9th Crown Gospel Awards 2016 Nominees

 

The South African gospel music nominee list for this years crown awards have grown. This year’s SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards are in their 9th installment and the nominees were announced in an all-white red carpet affair on the 19th of October 2016 at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Six Categories will be open to the public to vote for their favorites. The votes will be done via SMS and will be monitored by a system that will allow for a fair and accurate voting process. These Categories are:

Best Amazion, Best Gospel Maskandi, Best Gospel Artist, Best Gospel TV Show ,Best Community Radio Show and finally Best Gospel Song of the year.

Here is the list (initially released) of  the IX SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards 2016 Nominee

 

1)            BEST GOSPEL POP

  1. THE PLAIN TRUTH – SHIPWRECKED
  2. 3C LIVE – REVOLUTION
  3. VICTORY 5 – HOOFSTUK EEN 2013 – 2016
  4. MATHEW 10 – PRAISE

 

2)            BEST GOSPEL PRODUCER

  1. KUTLOANO MOKOENA FOR PSALMS OF HOPE (TAKI NDOU)
  2. KHAYA MTHETHWA FOR VULA (KHAYA MTHETHWA)
  3. KENNY SHIBAMBU FOR HA KU NDZUNISA (GO EXPLO)
  4. DR TUMI FOR LOVE & GRACE (DR TUMI)

 

3)            BEST OF AFRICA

  1. BRO. VITUS N ONYENETO – ONYEZE – NIGERIA
  2. PASTOR TOGGY THIVAVIRI – ZIMBABWE
  3. NDUNDUZO MATSE – SWAZILAND

 

4)            BEST GOSPEL AFRIKAANS

  1. VICTORY 5 – HOOFSTUK EEN
  2. DI TYD IS NOU – DE WALD GOUWS
  3. MANNE WAT GLO – MANNE WAT GLO
  4. DANKIE HEER – MANIE JACKSON

 

5)            BEST GOSPEL POETRY   

  1. GUGU NZIMANDE – MELUSI WAMI IBA NAMI
  2. SABELO T – HLALANI KUYE
  3. SPHINDILE NDLOVU – THE KIND OF GOD I SERVE

 

6)            BEST GOSPEL ROCK

  1. ADRIAN SINGH – ALL THE GLORY
  2. ABE SIBIYA – GOS IS A ROCK
  3. COLLEN MALULEKA – GREAT THINGS

 

7)            BEST GOSPEL ENGINEER              

  1. SHADRACK NDLOVU FOR ONLY YOU ARE HOLY (DENZEL ERASMUS)
  2. JOB TAKO FOR PENTECOST MOVE (SBU BANDA)
  3. SHANE FOR LOVE & GRACE (DR. TUMI)
  4. PAPI DIRETSE FOR NGIYAMBONGA (PASTOR KHABS)

 

8)            BEST GOSPEL TV SHOW

  1. APO ZION – SOWETO TV
  2. THE OCTAVIA EPHRAIM SHOW – ELEV 8 TV
  3. GOSPEL CLASSICS – SABC2

 

9)            BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH BY ARTIST

  1. TRUE FAITH GOSPEL CHOIR
  2. TEBS DAVIDS
  3. PASTOR KHABS
  4. ISETHEMBISO

 

10)          BEST GOSPEL JAZZ

  1. PS. PHIL – NGIZOLIBONGA
  2. NOKUTHULA FUNDAMA – A SMILE ON MY FACE
  3. EDITH MASAKHONA – ON AND ON

 

11)          BEST CHURCH CHOIR

  1. 3 C – HOW GREAT
  2. BLESSED JERUSALEMA – NGENZE NKOSI
  3. COVENANT – CHILDREN
  4. BLUE HEAVEN INTERNATIONAL – LOMKHOSI ONGAKA

 

12)          BEST GOSPEL RAP

  1. SOLOMON SPENSER – BLESSED
  2. THE TRADE – THE ATTONMENT
  3. MAWAT – WEMA
  4. SOUND OF VALOR – THE CHOSEN ONE

 

13)          BEST GOSPEL COMMUNITY RADIO

  1. INJOBO ITHUNGELWA EBANDLA, THAMI NTOMBELA (IMBOKODO FM)
  2. DLANGAMANDLA – BY SFISO MTOLO – DIVINE TOUCH
  3. SUNDAY GOSPEL MIX – (WELCOME NTOMBELA) NONGOMA FM
  4. DITHORISO – MOGALE FM (THOLANG LEBLEO)

 

14)          BEST GOSPEL VIDEO      

  1. SHIPWRECKED – THE PLAIN TRUTH
  2. GOD OF MIRACLES – COLIN MITCHEL FT. AMBASSADOR J. LOEMBA
  3. FOR MY GOOD – MPHO MUTULA
  4. EKUGCINENI – THINAH ZUNGU

 

15)          BEST GOSPEL DVD

  1. TSHWANE GOSPEL CHOIR – REVIVAL 2016
  2. MAHALIA BUCHANAN – REDEEMED TO WORSHIP
  3. KHAYA MTHETHWA -THE DAWN
  4. DR. TUMI – LOVE & GRACE

 

18)          BEST GOSPEL MASKANDI

  1. ISICHOMANE SIKABHAKA (FT. DUMI MKOKSTAD) – NGIKHETHA INKOSI
  2. UGLAMOUR KAMASKANDI – IZINTO ZOMHLABA
  3. NONGOMA – IMIHLA YAMI
  4. PASTOR PAKADE – YENZEKINDABA
  5. QHOSHA NGOKWENZA KWAKHE – NGISEBENZELE

