On Friday, 12 November 2021, The 14th Annual Crown Gospel Awards recording lived up to the anticipation as the Gospel industry dazzled in their high-end fashion, draping ball gowns and stylish suits setting ablaze on the red carpet. The awards ceremony recording graced by the who’s who of Gospel-wood was a spectacular gala event that saw artists gather to celebrate their peers.
Hosted by Pastor Khaya Mthethwa best known as South African singer-songwriter, composer, musician, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and TV presenter. The young pastor with a glittering resume, handled the awards with such poise and refined mastery as he took on the stage to announce all the deserving winners for 2021.
Founder and Executive producer of the Crown Gospel Music Awards, Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule swooped in a ravishing royal blue number bedazzled with rose gold details as she geared to take on the stage to honour all nominees celebrated this year.
Although this year’s celebratory awards ceremony was restricted to a limited number of guests, excitement filled the Playhouse theatre as nominees graced the event. Amongst the guests were Takie Ndou, Ayanda Ntazi, Nqobi Nxumalo, Puleng Maake who came all dressed up to the nines to claim the golden gongs.
Other guests noted in the crowed were Nthati Moshesh (Isono), Harriet Manamela (Skeem Sam), Sandile Dlamini (Imbewu), Brenda Mhlongo (Imbewu), Mike Mdlangamakhe, McDonald Ndou (KK Mulaudzi of Muvhango), Dr Tumi, Qwabe, Amadodana AseWesile and Qwabe Twins to name a few.
Gospel fans will have to buckle up and prepare themselves for a glorious awards show, where a string of winners will be revealed when the 14th Installment of the Crown air on SABC 2 at 20:00 on the 28th November 2021.
“Fourteen awards shows, 14 years later #HeIsStillJehovah! As the World Gospel Powerhouse, we are elated to have reached this milestone and we thank God for carrying us thus far. Through the Crown Gospel Music Awards, we have not only been able to celebrate artists but we created a platform where musicians can be recognized for their God-given talent”, says Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule.
As the winners walked away with their crowns, five categories including Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Artist remain open for fans to continue casting their votes by sending their favourite artist’s nominee code to 34069. SMSes are charged at R1.50. Voting for these categories will close on the 20 November 2021, midnight, per vote and one can vote as many times as they like. Free SMSes do not apply.
Here are the winners for Crown Gospel Music Awards 2021:
Best Gospel Song Writer – Takie Ndou
Best Gospel Itende – Indumiso Yetende
Best Gosepl Album – Takie Ndou
Classic Of All Times – Tebs Davids (You Are Faithful)
Best Worship Song – Xolisa Kwinana, Sithi Bayede
Best Praise Song – Sbu Banda – Papa God Of Miracles
Best Male Gospel Artist – Ayanda Ntanzi
Best Female Gospel Artist – Thobekile Mkhwanazi
Best New Comer Gosepl Artist – Xolly Mncwango
Best Gospel Group – Umlazi Gospel Choir
Best Traditional Gospel – Godfrey Mahlangu – Lentswe
Best Gospel Accapella – Abakhethwa Gospel Singers
Best Clap And Tap – Tshidi Chauke
Best Gospel Dvd – Tshwane Gospel Choir
Best Gospel Producer – Nqubeko Mbatha For Ayanda Ntanzi’s According To Grace
Best Gospel Engineer – Job Thako For Takie Ndou
Best Of Africa Gospel – Janet Manyowa- Zimbabwe
Best Gospel Jazz Song – Bra Bushi, Akukho Okunye
Best Gospel Collaboration – Ian Calf Featuring Thinah Zungu – Jesu Nguye
Best Contemporary Gospel Song – Shaun P – Jesus The Centre
Best Gospel Music Video – Crystal Tyron, Vuka Ukhanye
Best Gospel Rap – Melisa Sibaya
Best Community Outreach = De Bruin
CATEGORIES STILL OPEN FOR VOTING
Best Gospel Artist – Ayanda Ntanzi, Takie Ndou And Cannaan Nyathi (WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED 20 NOVEMBER)
Best Gospel Song – Healing Power, Wena Nkosi Uyazi, Nawe Ungamthatha, Basuka Baya Ezweni (WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED 20 NOVEMBER)
Best Gospel Community Radio – (WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED 20 NOVEMBER)
Best Amazion – (WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED 20 NOVEMBER)
Best Gospel Commercial/Pbs Radio Show – (WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED 20 NOVEMBER)