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KHAYA MTHETHWA & RORISANG THANDEKISO TO HOST CROWNS AWARDS

As the excitement builds for the upcoming 16th annual Crowns Gospel Awards 2023, we’re thrilled to have two amazing hosts that will surely make the event memorable.

Khanya Mthethwa who brings a wealth of experience to the awards, having previously hosted the awards. He’s also a talented artist and award-winning performer, adding another layer of excitement to the event. Rorisang Thandekiso is a singer, TV Host and media personality, brings a fresh and vibrant energy to the stage. Together, they will keep the audience engaged and entertained. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us on the big night! 2 days to go before the gold carpet event to be hosted for the first time in Johannesburg, the awards take place Sunday, 26 November, at the FNB stadium in a 10 000-seater dome marque. Tickets are available for purchase from TicketPro and Spar.

Dressed in the most stylish garments, more than 300 gospel artists, producers, celebrities and members of the media will attend the gold carpet Crown Gospel Music Awards to be televised at FNB Stadium. 

“As Gauteng, we are honoured to host The Crowns. I am blown away by the level of excellence displayed here and the talent that has been on stage,” the province’s arts, culture, sports and recreation MEC Morakane Mosupyoe said. “As Gauteng, we would really love to keep The Crowns for another seven years.”

Over 120 South African celebrities who have confirmed attendance for the awards included Winnie Ntshaba, Sophie Ndaba and Mcdonald Ndou.

Founded by Zanele Mbokazi’s music powerhouse, recently announced this year’s nominees: 

CATEGORYARTIST AND SONG 
BEST GOSPEL JAZZ SONGLETIA – Take It To The Lord SWAZI 
Holy Ghost Outpouring CLAUDS – I wont Fear
BEST GOSPEL ACAPELLAJTG GOSPEL CHOIR – Bek’ithemba Lakho Kuye 
REALITY 7 – Baba 
JEHOVA PRAISE MASS CHOIR – E jesu 
YITHI LABA GOSPEL SINGERS – Thandaza
BEST GOSPEL RAPAB CENTRAL – Indoda Must Pray 
VOVEE AND LG – Praying For Africa 
MILLI THE SHEPHERD – Restore My Soul
BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACHGODFREY MAHLANGU AMAWELE 
MAWELANE LETIA
BEST COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONTAMBO FM – Buseka Nomandla 
SIYATHUTHUKA FM – Siphelele Ncebo Myeni 
NQUBEKO COMMUNITY RADIO – Sbonelo Mbatha 
IMBOKODO FM – OPULENCE RADIO – Angel Poe
BEST GOSPEL TV SHOWAMAHUBO-URBAN BREW 
WOMEN WITH PURPOSE – ONE GOSPEL 
IMVUSELELO – DUMISA HELLO MAMORUTI – GOSPEL LIFESTYLE ZION RELOADED -1KZN 
UMTHOMBO – SOWETO TV
BEST GOSPEL PRODUCER ALBUM3C LIVE 
GO EXPLO 
TEBS DAVID 
BHEKA MTHETHWA
BEST GOSPEL NEWCOMERSIBUSISO NZIMA REVELATION WORSHIP MUZI ZIMU SOSO SONWABO MAHOLWANE VUYILE MBONISWA NDUMISO ZUNGU
CLAP AND TAPTRUE FAITH FULL GOSPEL CHOIR 
FULL GOSPEL HOLY CHOIR 
ISAAC AND THE MIGHTY MESSANGERS 
SPIRITUAL GOSPEL CHOIR
BEST AMAZIONIJEHOVA PRAISE MASS CHOIR 
KING THE DAVID 
BHEKANI KING MNCUBE
BEST GOSPEL ITENDELONDIWE SPHE NXUMALO – Uphakeme kakhulu 
JUMBO – Makabongwe Jesu 
SINDISWA MASEKO – Umoya Ka jehova
BEST GOSPEL VIDEOBULELANI NDEBELE SBU BANDA KING D MUSIC DR EXCEL
BEST GOSPEL COLLABORATIONTRUE FAITH FULL GOSPEL CHOIR 
FULL GOSPEL HOLY CHOIR 
ISAAC AND THE MIGHTY MESSENGERS 
SPIRITUAL GOSPEL CHOIR
BEST GOSPEL LIVE RECORDINGGERSHOM NTIMANE DUMI MKOKSTAD TEBS DAVID BONI MALEKE
BEST GOSPEL GROUP3C LIVE TEMBISA GOSPEL GROUP GO EXPLO DI BRUIN
BEST GOSPEL WORSHIP SONGCOLLEEN MALULEKE – Song of breakthrough 3C LIVE – Communion with the King GO EXPLO – Ufanel’udumo SONWABO – Bayede DR EXCEL – Have your Way
BEST OF AFRICA GOSPEL ARTISTEVERTON MLALAZI – ZIMBABWE SESAME – BOTWSANA TSEPO LESOLA – BOTSWANA OV PRINCE – NIGERIA
BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL SONGLOMBARD MATSHINGE – Jehova Shammah ROFHIWA MANYANGA – Johane 14 BUTHO VUTHELA – Ethembeni Bambelela JONAS MASOTLA – Kena Kena QINISO NSELE – Ngokhala Kubani SBU BANDA – Sine Gama CANAAN NYATHI – Ungu Jehova
BEST GOSPEL SONG WRITER3C  LIVE – Power In The Blood ANDILE KAMAJOLA – SEKUDLULE KONKE DUMI MKOKSTAD – VUMBELIMNANDI GUNDO NEMEKULA  – U MUKHETHWA
CLASSIC OF ALL TIMEANDILE KAMAJOLA – NGENDLALA INDUMISO GA NDLELA – UKHONA UMOYA ONGWELE BABO – AMATSHE THOBEKILE – WONDERFUL DAY JOSEPH TSHAWANA – XIHANYA NOMU
BEST CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL SONGJABULILE J – MIRACLE WORKER KING D – MIRACLE PHINDY P – NGOBAMBELELA MNQOBI NXUMALO – MOST HOLY ONE SBU NOAH – MALIFEZEKE FRANK AND I – FORGIVEN 
BEST GOSPEL PRAISE SONG  TEBS DAVID – MAKABONGWE 
3C LIVE – YOU ARE 
MNQOBI NXUMALO – MOST HOLY ONE 
GERSHOM – JESO O TSHEPEHILE
BEST GOSPEL FEMALE ARTISTLONDIWE KAMASONDO 
SINDI NTOMBELA 
LONDIWE SPHE NXUMALO
BEST GOSPEL MALE ARTISTROFHIWA MANYAGA 
JUMBO NYANGIWE 
OMEGA KENOU 
XOLISA KWINANA CANAAN NYATHI DUMI MKOKSTAD TEBS DAVID
BEST GOSPEL ALBUM3 C LIVE – COMMUNION WITH THE KING KING D – PERFECT LOVE COLEEN MALULEKE – WORD PRAYER WORSHIP DUMI MKOKSTAD – THE OVERFLOW GCWALA KIMI
BEST GOSPEL ARTISTOMEGA KENOU 
ANDILE MAJOLA 
CANAAN NYATHI 
JUMBO NYANGIWE TEBS DAVID
BEST GOSPEL SONGTEBS DAVID – MAKABONGWE 
BUTHO VUTHELA – ETHEMBENI BAMBELELA 
NTOKOZO NGONGOMA – IZINDLELA ZAKHE 
NATHI SITHOLE – BABA MLONDOLOZI 
JUMBO NYANGIWE – MAKABONGWE UJESU

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