The winners of the inaugural Basadi in Music Awards (BIMAs) in South Africa were announced at the Gallagher Estate Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 15 October.
While we are proud of all the winners, one winner that seems to have made us proud as a youth magazine is Boohle.
Boohle walked away with the coveted Amapiano Artist Of The Year award and we are super excited!
Taking to social media to express great gratitude, Boohle thanked her fans for the love and support throughout her career.
Boohle wrote: “WE WON FAM!!!!!!!!!!We won Amapiano artist of the year thank you for the votes and support Thank you @basadiinmusicawards_sa for empowering women, shout out to @hloni_modise you’re inspiring and amazing keep it up! Shout out to @sampra_rsa thank you for everything you do for us creatives.
Shout out to my day ones, the “Boohle family “ my supporters here at home and across the borders. I love you and I see you!!! To more wins.… I’m so humbled! ”
Although the Basadi in Music Awards nominations were dominated by Amapiano artists, Lamiez Holworthy and Lerato Kganyago also shined bright at the Gallagher Convention Centre on 15 October.
Holworthy won the DJ of the Year and Music TV Presenter of the Year Awards while Kganyago walked away with Entertainment Radio Presenter of the Year and the Mosadi Business Achievement Award which was also awarded to DJ Zinhle and Dineo Ranaka.
See the full list below.
Kaya959 Afropop Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year
Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year
SAMPRA Artist of the Year
Sofn’Free Dance Artist of the Year
Gospel Artist of the Year
Newcomer of Year
SAMRO Songwriter of the Year
Traditional Artist of the Year
Basetsana Ba Setso
Pop Artist of the Year
AC Wines Jazz Artist of the Year
DJ of the Year
Social Media Influencer of the Year
Entertainment Radio Producer of the Year
Prudence Mathebula – The Midday Link Up
Hlengiwe Khumalo – The Glenzito Super drive
Nthabiseng Mamabolo – Better Together
Nthabiseng Molapo – Afternoon Fix
Phila Tyekana – The Touch Down
Entertainment Radio Presenter of the Year
Lerato Kganyago – The Midday Link up
Anele Mdoda – Anele and the Club
Jabulile Vilakazi – Ghetto Sound Zone
Lebo Jojo Mokoena – Opulent Life
Minenhle Masondo – Behind the curtain
Music TV Show Presenter
Lamiez Holworthy – Live Amp
Anele Zondo – Massive Music
Helicopter Ndlovu – Ugubhulwami
Lalla Hirayama – Massive Music
Lootlove – Mzanzi Magic Music Specials
Entertainment Journalist of the Year
Amanda Maliba – Sowetan
Doreen Molefe – Daily Sun
Kedibone Modise – The Star
Patience Bambalele – Sowetan
Qhama Dayile – Drum Magazine
Song of the Year
Pabi Cooper – ‘Banyana ke Bafana’
DBN Gogo – ‘Bambelela’
Makhadzi – ‘Ganama’
Nomfundo Moh – ‘Phakade Lami’
Shekhinah – ‘Questions’
Stylist of the Year
CEO’s Mosadi In Business Achievement Award
Joburg Tourism Company Humanitarian Award
SAMPRA Highest Airplay
CAPPASSO Most Streamed Song
Nomcebo Zikode – Xola Moya Wami
CEO Trailblazer Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Yvonne Chaka Chaka