Pick your DStv Content Creator Awards winners!

Local 27 July 2022

Vote for the creators who keep you scrolling & sharing in the first-ever DStv Content Creator Awards

Pick your DStv Content Creator Awards winners!

South African creatives have been banging the “Open Up The Industry” drum hard for years, because fresh voices from diverse social and economic backgrounds are the lifeblood of not only storytelling, but how we see and shape ourselves as a nation. Or just have a good laugh. And if it takes enormous amounts of money to share ideas and create entertainment, very few voices will ever be heard.

DStv has been working to amplify more voices as part of the Multichoice Talent Factory (previously known as the Magic In Motion Academy). And now we’re spearheading the first-ever DStv Content Creator Awards, which recognises people on the cutting edge of entertainment today.

The awards shine a spotlight on emerging creators and entertainers, bringing them to the attention of people who can help them to take the next step, while celebrating their brilliant work making double-tapping, stitch-worthy, meme-making, share-crazy, keeps-us-coming-back-for-more online content.

The 36-person DStv Content Creator Awards VIP judging panel has sifted through over 1,500 entries in 23 categories and seen the work of more than 900 registered creators, brands, agencies, and influencers – that’s thousands of hours of creative, hilarious, heartfelt, and thumb-stopping content.

These are people who’re shaping their own space in the entertainment industry. And the world is watching. One day you’re a little Lasizwe putting on wigs in your room for LOLs, and the next you have your own show on MTV (DStv Channel 130).

The DStv Content Creator Awards are all about boosting your signal. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 10 September 2022 in Johannesburg, and voting on the 8 public categories is open until midnight on Thursday, 25 August 2022.

Growing talent

The DStv Content Creator Awards aren’t just a simple night in the spotlight, grab the cash and home you go. The Entrepreneurs Organisation Cape Town has already sponsored 2, 7-month mentorship programmes for aspiring entrepreneurs through Over The Rainbow.

This year’s winners of these mentorships are:

  • Zanele Shwane of Women At The Well
  • Ashia Nkontsa of Brand Magazine SA.

Vote & Win!

Eight of the 23 categories of nominees will be decided by public vote. You, the fans, will decide who the winners will be in these categories:

  1. Content of The Year Award (presented by DStv)
  2. Sol Best Content Creator Award
  3. Thumb-stopping Award.
  4. Netwerk24 Smaakmaker
  5. Cause Award
  6. Kasi Content Creator Award
  7. Comedy Award
  8. Alter Ego Award

Vote for your faves and you could win a R20,000 prize, along with a set of double tickets to the DStv Content Creator Awards main event on Saturday, 10 September 2022 in Johannesburg

Vote for your favourite nominees at www.contentcreatorawards.co.za by clicking on the nominee and submitting your vote.

You can vote once per public voting category for your favourite nominee in each category.

Voting closes at midnight on Thursday, 25 August 2022.

(Ts & Cs apply)

Create & win

You can win your own Content Creator Award, along with R10,000, if your short reaction video about The Real Housewives of Cape Town, delights the DStv judges’ eyes. Create your short reaction video post it on social media using the hashtag #DStvReactionVideo. All entrants need to be 18 years or older.

(Ts & Cs apply)

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The nominees are…

Comedy Award

Prev Reddy
Suhayl Essa
Nadia Jaftha
Khanyisa Unfiltered
Tricia Mpisi

Alter Ego Award

Coconut Kelz
Gosiame Ntshole (GC Celebrity)
Prev Reddy
Cassidy Nicholson (A Girl Named Cassidy)

Cause Awards

MTN WildAid
Siv Ngesi – Sanitary Pad Vending Machine
Nicole Bessick
Puleng Moloi
Dr Nosipho Mhlanga

How I Shot It Award

Donovan Goliath
Chris Rogers

Social Commentary Award

Slaying Goliath
Politically Aweh
Checkers Sixty60 Tinder Swindler
The Kiffness
Gosiame Ntshole (GC Celebrity)

Podcast of The Year

Our Love Journey With Mpoomy
Women Wright
Sam Tech Girl Wright

Kasi Content Creator Award

Siyabulela Makumsha
Thabang Nkotoane
Masego Jacobs
Keotshepile Mosagale
Kamogelo Molefe

Stitch Award

Doef Cake
Yasien Fredericks
Jeandre Balie
Tsoanelo Moyo

Thumb-stopping Award

Barbie Jackson
WhatMyBoyfriendWore (Sergio Ines)
Nadia Jaftha
Donovan Goliath
Chris Rogers

Sol Best Content Creator Award

The Kiffness
Lemii Loco (Molemo Lehoko)
Nina Hastie
Chris Rogers
Wian van den Berg

Netwerk24 Smaakmaker

Jacques Oosthuizen
Crazy Werrie (Werner Smit)
QMan (Quiton Janse van Rensburg)
Wongley (Chanley Wong)
Lisa Met Die Rooi Hare (Lisa van Rooyen)

