South African Hip-Hop Awards 2019: Full List of Winners

Here is the full list of winners for the 2019 SAHHAs.

The 8th annual South African Hip-Hop Awards took place last night at Gold Reef City, Joburg.

Some notable wins include YoungstaCPT's 3T winning Album of the Year, Ginger Trill for Lyricist of the Year, Flame taking Best Freshman and Best Male, Nadia Nakai winning Best Female, Makwa winning Best Producer and Falko One receiving the honorary award.


The South African Hip-Hop Awards were started in 2012 by Ritual Media Group, a company owned by South African hip-hop entrepreneur Osmic Menoe aka Ace of Spades.

This year, the number of categories was reduced, making for a succinct list of winners.

It was noted in a press release prior to the awards show:

"We have had some made some major changes to the categories and aim to raise the bar even higher, the changes include merging the MVP and Hustler Of The Year Award together to become one, the Best Video award will be awarded to the directors of the respective videos instead of the artists themselves and we have also had to remove out the Kings Of The Province, Best Graffiti Artist and the Best Dance Crew categories due to a declining number of submissions over the years."

Below is the full list of winners at the 2019 South African Hip-Hop Awards:

Best Collaboration

Beast (featuring Sjava) "Hello"


Mixtape of the Year

Shane Eagle for Dark Moon Flower


Best Freshman

Flame


Best Lyricist

Ginger Trill


Best Producer

Makwa


Best Female

Nadia Nakai


Best Male

Flame


Honorary Award

Falko


Ubuntu Activism

Emile YX?


Best Video

YoungstaCPT


Best International Brand

Castle Light


Best Local Brand

Butan


Best Hip-Hop Radio Show

DJ Speedsta and Loot Love's Absolute Hip-Hop (Metro FM)


Best Remix

25K (featuring AKA and Emtee) "Culture Vulture Remix"


Best Promoter

Cassper Nyovest for Fill Up


Best Hustler

Cassper Nyovest


Best Digital Sales

Nasty C


Best DJ

DJ PH


Album of the Year

YoungstaCPT's 3T


Song of the Year

Yanga Chief "Utatakho"


Yanga Chief - Utatakho www.youtube.com

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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