The annual South African Hip-Hop Awards winners have been announced. The celebratory awards recognises stand out South African hip hop artists and took place this past Saturday evening. The ninth edition of the South African Hip-Hop Awards was broadcasted on SABC 1 with music fans following the awards show on social media via #SAHHA2020.
Cassper Nyovest led the winner’s pack with three awards. The rapper also won “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Best Male”. Costa Titch bagged “Best Collaboration” and “Best Remix” for his “Nkalakatha” remix featuring Riky Rick and AKA. Def Jam’s Nasty C raked in a win for “Best Digital Sales”. The Zulu Man with Some Power rapper won the category for a second time following last year’s win in the same category. Yanga Chief scooped “Best Mixtape” for Becoming A Pop Star (BAPS) while Cape Town rapper Dee Koala won “Best Female”.
Twenty-two year old Dee Koala from Khayelitsha broke into Johannesburg’s difficult hip-hop scene after getting a cosign from Riky Rick in 2018. Her debut mixtape 4 The Khalthsa landed her on OkayAfrica’s 2020 “100 Women” where she was recognised for empowering women and her distinctive rap style. Riky Rick, known for his drip, won the prestigious MVP award which “is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements”. The finely dressed rapper recently released cultural hit “Ungazincishi” featuring Focalistic and Tyler ICU.
Below is the full list of winners:
Song Of The Year
“Good for That” Cassper Nyovest
Cassper Nyovest Any Minute Now (A.M.N)
Best International Brand
DJ Of The Year
Best Digital Sales
“Nkalakatha Remix” by Costa Titch featuring Riky Rick and AKA
Best Radio Show
DJ Ready D Show (Good Hope FM)
Prophets Of Da City (POC)
“More Drugs” by Nadia Nakai ft Tshego Directed by Allesio Bettocchi and Jilten Ramlal
Best Local Brand
Producer Of The Year
Lyricist Of The Year
Becoming A Pop Star by Yanga Chief
‘Nkalakatha Remix’ by Costa Titch