Performance Award

Rudi Smit
Diamond Thug
The Kiffness
Blxck Natives Studio
Chantel Ben

Film/Festival/Event Art Award

AdinsDesign (Adin Kamanda)
Lindiwe Hope
Daniel Rheed

Pop Culture Art Award

Falko Fantastic
Chris Valentine
Ryan Jonathan
Frans Smit
Zinhle Sithebe

Best Brand Owned Platform (presented by Meltwater)

Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar
MTN WildAid
Checkers Sixty60
Savanna Launches Gugu
Brutal Fruit – You Belong

Best Game/App Award

Ackermans Character Shop – Sea Monster
MatchKit SA
Savanna Launches Gugu

Best Influencer/Campaign Award

My Kreepy Teacher - Retroviral
#DoritosFlaminHotDuets – 365 Digital
LUX - Edelman
Love Cape Town – Find Your Freedom
Jameson – Rapt

Automotive Award

The Car Scene
Muzi Sambo
Juliet McGuire
DN Spots (Brad Sampson)
Matthew Kanniah

Beauty Award

Phaello Tshabalala
Mbali Christina
Francesca Lindon
Nuzhah Jacobs
Rezah Sampson

Fashion And Style Award

Blue Mbombo
Kim Jayde
WhatMyBoyfriendWore (Sergio Ines)
Nabilah Kariem
Yoliswa Mqoco

Fitness Award

Zinhle Masango
Angelique Fredericks
Zaakirah Khalek
Lucky Fadzi
Juanita Khumalo

Foodie Award

Lorna Maseko
Chef Nti (Nthabiseng Ramaboa)
In The Midnight Kitchen (Zorah Booley)
Sifo The Cooking Husband (Sinoyolo Sifo)
Cooking With Luyanda (Luyanda Mafanya)

Content of The Year (presented by DStv)

Donovan Goliath
Nadia Jaftha
The Kiffness
Visit the #DStvContentCreatorAwards social pages (at the end of this feature) over the coming weeks to view highlights from all nominee content.

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Meet the judges

A glance through the (alphabetical) list of judges will reveal the enormous reach and value to the creatives being nominated, whose work has now been exposed to a who’s who of people in power. Notice me, senpai!

“Our diverse panel of judges has been selected for their experience, insight and industry knowledge, and each one will add a fresh perspective and incredible value to the judging process,” says DStv Content Creator Awards CEO, Manuela Dias de Deus.

  • Agisanang Masekela: Senior Manager Content Discovery, DStv
  • Amber Cupido: Activation Executive, British American Tobacco
  • Carla Harris: Media Partnerships Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa at TikTok
  • Catherine Grenfell: Executive Producer, Audio Militia
  • Colleen Duvenage: Brand Director, AB-Inbev
  • Craig Wells: Design Lead, INJOZI
  • Gillian Attwood: Director at Gillstrawberry (Pty) Ltd & iAB SA Digital Influencer Marketing Committee Member
  • Hayden Manuel: Marketing at Puma
  • Jack Parow: Musician, Performer and Content Creator
  • Jason Stewart: Co-founder, HaveYouHeard
  • Jonathan Moldan: Managing Director, Source Food
  • Kayla Hendricks: Brand Manager, Savanna Premium Cider
  • Khaya Dlanga: Chief Marketing Officer, rain
  • Khutso Theldi: Radio Broadcaster & Personality
  • Kirsty Niehaus: Marketing Manager, Nando’s Creativity Portfolio
  • Laura Cooke: Head of PR, Social Media and Content Marketing, Showmax
  • Lindi Hilliar: Brand Experience Manager, Marketing Communications, Volkswagen
  • Madelein Venter: National Marketing Manager for Afrikaans and English News at Media24
  • Mike Sharman: Founder of Retroviral
  • Mphile Shabalala: Multichoice CSI Manager: Content Programmes
  • Mpumelelo Macu: Commercial Photographer
  • Nene Mahlangu: Visual Artist
  • Nic Burger: Director Digital Sub-Saharan Africa, Universal Music
  • Ntsika Msuthu: PR and Social Media Lead, DStv
  • Philippa McCann: CEO & Founder, People Have Influence
  • Pierre Cassatu: Global Chief Marketing Officer, Humanz
  • Sabelo Mnukwa: Senior Manager Campaigns, Digital Platforms and Social Media, Multichoice
  • Sarina Mpharalala: Growth Executive Africa, Meltwater
  • Seth Pimentel (African Ginger): Visual Artist
  • Shannon Valstar: General Manager, Steyn Entertainment/Rocking The Daisies
  • Smash Afrika: Radio & TV Broadcaster
  • Takunda Bimha: Founder & Chief Content Officer, Podium
  • Warrick Wyngaard: Brand Manager for Sol & Fox
  • Zanele Hlatshwayo: YouTube Lead: Africa
  • Zesipho Mncwango: Brand Manager: Alcohol, FMCG, Youth Brands & Luxury Brands, Distell

The DStv Content Creator Awards is the brainchild of marketing and events agency One-eyed Jack, in collaboration with partners DStv, TikTok, Netwerk24, Meltwater, INJOZI, Mushroom Productions, Humanz, Steyn Entertainment, Entrepreneurs Organization and Silulo Technologies.

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