- The DSTV Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards are returning in 2022 following a two-year break due to the pandemic.
- The cast of Showmax hit series The Wife leads this year’s nominations.
- The River actor, Lawrence Maleka is set to be the host of the awards show which will air in June.
- Here’s a list of all the nominees nominated in this year’s ceremony.
The DSTV Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DMVCAs) are back after a two-year-long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s nominee list is dominated by the cast of Showmax’s popular drama series The Wife and sees three of its actors nominated across different categories.
The country’s national boyfriend, Kwenzokuhle Ngcobo – who plays Qhawe on the show – is nominated under the Favourite Rising Star category while his colleagues, Zikhona Sodlaka (who plays Mandisa) and Abdul Khoza (who plays Nqoba) are nominated under the Best Female Actor and Best Male Actor categories respectively.
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The host for the fourth instalment of the awards ceremony, which will be held at the Sun Arena in Pretoria, will be Lawrence Maleka, who recently hosted Big Brother Mzansi. Voted for by the South African public, the DMVCAs will honour top achievers over the past two years in television, radio, music, sports and comedy.
On choosing the The River actor as host, DSTV says that Lawrence’s humour and charm are perfect for the show.
“DStv are thrilled to announce that Lawrence Maleka will host the fourth instalment of the popular awards show. The beloved TV personality, who was recently the host of Big Brother Mzansi and is also known for his role as Zolani on 1Magic’s The River, brings his trademark charm and humour to the proceedings,” the statement reads.
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Viewers will be able to vote for their favourite nominees through the MyDStv App and on the Mzansi Magic website. Voting lines will close on 11 June 2022.
Lawrence has also been nominated under the favourite TV presenter category, while newcomers such as Young Stunna and Daliwonga also made the nominations list.
Here’s a full list of all the nominees:
Zakes Bantwini & Kasango – Osama
Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa ft Ami Faku – Asibe Happy
Young Stunna ft Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa – Adiwele
Makhadzi ft Prince Benza – Ghanama
Big Zulu ft Intaba Yase Dubai & Riky Rick – Imali Eningi
FAVOURITE TV PRESENTER
FAVOURITE RISING STAR
FAVOURITE RADIO PERSONALITY
Thomas Msengana & Skhumba
Selby “Selbeyonce” Mkhize
Sphectacula & DJ Naves
FAVOURITE MUSIC ARTIST/GROUP
Major League DJz
FAVOURITE SPORTS PERSONALITY