Xitsonga Music Awards 2015

Event Schedule

6 Nov - 8 Nov 2015   10:00 AM - 06:00 AM past event

Giyani Stadium

Giyani, Giyani, Limpopo, South Africa.

Munghana Lonene Fm Launches XMA13

It is back … bigger, better and with more bombshells than ever before. This is the famous and most anticipated Munghana Lonene fm Xitsonga Music Awards. The year 2015 sees the station celebrate the 13th instalment of this prestigious event and this one too brings numerous exciting surprises to the music community. The station had a successful launch at Meropa Entertainment World in Polokwane, Limpopo. Nominations for the XMA13 “as the concept is popularly known based on its phase” were unveiled today, 29 September 2015. As expected, the event was attended by heavyweights in the music industry, business, politics and traditional houses. Nominees will this year battle it out in 13 categories, including newly introduced Best Language Purity category as well as the once off Best Station’s 50th Song of the year.

The Best Mindzhumba Ya Afrika category has been dropped due to limited submissions in this genre. The Dr. Thomas Chauke Artist of the year category previously won by Joe Shirimane is one of the highly contested category in this year’s awards. With 5 of Xitsonga’s best artists in Kenny Bevhula, Sunglen Chavalala, Florah Nwa Chauke Colonel Mhlongo and Percy Mfana, it will be very interesting to see who will walk away with this award in the evening of Saturday 7th November 2015. The station will also hand out 4 special recognition awards at a lavish Gala Dinner which will be held at Giyani Community Hall on Friday 6th November 2015 to the late Joel Bvuma (AKA Xihumbuyani) who will be remembered posthumously, Legendary MC Mabasa will receive the Living Legends award, while Mozambican Xidimingwana (Bernardo Domingos Onuane) will receive a Special award with the great Vusi Mahlasela being honored with “The Companion of Xitsonga music award” for his favourate song Miyela Africa, he follows on the footsteps of Ray Chikapa Phiri and Sipho Hotstix Mabuse who were recognized with this award in 2013 & 2014 respectively.

Leading the pack with 4 nominations each this year is Kenny Bevhula, Sunglen, Doctor Sithole & Percy Mfana followed by Moca, Limpopo Roots & Benny Mayengani with 3 nominations while Joe Shirimane Snombelani Sisters, Team Nyenya, Amalo and the new kid on the block Mr. Kwatani has 2 nominations each. Mr Kwatani is making waves as he features on the Best New Comer category while also battling it out with Disco’s bests such as Colonel Mhlongo, King Soshangane for Best Xitsonga Disco crown.

“These awards continue to play a very serious role in improving the Xitsonga music offering and have inspired our musicians to up their game in producing good quality music. As a station, we are also using these awards to send a very strong message in our fight against Xenophobia, hence Xidimingwana from Mozambique is nominated to receive a special award. “said Munghana Lonene fm station manager, Mr. James Shikwambana.

The station’s faithful listeners are not left out. They will participate by voting for the Most Popular Song and will also be part of the awards ceremony in November at Giyani stadium. A general ticket costs R50 while VIP will set festival goers a mere R350 at Computickets nationwide. 3 lucky listeners’ stands a chance to win R10 000 each and a VIP experience for them and a partner if they buy a ticket before 16 October 2015. All they need to do is sms the word WIN and their ticket number to 34762.

The awards presentation will be followed by a BIG music festival which will feature the cream of South African music such as Ringo Madlingozi, Solly Mahlangu, Penny Penny, Mdu, Dr. Thomas Chauke, Joe Shirimane Na Vana Va Ndhoda, Kenny Bevhula, Sunglen, Prince Rhangane, Gammi, DJ Themba, the festival will also feature one of the station’s own son Mchangaan .

“Having recently signed for yet another 3 years commitment as the platinum sponsor, the district municipality remains committed to these awards and will support its growth for as long as it possible can. The awards play a big role in ensuring that musicians continue to produce quality music.” Said Mopani District Municipality Executive Mayor, Ms. Nkakareng Rakgoale.

#Big Bang & Explosion
#Twana Swigingi…Swa Vunanga

Full Nomination list:

1. Best Xitsonga Newcomer

1. Team Nyenya
2. DJ Norman & DJ Vincent
3. Amalo
4. Mr Kwatani
5. Loveness

2. Best Xitsonga Gospel

1. Patience Ntuli – Cinela Yehovha
2. The Living Rock – Tana ka yeso
3. Pastor Lungi Ndala – Ndzi pfune
4. Lawrence Ndlovu – Hi pfumalo rirhanzu
5. Eric Manganyi – Sathani Xile ndleleni
6. Ben Baloyi – Lavani Jehovha
7. Jeff Baloyi – N’wana Davida
8. RJ Mabuza – Miyela
9. Pastor TV Ngobeni – Endlwini ka Yehovha
10. Kedibone Malatswane – Moyà wo Kwetsima

3. Best Xitsonga Disco

1. Majombhana – Vanhu va misava
2. King Soshangani – N’wa mahungu
3. Colonel Mhlongo – Ku kala dyondzo
4. Vuyelwa – Yisukile
5. Amalo – Hlamalani
6. Makhenzo na Changana Girls – Pfunani Malume
7. Petros Nyathi – Salani
8. Mr. Kwatani -Yasuka ya Maphepha
9. Ma-Orbie – Jele
10. Dr Macheke Ft. Colonel Mhlongo – Ni tshikeni

4. Best Xitsonga RnB

1. Moca Ft. Mcbone & Junia – Ka Mzi
2. Da Multi Shake – Excuse me
3. Themba Nyathi – I Swiluva
4. Mthimbani – