9th INGOMA 2022 Nominees Revealed In Style with Trace Gospel SA

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The 9th instalment of Independent National Gospel Music Awards (INGOMA) Nominees Announcement were hosted by TV personality Lehlohonolo Ledwaba at the Red Conference Centre in Johannesburg on the 27th May. Congratulations to all the nominees who received a nod for the 9th INGOMAs.

The INGOMAs aim to recognize excellence among upcoming gifted and independent African gospel musicians boasting over 30 categories. South Africa’s independent gospel recording artists came out in numbers for 9th INGOMA 2022 Nominees Announcement.

They also featured performances from upcoming artists such as David the King , Zodwa Mahlangu, Thabiso Mokhethi, Khulekani Hlengiwe and Masondo.

Speaking at the 9th INGOMA nominees announcement event Dan Raseluma shared his fond memories of back then as a budding gospel artist, producer and artist manager.

“I have played alot of roles in the gospel music industry that is why I was able to understand and learn the frustrations of upcoming and independent artists because I was frustrated throughout the journey as an artist.”

INGOMA Founder & CEO : Dan Raseluma

See Details of 9th INGOMA Nominee List below

Puleng March is one of the most-nominated artists for the 9th INGOMAs with 4 nominations and leading was Khulekani Chili who is nominated in a staggering 8 categories. See details in nominee list below.

All the nominees for the 9th INGOMA are also listed on their new App for voting.

1. Album of the Year

• David The King – Hyms of Faith
• Rising Sun – The Rising Glory
• Khulekani – Ungumhlobo
• Paul K – In the Beginning
• Ncebekazi Msomi – The 34th Psalm
• City Modiba – Ditaba Tsa Jesu


2. Artist of the Year

• David The King
• Khulekani
• Paul K


3. Song of the Year

• Londiwe Sphe Nxumalo – Ngezelw’isimanga
• Khulekani – Hlala Nami
• Rising Sun – Usefikile
• Ncebekazi Msomi – Ukufezwa kwamadinga
• City Modiba – Tsela Ya Nnete
• David The King – Pele Hao
• Tebogo Mokhowane – Eloi Venda Anthem

4. Best Gospel Single

  • Essential Skgadi & Van Vuuren
  • Mosa Confidence Maake
  • Bulelwa Lisa
  • Joseph Khanye
  • The Light Twins
  • Yolokazi
  • Mohale Mamarara
  • Sya Ndlovu
  • Rumbi Shiri
  • Kenny P
  • Nkagiseng Antiti
  • Mpho Putini
  • Botse Mohlala
  • Cebo Juju
  • Pastor Lutendo
  • Gundo Nemukula
  • Makhanya ZN
  • Lebo Matlou
  • Thuso Negza

5. Best Female Artist

  • Fefe
  • Puleng March
  • Manelli
  • Trica Selala
  • Ncebekazi Msomi
  • Lebo Matlou

6. Best Male Artist

  • Pastor Innocent
  • David The King
  • Bheki Gwala
  • Siphe Mkokelwa
  • Khulekani
  • Paul K
  • Job Molele
  • City Modiba

7. Best Street Promotional Artist

  • Nqaba SM “The Psalmist”
  • Khulekani
  • Amawele Mawelane
  • Pastor Dada

8. Best Music Video

  • Jean Mar T
  • Ndumiso Makubule
  • Mosa Confidence Maake
  • The Light Twins
  • Teffo’s Brothers
  • Sya Ndlovu
  • Mohale Mamarara
  • Zinzi Kahnish
  • Kenny P
  • Tsusie
  • Nokulunga Mabuza
  • Lebo Matlou
  • Makhanya ZN
  • King D Music
  • Evangelist Peter

9. Best Gospel Maskandi

  • Sbuh Mkhwanazi ft. Bonakele
  • Dumangeze Ngcobo

10. Best Gospel House Song

  • Thami Jay ft. Nkagiseng Antiti
  • Athandi Mvusi
  • Shakes Kgafela
  • Jaycee Radebe

