Crown Gospel Awards

7th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards nominees have been announced on Friday and the multi-talented R&B/Gospel singer, Loyisa Bala, is one of the artists who are leading the nomination table.

The annual ceremony is a glamorous, red carpet event where South African and International Gospel Music Artist and other stakeholders, are recognized and crowned for the great works and their contributions towards the Gospel Music Industry.

Seven categories that will be voted for by the public, are Best Gospel Artist, Best Gospel Song, Best AmaZioni, Best Gospel Maskandi’ Best Gospel Radio Show, Best Gospel Community Radio Show and Best Gospel TV Show.

The main event will be on 23 November 2014 at Durban’s ICC. Red Carpet starts at 4:30pm, actual programme will start at 6pm. The awards will be broadcast live on SABC1 from 8pm.

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

1. BEST GOSPEL RAP 

  •  Mano Juvane – Royal Touch Down
  • Vovee Batala – The Transition
  • Mawat – No Other Way
  • Ambassador J Loemba – Follow Me

2. BEST GOSPEL WORSHIP SONG

  •  Viwe Nikita – God Of Everything
  • Spirit Of Praise Vol. 5 – Elshadai
  • Xolani Mdlalose – Ngcele
  • Sgwili – Ungu Jehova

3. BEST GOSPEL PRAISE SONG 

  •  Chumani Ngojo – We Praize
  • Loyiso Bala – Phambili
  • Papane Bulwana – Re A Ho Leboga
  • Spirit Of Praise Vol.5 – Uphakeme

4. BEST CLASSIC OF ALL TIME GOSPEL 

  •  Teboho Moloi – Bapa Le Nna
  • Dumi Mkokstad – Getsemane
  • Khanyisa Sabuka – You Deserve The Best
  • Hlengiwe Mhlaba – Ziyamaz Umelusi

5. BEST GOSPEL NEWCOMER 

  •  Dube Brothers – Step Up
  • Tsotso – Now I know
  • Betusile Mcinga- Kuphelele
  • Jonas Masotla – Emmanuel
  • Chosen – Believe

6. BEST GOSPEL DVD

  •  Word And Life – Freedom
  • The Plain Truth Band – All In
  • Loyiso Bala – Power Love Sound
  • Thulani Ga Ndlela – Welcome To the Altar

7. BEST FEMALE GOSPEL ARTIST 

  •  Thobekile Mkhwanazi
  • Winnie Mashaba
  • Zaza Mokhethi
  • Lebo Sekgobela

8. BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL

  •  Worship House – Worship House Project 11
  • Thobekile Mkhwanazi – Shwele Baba
  • Veliswa Skeyi – Bitso Laka
  • Pastor Ncanda – Ujesu Uyisihlangu Sami

9. BEST MALE

  • Takie Ndou
  • Israel Mosehla
  • Andile Ka Majola

10. BEST GOSPEL MUSIC VIDEO 

  • Lundi Tyamara – Noma Sekutheni Na?
  • Jabu Dlamini – Zulu Lemfihlakalo
  • Andile Kamajola – Ngendlala Indumiso
  • Andile 1266 – Masiyeni

11. BEST CONTEMPORARY SONG 

  •  Ndo Dlakadla – Moy ‘Ongcwele
  • Chumani Ngojo – We Praize
  • Lynette Jonathan – Love Someone Else
  • Khaya Mthethwa – Ushilo Wena

12. BEST GOSPEL JAZZ 

  •  Ndo Dlakadla – Heaven Heard
  • Rudzani Netshilata – Sthandwa
  • Lebo Sekgobela – Chaba Tsohle
  • Colby – Anybody Here

13. BEST GOSPEL ACCAPELLA 

  •  Reality 7 – Ngeke Siguqe
  • Thabiso Tsotetsi (Feat. God’s Grace) – Heavenward Bound
  • Uthando Gospel Singers – Uthando Gospel Singers
  • Just 6 – Kuzolunga

14. BEST POP GOSPEL

  •  Loyiso Bala – Power Love Sound
  • Buhle Nhlangulela – I-Agenda Yezulu
  • Chosen – Believe
  • Ambani Ramaru – I Will Praise Your Name

15. BEST CHURCH CHOIR 

  •  Love World Music Ministry Durban – In His Presence Chapter 1
  • Agape Worshippers – Igniting Nations
  • Ukuphila Kwe-Guardian – Friendship With Jesus
  • Together As One Gospel Choir – O Modimo O Tletseng Mosa

