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Nominees revealed, Lawrence Maleka set to host the 2022 DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards – DStvMVCA

13 April 2022
The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DMVCAs) are back, following a two-year pause due to the pandemic. The awards, which are a celebration of local talent, will be held at Sun Arena in Pretoria on 25 June 2022 and will also be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161). 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.
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DStv is 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. 

Maleka is a vibrant presenter who is more than capable of hosting a star-studded evening such as this. He has been a part of the channel family and DStv has absolute confidence in his delivery. 

In the time since the last awards ceremony and amid the corona virus pandemic, South Africa has produced many praiseworthy talents. These talented creatives will now have their chance to be celebrated. 

Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, said that the company prides itself on being at the forefront of storytelling on the continent and they celebrate the greatness of the talent in South Africa. 

“We are excited to be back on stage and on screen for the 2022 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards. The nominees are all deserving but the only way to make sure your favourite wins is to vote! Through the MyDStv App and on the Mzansi Magic website you can make your voice heard and guarantee that your star of choice walks away with an award,” added Shiburi.

The DMVCAs have steadily grown in popularity over the years and are an unmissable event on the local calendar. 

DStv viewers also stand a chance to win: one of three KIA vehicles, and all it takes is casting a vote for your favourite nominee.

Voting via the MyDStv App and on www.mzansimagic.tv/dstvmvca closes on 11 June 2022

This is the complete list of nominees for the 2022 DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards:

Favourite song

Zakes Bantwini and Kasango – Osama 

Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa ft Ami Faku – Asibe Happy

Young Stunna ft Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa – Adiwele

Makhadzi ft Prince Benza – Ghanama 

Big Zulu ft Intaba Yase Dubai and Riky Rick – Imali Eningi  

Favourite TV presenter

Motshidisi Mohono 

Lawrence Maleka 

Leanne Manas 

Thembekile Mrototo 

Thuso Motaung 

Favourite comedian 

Skhumba Hlophe

Mpho Popps

Celeste Ntuli

Nina Hastie


Favourite rising star

Hope Mbhele 

Young Stunna

Uncle Vinny 


Kwenzo Ngcobo

Favourite radio personality

Thomas Msengana and Skhumba 

Selby “Selbeyonce” Mkhize

Lerato Kganyago 

Thando Thabethe

Sphectacula & DJ Naves 

Favourite actor

Abdul Khoza 

Zolisa Xaluva 

Thapelo Sebogodi 

Bonko Khoza 

Vusi Kunene

Favourite actress

Sannah Mchunu

Zikhona Sodlaka 

Deli Malinga 

Shoki Mmola 

Thembi Seete 

Favourite music artist/group



Zakes Bantwini 

Big Zulu

Scorpion Kings

Favourite DJ

Scorpion Kings

DBN Gogo

Major League DJz

De Mthuda

DJ Shimza

Favourite sports personality

Rassie Erasmsus

Ntando Mahlangu 

Pitso Mosimane

Temba Bavuma

Benni McCarthy 

Favourite personality 


Shauwn Mkhize

Connie Ferguson 

DBN Gogo 


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