11. Best Gospel Rap/Hip Hop Song

  • Zinzi Kahnish
  • Slovaz

12. Best African Gospel Artist

  • Jean Mar T – DRC
  • Daniel Agyin Goldman – Ghana
  • Chengetai B – Zimbabwe
  • Evangelist Peter – Nigeria

13. Best Accapela Album

  • Die Bruin Gospel Project
  • Kopanang Batlhankana
  • Abakhethwa Gospel Singers
  • Bahlanka Ba Lerato

14. Best Amazion Album

  • Ngwazane S
  • Healing Mercy Choristers
  • CCAC Ministries

15. Best Traditional Gospel Album

  • City Modiba
  • Bushbuckridge Worship Explosion
  • Amawele Mawelane
  • Nnana Komape
  • Christian Ikenna
  • Khutso M
  • Job Molele
  • Mpilo Kunene

16. Best Contemporary Gospel Album

  • Mofunk Gospel/Various Artists
  • Nokulunga Mabuza
  • Ncebekazi Msomi
  • King D Music

17. Best Worship Album

  • OV Prince
  • Jabulile Jay
  • Queen Patience
  • Mosa Sthemba
  • Gcinile Nxumalo

18. Best Praise Album

  • Sya Ndlovu
  • OV Prince
  • Khulekani

19. Best Gospel Collaboration

  • Thina Nemukula ft. Jay Mbiza
  • Sya Ndlovu ft. Mqapheli Ndlovu
  • Mohale Mamarara ft. Nozipho Phiri
  • Rising Sun ft. Ayanda Ntanzi
  • Samora Mathobela ft. Sipho Ngwenya

20. Best Gospel Group/Duo

  • Bushbuckridge Worship Explosion
  • Cerenity
  • The Light Twins
  • Rising Sun
  • Die Bruin Gospel Project
  • Mighty Rooted Voices

21. Best Live Recorded CD

  • Pastor Innocent – The Seed of Worship
  • Londiwe Sphe Nxumalo – Ngezelw’isimanga

22. Best Live Recorded DVD

  • Puleng March
  • Rising Sun
  • Jabulile Jay – Hlanganela
  • City Modiba – Ditaba Tsa Jesu

23. Best Gospel Promoter

  • Martino Malembe
  • Innocent Shezi
  • Team Matla Productions

24. Best Gospel Poet

  • Nkosatane Nziwe
  • Princess Lutendo

25. Best Gospel Radio Presenter

  • Brown Mosiapoa – Motsweding FM
  • Mlungisi Mnyandu – Siyathuthuka FM
  • Sabata Moratiwa Maleleka – Madibeng FM
  • Lady A – Poort FM
  • Abongile Nyondo – UCR FM
  • Msa Mahlangu – DYR 105.1 FM

26. Best Newcomer

  • Nkagiseng Antiti
  • Emmanuel Currently
  • Psalmist Khathu Khedzi
  • Tumelo Nkata
  • Lilly Maredi
  • Sphakanyiswa Mweli
  • Cerenity
  • Thabang Clinton
  • Ntsako Kubayi
  • Hloniphile Buthelezi
  • Nqaba Mkabile
  • Mpho Putini
  • Cebo Juju
  • Buhle Thwalintini
  • Gundo Nemukula
  • Ncebekazi Msomi
  • Lebo Matlou

27. Best CD Sleeve (non voting)

  • Puleng March
  • Khulekani
  • PaulK
  • Thuso Negza

28. Best Songwriter/Composer (non voting)

  • Muhluri Baloyi
  • Bulelani Ndebele
  • Bheki Gwala
  • Puleng March
  • Pastor Lavy
  • Kenny P
  • Athandi Mvusi
  • Khulekani
  • Jabulile Jay
  • Gundo Nemukula
  • Makhanya ZN
  • Job Molele
  • City Modiba

29. Best Sound Engineer (non voting)

  • Musa Mgwenya
  • Lazzy Thobejane
  • Best Backing Vocalist
  • Tshepo Leteka
  • Audrey Moloi
  • Phindile Gumede

30. Best Gospel Producer (non voting)

  • Thami Jay
  • Emmanuel Currently
  • Xoli Thabethe (Rising Sun)
  • Calvin Oohzy
  • Thapelo Tabznation
  • Lazzy Thobejane