Two Zimbabwean artists have been nominated for the recently announced inaugural South Africa Amapiano Music Awards 2021. Sha Sha and DJ Zandimaz have three nominations each.
By Plot Mhako
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.
Charmaine Shamiso “Sha Sha” Mapimbiro, is a Zimbabwean singer from Mutare. Hailed by many as “the queen of amapiano”, she gained popularity for her collaborations with South African amapiano producers such as DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small. She was awarded Best New International Act at the 2020 BET Awards.
The awards were created to recognize its most notable achievers.
DJ Zandimaz is a Zimbabwean music producer and DJ based in South Africa. She is known for the song Emathandweni which features Nokwazi. Born Zandile Mazithulela. She hails from Esigodini in Umzingwane District, Matabeleland South.
Best Amapiano Music Video « DJ Zandimaz Emathandweni | EMATHANDWENI
Best Amapiano Live Performance « Shasha | SHA SHA
Best Amapiano Vocalist « Sha Sha | SHA SHA
Best Amapiano Female Dj Act « Zandimaz | ZANDIMAZ
Best Amapiano Female Artist « Sha Sha | SHA SHA
Best Amapiano Song of the Year « Emathandweni – Zandimaz feat. Nokwazi | EMATHANDWENI