16. BEST GOSPEL GROUP 

  •  Ithimba Le-Afrika – Umusa Ka Nkulunkulu
  • Reality 7 – Ngeke Siguqe
  • Worship House – Worship House Project 11
  • Spirt Of Praise Vol 5 – Spirit Of Praise Vol 5

17. BEST GOSPEL POETRY 

  •  A New Song – A New Song Live At Soweto Theatre
  • Prince Gumede – Kunendoda
  • Nokulunga Dladla – Souls Desire
  • Nokwethemba Mchunu – Joyous Celebration 18

18. BEST COLLABORATION

  •  Sibongiseni Msimang (Feat. Hlengiwe Ntombela) – Siyakhothama
  • Lundi Tyamara (Feat. Jaziel Brothers) – Nomasekutheni
  • Hlengiwe Mhlaba (Feat. Dumi Mkokstad) – After Today
  • Thinah Zungu (Feat. Dumi Mkokstad) – Fear Not

19. BEST GOSPEL PRODUCER 

  •  Aubrey Peacock – Spirit Of Praise Vol. 5
  • Sipho Malembe – Genesis
  • Nhlanhla Silaule – Touching Worship
  • Vaughan Fourie – Believe

20. BEST GOSPEL SONG WRITER 

  •  Ndo Dlakadla – Thix ‘Onothando
  • Ga Ndlela Ziyabuyiselwa – Izinto Zami
  • Thinah Zungu – Nginguthandiwe
  • Andile Kamajola – Ngendlala Indumiso

21. BEST R&B GOSPEL 

  •  Patience Ntuli – In Your Presence
  • Dube Brothers – More
  • Rudzani Netsilata – Sthandwa
  • Ambani Ramaru – I Will Praise

22. BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH (ARTIST/GROUP)

  •  True Faith Gospel Choir
  • Israel Mosehla
  • Ambassador J Loemba

23. BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH (CHURCH) SIYABATHANDA 

  •  Uniting Presbyterian Church
  • Turning Point Worship Centre
  • Fountain Of Love

24. BEST ENGINEER 

  •  Emmanuel Mamphogoro (Mpho Regalo) – I Am A Winner
  • Shardrack Ndlovu (Dumi Mkokstad) – Mbize
  • Lwazi Mngomezulu (Thinah Zungu) – Nginguthandiwe
  • Lucky Lekuka (Wise And Sbo) – Ivangeli

25. BEST COMEDY GOSPEL T.D. JOKES 

26. BEST OF AFRICA GOSPEL

  •  Frank Chimpanzi – I Feel Jesus
  • Shongwe And Khuphuka Saved Group – Kungomusa KaJesu
  • Seaspou N – Siphakamisa Wena
  • Sammie Okposo

27. BEST GOSPEL SONG 

  • Zundithwale – Betusile Mcinga
  • Nginguthandiwe – Thinah Zungu
  • Ngendlala Indumiso – Andile Ka Majola
  • After Today – Hlengiwe Mhlaba

28. BEST GOSPEL ARTIST 

  •  Dumi Mkokstad
  • Thinah Zungu
  • Zaza Mokhethi
  • Andile Ka Majola

29. BEST AMAZION (SOLO/GROUP) 

  •  Abafana Benduku – Umama Vol. 4
  • Ukuphila Kwe–Guardian – Friendship With Jesus
  • Galathiya – Ekhaya Egalathiya Siyakhulekela
  • The 12 Apostolic Church O SA – Hlanganani
  • Joyous Of Mass Choir – Liyosulwa

30. BEST MASKANDI GOSPEL 

  •  Motivation – Siyabusiswa
  • Ezika Bhaka – Wozani Bantabami
  • Sbo Khumalo – Asinagolide Nasiliva

31. BEST GOSPEL RADIO SHOW COMMUNITY 

  • Food For Your Soul – Highway Radio
  • Sweet Melodies – Jozi
  • Sedibeng Sa Bophela – Hope FM
  • Good News Qwaqwa – Community Radio
  • Phila Niphile – Voc

32. BEST GOSPEL TV SHOW

  • It’s Gospel Time EP 13 – SABC 2
  • I Want To Sing Gospel – SABC 2
  • Behind The Gospel E – Ekasi Plus
  • Gospel Gold – SABC 1
  • According To The Bible – Soweto TV

33. BEST GOSPEL RADIO SHOW – COMMERCIAL/PBS 

  • Sunday Devotion – Gagasi FM
  • Siyadvumisa – Ligwalagwala

PUBLIC VOTE: To vote for your favourite nominee, SMS the NAME of the category & artist/show to 34 069 (SMS cost R1.50)

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