The Nominees Revealed - DStvMVCA

28 November 2019
Presented by 1Life, the DStvMVCAs are back and they are bigger!
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DStv and Mzansi Magic today announced the nominees for the third annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DMVCA) proudly presented by 1Life, to be broadcast live from the Ticketpro Dome on Saturday 14 March 2020. The awards, which are voted for by the public, aim to honour the year’s biggest achievers across 11 diverse entertainment categories, and to award the nominee who earns the highest number of votes overall as: The Ultimate Viewers’ Choice in a hotly contested race that has previously demanded that the winner get over million votes!

“We are thrilled to break the news of an even bigger and better 3rd edition.  This fast growing annual celebration of Mzansi’s favourite talent lights up the lives of audiences across Africa’s home of entertainment: DStv!  Viewers will not only be able to vote via the DStv App for the first time, we are also creating a new opportunity for thousands of eligible customers to attend the live event.  We will announce further details on this in due course,” says Simon Camerer, Chief Customer Officer at Multichoice South Africa.

Prince Kaybee leads the list with three nominations for Favourite Song of the Year, Favourite DJ and Favourite Music Artist or Group followed; with two nominations each for Kabza De Small for Favourite DJ and Favourite Rising Star, Sjava for  Favourite Song of the Year and Favourite Music Artist or Group; and Sho Madjozi for Favourite Music Artist or Group and Favourite Personality.

The total DMVCAs nominees’ list reflects the ongoing commitment of DStv and Mzansi Magic to support and invest in local talent. “As the number one provider of local entertainment in Africa, we are immensely proud of the growth of our industry, and we are fully committed to celebrating our local stars, and we congratulate all of this year’s nominees,” says Shirley Adonisi, Acting Channel Director. “We look forward to putting on a great show.”

DMVCA headline sponsor 1Life returns to present the 1Life Life Changer Award, along with the highly-contested Favourite Actor and Favourite Actress categories.   A new twist on the immensely popular Life Changer Award now seeks public nominations to highlight individuals who have overcome personal adversity on the way to success in their community. Not only will the winner of this award be recognised amongst the stars of the night, they will be able to pay R50 000 forward to the cause of their choice, over and above the R50 000 they will personally take home!

Automobile manufacturer Kia also returns to the awards as an associate sponsor for a third time. In addition to presenting the Favourite Rising Star and Favourite Comedian Categories, Kia has upped the stakes with an even more impressive brand new car for one lucky voter. This year it is the all new KIA Seltos, valued at R400 000. The Seltos has been described as an SUV that offers exceptional quality and comprehensive specification across its model ranges and is by far our best voter’s prize to date!

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The nominees for the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards are:


 A. De Mthuda & Njelic – Shesha

B. Prince Kaybee ft Indlovukazi, Supta & Afro Brotherz – Gugulethu

C. Sjava - Umama

D. Nasty C ft Rowlene – SMA (Vol. 1)

E. Kaygee DaKing & Bizizi ft Killer Kau – Kokota



A. Motshidisi Mohono

B. Nomsa Buthelezi

C. Moshe Ndiki

D. Thomas Mlambo

E. Jub Jub


 3. FAVOURITE COMEDIAN (Brought to you by Kia)

A. Mpho Popps

B. Celeste Ntuli

C. Khanyisa Bunu

D. Skhumba Hlophe

E. Siyanda Maphumulo


4. FAVOURITE RISING STAR (Brought to you by Kia)

A. Kabza De Small

B. Wiseman Mncube

C. Simthandile ‘SimTiger’ Tshabalala

D. Thato Moeng

E. Larona Moagi



A. DJ Fresh

B. Kgomotso Matsunyane

C. Spitch

D. Twasa

E. Tshathugodo


6. FAVOURITE ACTOR (Proudly presented by 1Life)

A. Molefi Monaisa

B. Bheki Sibiya

C. Presley Chweneyagae

D. Warren Masemola

E. Masoja Msiza


7. FAVOURITE ACTRESS (Proudly presented by 1Life)

A. Dawn Thandeka King

B. Zola Nombona

C. Florence Masebe

D. Sindi Dlathu

E. Tsholofelo Matshaba



A. Prince Kaybee

B. Sjava

C. Sho Madjozi

D. King Monada

E. Dr Tumi



A. DJ Maphorisa

B. DJ Speedsta

C. Prince Kaybee

D. DJ Sumbody

E. Kabza De Small



A. Thembi Kgatlana

B. Percy Tau

C. Siya Kolisi

D. Bongiwe Msomi

E. Refiloe Jane



A. Bonang Matheba

B. Somizi Mhlongo

C. Anele Mdoda

D. Nomzamo Mbatha

E. Sho Madjozi

Don't miss prestigious DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards, 14 March 2020 simulcast on Mzansi Magic and Mzansi Wethu. Join the conversation by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #DStvMVCA.