 

19)          BEST GOSPEL AMAZION               

  1. LIVING IN CHRIST LEGENDS – INKOSI INAMANDLA
  2. ZION CITY MINISTRIES – SIDLE NAYE
  3. T.C.C.C MASS CHOIR – JESU NGOHLALA NAWE
  4. REDEMPTION IN CHRIST – MAWUBE KINI LOWOMQONDO

 

20)          BEST GOSPEL ACAPELLA

  1. ABATHANDWA – AMAGATSHA
  2. ITHIMBA LE AFRIKA – UMUSA KANKULUNKULU
  3. DURBAN METRO-YMG CHOIR – NDINGUYEHOVA
  4. REALITY 7 – DILIKA EMTHINI

 

21)          BEST GOSPEL GROUP

  1. GO EXPLO
  2. ITHIMBA LE AFRICA
  3. GLORY OF THE LAST DAYS
  4. ISETHEMBISO

 

22)          BEST GOSPEL CONTEMPORARY

  1. THE PLAIN TRUTH – WAVE AFTER WAVE
  2. JJO – LOVE WITH NO LIMITS
  3. VULA – KHAYA MTHETHWA
  4. 3C LIVE – SEND YOUR RAIN

 

23)          BEST GOSPEL NEWCOMER

  1. XOLANI SITHOLE – CALVARY ENCOUNTER
  2. EDITH MASAKHONA – NA ZWOTHE ZWINE NDAVHA
  3. NTETHELELO INDUMISO VOLUME
  4. SHIFIWA – BEYOND THE VIEW
  5. JUMBO – SIVAVA

 

24)          CLASSIC OF ALL TIMES

  1. KEALFA LE OMEGA – VUYO MOKOENA
  2. LERATO LA JESO – TEBS DAVID
  3. YE YANI NA LE MIKHORZO – DURBAN METRO YMG
  4. BAPA LE NNA – TEBOHO MOLOI

 

25)          BEST GOSPEL PRAISE

  1. THIS IS YOUR GLORY – SWAZI DLAMINI
  2. TENDER – 3C LIVE
  3. JESUS KING OF KINGS – VOICE TSILATSILA
  4. PRAISE YOUR NAME – KHAYA MTHETHWA

 

26)          BEST GOSPEL WORSHIP

  1. YOU ARE WORTHY – TAKIE NDOU
  2. YOU REIGN – COLLEN MALULEKE
  3. HOLY IS OUR GOD – MAHALIA BUCHANAN
  4. WE LOVE YOU LORD – DR. TUMI

 

27)          BEST GOSPEL SONGWRITER       

  1. MERCY ENDURES – PIERSON PRETORIUS FOR 3C LIVE
  2. NOTHING WITH YOU – DR. TUMI
  3. THE LORD WILL NEVER FAIL – ADRIAN SINGH
  4. LAMATHAMBO ASENGAPHILA – ANDILE KAMAJOLA

 

28)          BEST GOSPEL MALE ARTIST

  1. TAKI NDOU
  2.                     KHAVA MTHETHWA
  3. DR TUMI
  4. PASTOR LUNGI NDALA

 

29)          BEST GOSPEL FEMALE ARTIST    

  1. DEBORAH FRASER
  2. WINNIE MASHABA
  3. LEBO SEGKOBELA
  4. MAHALIA BUCHANAN

 

30)          BEST GOSPEL TRADITIONAL

  1. KE NGWANA HAO – TEBOHO MOLOI
  2. BULELANI KOYO – LIZALISI DINGA LAKHO
  3. NGIYAMBONGA – PASTOR KHABS
  4. PHONSAN ‘UMNATHA – BUTHO & YOLANDA VUTHELA
  5. NGANA LELIHLASOA – MACECELIA A KA ST. PAUL

 

31)          BEST GOSPEL COLLABORATION

  1. IKHERUBIM NESARAFIM – PAPA NDU FT. REDEEMED
  2. SAME GOD – SBU BANDA FT. PASTOR BENJAMIN DUBE
  3. AKEKHO ONJENGAWE – CHUMANI NGOJO FT. VUYO TLOLO
  4. UMILE – NATHI AND NKANYISO FT. DUMI MKOKSTAD
  5. SIYABONGA BABA – ISRAEL MOSEHLA

 

 

32)          BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

  1. LOVE AND GRACE – DR. TUMI
  2. VULA – KHAVA MTHETHWA
  3. HEAL ME JESUS – MAHALIA BUCHANAN
  4. REVIVAL – TSWANE GOSPEL CHOIR

 

33)          BEST GOSPEL ARTIST

  1. DUMI MKOKSTAD
  2. ANDILE KAMAJOLA
  3. LEBO SEKGOBELA
  4. SFISO NCWANE
  5. DR. TUMI

 

34)          BEST GOSPEL SONG

  1. LAMATHAMBO ASENGAPHILA VINI – ANDILE KAMAJOLA
  2. KHULULA UGCOBO – WOMEN IN PRAISE
  3. PHONSAN ‘UMNATHA NGASEKUNENE – BUTHO & YOLANDA VUTHELA
  4. LION OF JUDAH – LEBO SEKGOBELA
  5. NOTHING WITHOUT YOU – DR. TUMI

 

35)          LIFETIME

 

36)          BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH  BY A CHURCH   

 

37)          SALT  AWARD   

 

The awards will be held o the 27th November 2016 at the ICC in Durban. They will also be broadcasted Live on SABC 2.