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Complete Winners List for the 2023 Basadi in Music Awards

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Kelly Khumalo Basadi In Music Awards 2023

The Basadi In Music Awards 2023 took place on Saturday and was hosted by Unathi Nkayi. Andile, Khanyo, Winnie Khumalo, Tamara Dey, Maleh, Mpho Sebina, Vicky Sampson, and Msaki gave sterling performances at the event.

Inkabi Records’ Lwah Ndlunkulu, who was the most nominated with four nods, walked home with two awards. “The second Basadi in Music Awards was an incredible success echoing women’s profound impact in the music and entertainment industry,” BIMAs CEO Hloni Modise-Matau said. “Thanks to our gracious guests who added elegance, sponsors who empowered and recognized women in music, Unathi Nkayi’s guiding presence, prestigious guest presenters, and mesmerizing performers, we celebrated unity and talent. This event showcased industry creativity and strength while acknowledging the often-unnoticed dedication of women behind the scenes. To my team, your dedication, hard work, and attention to detail made this possible. Special thanks to our host venue, Joburg Theatre, and heartfelt congratulations to award recipients.”

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Full List of Winners

Afro Pop Artist of the Year

Kelly Khumalo – ‘Akathintwa’
Brenda Mtambo – ‘Enzakwenzeke’
Lioness Mohoje – ‘Dipotso’
Lwah Ndlunkulu – ‘Ngiyeza’
Nomfundo Moh – ‘Izibusiso’

Sofnfree Amapiano Artist of the Year

Khanyisa Jaceni ft. Sir Trill, Marcus Mc, Tycoon & Ben Da Prince – ‘Gyjima’
Boohle ft. Murumba Pitch & Gaba Cannal – ‘Undenza Ntoni’
Kamo Mphela ft. Various Artists – ‘Hannah Montana’
Nkosazana Daughter ft. Murumba Pitch, Master Kg & Lowsheen – ‘Ring Ring Ring’
Pabi Cooper ft. Mello & Sleazy – ‘Waga Bietjie’

Artist of the Year

Dance Artist of the Year

Nuzu Deep – ‘Come Find Me’
Maline Aura ft. Karyendasoul – ‘Ifu’
Manana Highness – ‘Ngifuna Wena’
Simmy ft. Msaki – ‘Hlelo’
Skye Wanda – ‘Amazwi’

DJ of the Year

Lady Amar
Lamiez Holworthy
Ms Cosmo
Pru Luv
Uncle Waffles

Duo/Collaboration of the Year

Qwabe Twins – ‘Sobonana’
Bontle Smith, Nia Pearl and Nicol Elocin – ‘My Love’
Group Chat – ‘Mama’
Ney the Bae and Nadia Nakai – ‘Thick Slim’
Txc And Khanyisa – ‘Vuka Mawulele’

Nando’s Emerging Artist of the Year

Noluthando Ngema
Black Villain
Buzzi Lee
Gemma Fassie
Qaqamba Ntshinka

Entertainment Journalist of the Year

Masego Seemela – Sowetan Smag
Amanda Matshaka – Sa Positive News
Andiswa Ngenyane – Daily Sun
Nokubongwa Phenyane – Isolezwe
Nokuthula Zwane – News24

Entertainment Radio Presenter of the Year

Khutso Theledi – The Break Away (Metro FM)
Lerato Kganyago – Midday Link Up (Metro FM)
Lethabo Lejoy Mathatho – Monate Breakfast Show (Thobela FM)
Mittah Ledimo – The Kickstart on The Bloem Rise Breakfast Show (Radio Bloem)
Thando Thabethe – 947 Drive With (Thando 947)

Entertainment Radio Producer of the Year

Phila Tyekana – The Touchdown (Metro FM)
Ayanda Melansi – Jabul’ Ujule (Ukhozi FM)
Kgoshigadi Rangata – Power Experience (Power FM)
Masego Tlhakanye – 5 Weekend Breakfast (5FM)
Pru Luv – Midday Link Up (Metro FM)

Entertainment TV Producer of the Year

Philisa Bidi – Massive Music (Chanel O)
Layinah Petersen – Espresso Show (S3)
Mathawe Matsapola – The Morning Show (eTV)
Mbali Gamede – Lifestyle 101 (Soweto TV)
Thapelo Mowela – Morning Live (SABC 2)

Gospel Artist of the Year

Ntokozo Mbambo – ‘Ngcwele Nkosi’
Athandie Mvusi – ‘Thixo Akunangqaleko’
Bucy Radebe – ‘Vuka Jona’
Hle – ‘Take Heart’
Mmatema – ‘My Time Is Now’

Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Nadia Nakai ft. Lucasraps – ‘Not The Same’
Faith K – ‘Ongen’koti’
Fifi Cooper ft. Lwah Ndlunkulu – ‘Ngeke’
Ney The Bae – ‘Hi Everybody’
Rouge – ‘Turn It Up’

Jazz Artist of the Year

Thesis ZA – ‘Chosi’
Gloria Bosman – ‘Bonga Njalo’
Katalia – ‘Bophelo’
Thandi Ntuli – ‘Inkululeko’

Music TV Presenter of the Year

Ntombee Mzolo – Yash’ Ingoma’
Pamela Mtanga – Massive Music
Senelisiwe Mbongwa – ‘Soweto TV Gospel Xplosion’

Music Video of the Year

Ney The Bae ft. Given Zulu – ‘Ingwe’
Jamie Lee-Sexton – ‘Run Run Run’
Kamo Mphela ft. Various Artists – ‘Ghost’
Lwah Ndlunkulu – ‘Ngiyeza’
Pabi Cooper ft. Mello & Sleazy – ‘Waga Bietjie’

Newcomer of the Year

Group Chat – ‘Mama’
Dimahr – ‘Uptown Girls’
Dimakatso Lee – ‘Holokile’
Eves Manxeba ft. May Jack – ‘Ukukhanya’
Kele M – ‘Awake’

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Angélique Kidjo
Letta Mbulu
PJ Powers

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