ of the Year: DJ SPEEDSTA

Best Music Video: Cassper Nyovest "Destiny"

Milestone Award: Cassper Nyovest for Fill Up Orlando Stadium

Promoter of the Year: Junior Lavie

Best Graffiti: Psalm 1

Lyricist of the Year: YoungstaCPT

Best Radio Show: Motsweding FM's Motswako wa Hip Hop

Best Digital Sales: Kwesta

Best Local Brand: Styler Gang

Best International Brand: KFC

King of Northern Cape: DJ Speedy V

King of Eastern Cape: Yahkeem

King of Kwazulu Natal: Junior Lavina

King of Free State: Ba2cada

King of Mpumalanga: Fortune Nthekathi

King of North West: DJ Big Boy SA

King of Western Cape: Grandmaster Ready D

King of Limpopo: Hip Hop Live SA

King of Gauteng: Kool Out

For our coverage of South African hip-hop, click here.

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