MALAWI HIP HOP AWARDS NOMINEES AND VOTING CRITERIA

by Zonse Staff Writer

The Inaugural Malawi Hip Hop Awards 2020 will take place on the 12th of December 2020. Leading to the ceremony, the organizing committee has announced this year’s nominations roll with a total of 15 categories and 75 nominations (5 nominations per category). These nominees were chosen from a total of 212 submissions from various entertainment industry entities.

The criteria used vary between categories but the main takeaway is the time frame of release/artist activity (November 2019-present).


The MWHHA Nominees 2020

Female Artist of the Year 

Toriah

Luki

Princess Multikey

Tiya Joan

Mitchie

 

Male Artist of the Year

Hayze Engolah

Toast

Phyzix

Charisma

SevenOMore


Best Newcomer 

Henry Czar

Quest

Achina Gattah Ase

The Wave Mw

Brainlock Fam


Best Group/Duo 

The Wave Mw

Brainlock Fam

Ukali Music

Dare Devilz

Mario Bros


Album of the Year 

No Room For Era - Third Eye

Gamba Season - Phyzix

New Age - Quest

Dare Devilz For Life - Dare Devilz

Chamba Cha Hip-Hop - Mario Bros


Song of the Year 

Lit - Charisma

Shasha - Toast ft. Quest

Makofi - Phyzix ft. Dare Devilz

Adidas - Martse

It’s A Party - Brainlock Fam


Video of the Year 

Chisankho - Macelba ft Saint & Lulu

Yobwata - Suffix ft. Faith Mussa

Muzandivotere - Henry Czar

Abwerenso - SevenOMore

Drip Like Daddy - The Wave Mw


DJ of the Year 

VJ Ice

DJ Nathan Tunes

RJ the DJ

DJ Shortie

DJ Flame

 

Hustler of the Year 

Hayze Engolah

Suffix

Third Eye

Phyzix

KBG


Best Collaboration 

Gvng - The Wave Mw ft Hayze Engolah

Makofi - Phyzix ft Dare Devilz

Ndimakhala Bize remix - Bee Jay ft Macelba, Ace Jizzy, Martse, Krazie G, Crispy Mw & Virus

Simbi Phiri - Macelba ft Janta, Malinga, Ace Jizzy & 2B

Shasha - Toast ft. Quest


Lyricist of the Year 

Slessor

Liwu

Hayze Engolah

Classick

Suffix


Verse of the Year 

Hayze Engolah - Welcome To The Shop

Phyzix - They Will Know

Suffix - Yobwata

Marcus (Dare Devilz) - Makofi

Classick - Runaway


Best Hip-Hop Live Performance

Third Eye

Suffix

Charisma

SevenOMore

Phyzix


Producer of the Year 

Dare Devilz

Henwood

E-Ril

OV6

Martin Angelz


And the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award is Kenny Klips.

Voting is expected to take place over a course of no more than two weeks, on the official Malawi Hip Hop Awards website. The people’s vote contributes 50% of the total vote that will be used to determine winners, with the other 50% being contributed by members of the organizing body. More info on the voting process to be shared soon.


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Interesting times. This just shows how the hip-hop industry is small. All the best to the nominees

28th October 2020, 06:30:am

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