The KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment Awards (KZNEA) announced winners at an award ceremony held at the Durban ICC on Tuesday, 15 December 2020.
Hosted by Somizi Mhlongo and Pearl Thusi, the awards were a night to remember for the limited-number crowd as their witnessed electrifying performances from the province’s best exports.
Durban-kwaito pioneers Big NUZ alongside DJ Tira took the crowd memory lane with their hit single Umlilo. Also part of the opening performance were L’vovo Derrango with Zakes Bantwini with Resista, Malini and DJ Bongz with Thina Sobabili.Other performers on the night were Nomcebo Zikode, Khuzani, Nasty C, Sjava, Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha, Sithelo and Skyy Wanda and others.
The awards dedicated to the KZN A-listers in the entertainment industry . They saw maskandi superstar Khuzani and Dj Sithelo dominate.
Dj Sithelo of Kotini records took the crown for best Dj and Newest Find while Khuzani won best Maskandi and KZN’s most loved walking away with R600 000. Winners in each category walked away with R100 000 while the KZN’s Most Loved was companied by an R500 000 cheque.
Newest Find: Sithelo the DjKZN
Most Loved: Khuzani
Event of the Year: Impucuzeko
Best Promoter: Dogg Durban
Special Achievement Award: Black Coffee
Special Achievement Award: DJ Tira Special Achievement Award: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Special Achievement Award: Mbongeni NgemaCoolest Hangout Spot: Eyadini Lounge
KZN Most Loved Cousin: Bonang Matheba
Best Entertainment Writer: Charles Khuzwayo
Best Maskandi: Khuzani
Best Telenovela: Imbewu
Best Club DJ Female: Sithelo the DJ
Best Producer: Mondli Ngcobo
Best Club Male DJ: Dlala Thukzin
Best Female Artist: Nomcebo ZikodeBest Male Artist: SjavaBest Radio Presenter Female: Jacinta Ngobese
Best Radio Presenter Male: Tshatha Ngobe
Best Comedian: Siyanda Maphumulo
Best Female Actress: Dawn Thandeka King
Best Male TV Presenter: Robert Marawa
Best Female TV Presenter: Pearl Thusi
Best Male Actor: SK Khoza