Over 500 entries were submitted for the 6th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA2017). That was followed by a thorough vetting process by the industry experts from different fields.
After the vetting process, the finalists were shortlisted and the nominees were announced now we have the winners
SABC 1 came on board as an official media partner for SAHHA 2017 to be flighted on the 30th of December 2017.
THE CORNER: is the SAHHA Cypha which was pre-recorded for both the event and television.
The 6th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA 2017) will took place on the 13th of December 2017 at Lyric Theater, Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.
The performances by some of the nominees delivered as promised it was electrifying and breathtaking.
Check the winners for this years awards or download the press release document & check also the nominees
A Special thanks to everyone who attended the ceremony & a special thank you to the SAHHA team that put the show to be glamorous as possible
Here is the full list of all the winners from 2017 ceremony congratulations to all contestants artists , musicians & Dj’s continue to support the movement
DJ Bionic & DJ Blaze
this is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active
this is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.
BEST LOCAL BRAND
StylaGang Original Designs
this is for a South African clothing brand that is strictly Hip Hop.
BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND
this is for an international corporate brand that is playing a role in the development of SA Hip Hop
BEST DANCE CREW
the Hip Hop dance crew that achieved the most in the past year
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
consistent promoter with most impactful and successful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.
DJ OF THE YEAR
this is for the DJ who contributed immensely to SA Hip Hop in the past 12 months, be it on radio, clubs or sessions
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Cassper Nyovest – Thuto
originality, popularity, quality, visibility, sales, impact, melody and composition
this is for a rapper who emerged for the first time and blew up the scene in the past 12 months.
MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Sliqe – Injayam Vol .1
popularity, quality, visibility, impact
HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
endorsements or any other achievements acquired through Hip Hop
LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
consistent lyricism throughout the past 12months, solid lyrical repertoire
pieces done in the past 12 months,originality, creativity and message relevance
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Number of singles, quality, quantity,arrangement, innovation, impact
AKA & Anatii – 10 fingers
the most popular rap song collaborated by 2 or more artists
Rouge – New Era Sessions
female rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album, mixtape or EP
male rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album
BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW
Motsweding FM -Motswako wa Hip Hop
Local content, SA Hip Hop development, listenership,relevance and quality. This is 100% judged by the public.
Cassper Nyovest – ft Goapele – Destiny Directed by Kyle White
quality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.
SONG OF THE YEAR
Kwesta ft Thabsie – Ngiyazfela Ngawe
airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, impact, originality
BEST DIGITAL SALES
5x Platinum – NGud (Single)
1x Platimun – Maibabo (Single)
1x Platinum – Nomayini (Single)
best selling song or album on iTunes and other digital stores
Frank Casino & Riky Rick – Whole Thing (Remix)
* best Remixed song.
KING OF NORTHERN CAPE: Dj Speedy V
KING OF EASTERN CAPE: Yahkeem
KING OF KWAZULU NATAL: Junior Lavina
KING OF FREE STATE: Ba2cada
KING OF MPUMALANGA: Fortune Nthekathi
KING OF NORTH WEST: Dj Big Boy SA
KING OF WESTERN CAPE: Ready D
KING OF LIMPOPO: Hip Hop Live SA
KING OF GAUTENG: Kool Out
* this is for anyone making major moves that benefit the Hip Hop movement in the province. Events organisers and promoters. 9awards, 1 for each province
Cassper Nyovest – Fill Up Orlando Stadium
a significant stage or event in the development of something.