Thursday, 14 April 2022 15:50

Lawrence Maleka set to host 'DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice awards.

Entertainment Reporter.

MultiChoice and Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) announced the nominees for the 4th DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards (MVCAs).

The event venue, date and nominees were revealed at an intimate event in Inanda, Sandton hosted by Big Brother Mzansi host, Lawrence Maleka.

Maleka – who played the beloved Zolani in 1Magic's 'The River' – will also serve as the official host for the DSTV Mzansi Viewer's Choice Awards (DSTVMVCA) which are set to take place at the Sun Arena in Pretoria on 25 June 2022.

The awards will also be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).

The evening's winners will all be stars who have been voted for by the South African public and the DMVCAs will seek to honour the top achievers who have made their mark over the past two years in television, radio, music, sports and comedy.

Stars won't be the only ones walking away with something as DStv viewers also stand a chance to win one of three KIA vehicles if they have voted for their favourite stars.

There are a number of ways to vote, including voting via the MyDStv App and on the dedicated "dstvmvca" portal on the website.

Voting closes on 11 June 2022.

"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," said Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.

The nominees for the 2022 DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards across 11 categories are:

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 Erasmus

Ntando Mahlangu

Pitso Mosimane

Temba Bavuma

Benni McCarthy

Favourite personality


Shauwn Mkhize

Connie Ferguson

DBN Gogo

LaSizwe Mchunu.