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SA Hip Hop Awards 2017

The long-awaited SA hip hop event of the year is finally here. On Wednesday, 13 December 2017, Gold Reef City will be hosting the 6th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA). The trendy, cultural occasion will take place at the casino’s The Lyric Theatre. Tickets sell for R200 – R385 per head on Computicket. Read on.

SA Hip Hop Awards 2017

The Overall Affair

The 2017 SA Hip Hop occasion promises to be the best you’ve ever had with “electrifying” and “breathtaking” performances by some of Mzansi’s top hip hop moguls. Held under the theme “Hip Hop Politics”, this year’s event will be hosted by Author and Comedian Nina Hastie, and SAMA award winner Amu aka Amunishn. The theme is said to have been inspired by looking at how politics affect and contribute to hip hop culture.

DJ Kenzhero will lead the decks. SA hip hop heads can look forward to acts from DJ Speedsta, Kwesta, K.O, Cassper Nyovest, Da Les ft Gemini Major, Frank Casino, Shane Eagle, Stogie T ft Emtee and Yanga to name a few.

#SAHHA2017 Nominees

This year, SA Hip Hop Awards recorded over 500 entries. Nominees are judged according to performances and achievements made between 15 September 2016 to 15 September 2017. The nominees for the 32 #SAHHA2017 categories were announced as follows:

Song of the Year

Song TitleArtist
The Whole Thang RemixFrank Casino feat. Riky Rick
Tito MboweniCassper Nyovest
Ngiyaz’fela NgaweKwesta feat. Thabsie
LifestyleDa LES feat. Gemini Major
GqiOkmalumkoolkat feat. Amadando
By Any MeansStogie T feat. Yanga and Emtee
Don’t Forget to PrayAKA and Anatii
10 FingersAKA and Anatii
Been ThinkingJunior De Rocka feat. Golden Black and Maraza
The World Is YoursAKA


Best Album

ThutoCassper Nyovest
Stogie TStogie T
YellowShane Eagle
BCWYWFAKA and Anatii
Mlazi MilanoOkmalumkoolkat


Mixtape of the Year

Morning StarZoocci Coke Dope
The Cape & Good DopeGanja Beats & Youngsta
Inja Yam Vol.1DJ Sliqe
Dreams Money Can BuyJ Molley


Best Male

ThutoCassper Nyovest
Stogie TStogie T
YellowShane Eagle
Mlazi MilanoOkmalumkoolkat
Diamond In AfricaDa LES


Best female

I AmNelz
Beautiful Black Girll Lee STK
MalatjiePatty Monroe
The New Era SessionsRouge
Barkston DriveMegMafia


DJ of the Year

DJ Speedsta
Major League DJz
Junior De Rocka
DJ Sliqe

[A full list of nominees is available on the SAHHA website]

About SA Hip Hop Awards 2017

The 2017 SA Hip Hop Awards will take place at The Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, as already mentioned. The affair will start at 6 pm to 11:30 pm and winners will receive a ‘pyramid’ statue. Fans can look out for a number of appearances, live performances and tributes from today’s leading musicians.

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