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South African Amapiano Music Awards

Welcome to the First Official Annual South African Amapiano Music Awards!!!


Welcome to the First Official Annual South African Amapiano Music Awards!!! The Amapiano genre has transformed into one of South Africa’s biggest musical exports.

A genre that has captured the voices of millions of South African youth, it has received notable nods from many prominent western figures including Diddy, Swizz Beats, Virgil Abloh, to name but a few.

Therefore the decision to come up with a dedicated awards show for the genre that would recognize its most notable achievers was inevitable.

What somewhat started as an “underdog’s sound” has now gone on to find itself at the forefront of music culture not only in Mzansi but the rest of the continent - and the world. It therefore came as a shock to many when categories in the prominent award ceremonies in the country were not dominated by Amapiano artists; despite the yanos leading in terms of fan base and numbers on social media as well as on DSPs - which is why the Governing Body of the inaugural Awards decided to come up with a ceremony that would specifically celebrate the genre, and we couldn't be more excited about finally having an official Yanos Awards Show

Launched right in the midst of a pandemic when artists are being told that they can’t work, the awards show is by the people, for the people and winners are voted for by the people themselves. Voters can win up to 100 000 worth of prizes for voting for their favorite nominees. Artists will win R10 000 cash for each winning category while Song of the Year will win a cash prize of 50 000 rands. AMAPIANO TO THE WORLD!!!

See the full list of categories below:

  • Best Amapiano Street Dancer

  • Best Amapiano Music Video

  • Best Amapiano Newcomer

  • Friends of Amapiano

  • Most Viral Amapiano Song Of the Year

  • Best Amapiano Dance Act

  • Best Amapiano Live Vocal Performance

  • Best Amapiano Lyricist/Rapper

  • Best Amapiano Vocalist

  • Best Amapiano Collaboration

  • Best Amapiano Music Producer

  • Best Amapiano Produced Song

  • Best Amapiano Duo or Group

  • Best Amapiano Female DJ ACT

  • Best Amapiano Male DJ ACT

  • Amapiano Album of the Year

  • Best Female Amapiano Artist

  • Best Male Amapiano Artist

  • Amapiano Artist of the Year

  • Amapiano Song Of the Year

Each sms costs R2. Free sms’s do not apply, T&C’s apply. You may vote as many times as you like. Voting lines close on 30 September 2021 at 12PM.