watch: Crown Gospel Music Awards 2021 Winners List
GOSPEL fans who dazzled The Playhouse Company for the recording of the Crown Gospel Music Awards on Friday, 12 November, couldn’t wait for the announcement of the winners.
But, to their disappointment, winners for two categories were not announced since the voting lines had not yet been closed.
The winners of the two categories, Best Gospel Artist and Best Gospel Song, are expected to be announced during the broadcast of the show on SABC 2 on 28 November.
Artists such as Takie Ndou, Ayanda Ntanzi, Canaan Nyathi, Xolly Mncwango, and Jumbo are contesting in these categories.
The awards, taking place for the 14th year, were previously held at Durban ICC. But following Covid-19, they were recorded at The Playhouse Company this year, under strict lockdown regulations.
Idols SA winner and pastor Khaya Mthethwa was the host of the ceremony, that saw artists dressed in their glamorous gowns and suits.
The crowd was entertained by performances from Abakhethwa Gospel Group, Crown Gospel Choir, Dr Tumi, Jumbo and Ayanda, among others. And, celebrities in attendance included Mike Ndlangamandla, MacDonald Ndou as well as twins Viggy and Virginia Qwabe.
Awards founder Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule, rocking a royal blue dress, thanked God for carrying them through all the years.
“Fourteen years later, #HeIsStillJehovah! As the World Gospel Powerhouse, we are elated to have reached this milestone and we thank God for carrying us thus far. Through the Crown Gospel Music Awards, we have not only been able to celebrate artists, but we also created a platform were musicians can be recognised for their God-given talents,” she said.
Best Songwriter – Takie Ndou
Best Itende – Indumiso Ye Tende
Best Album – Takie Ndou
Classic Of All Times – Tebs Davids for You Are Faithful
Best Worship Song – Xolisa Kwinana for Sithi Bayede
Best Praise Song – Sbu Banda for Papa God of Miracles
Best Male Artist – Ayanda Ntanzi
Best Female Artist – Thobekile Mkhwanazi
Best Newcomer – Xolly Mncwango
Best Group – Umlazi Gospel Choir
Best Traditional – Godfrey Mahlangu for Lentswe
Best a cappella – Abakhethwa Gospel Singers
Best Clap And Tap – Tshidi Chauke
Best DVD – Tshwane Gospel Choir
Best Producer – Nqubeko Mbatha for Ayanda Ntanzi’s According To Grace
Best Engineer – Job Thako for Takie Ndou
Best Of Africa – Janet Manyowa – Zimbabwe
Best Gospel Jazz Song – Bra Bushi for Akukho Okunye
Best Collaboration – Ian Calf featuring Thinah Zungu for Jesu Nguye
Best Contemporary Song – Shaun P for Jesus The Centre
Best Music Video – Crystal Tryon for Vuka Ukhanye
Best Rap – Melisa Sibaya
Best Community Outreach – De Bruin
Best Community Show – Kuyenzeka by Abraham Shiyane, Zibonele FM
Best Commercial Radio Show – Rorisang, Motsweding FM
Best AmaZion – Fellowship of God’s Ministries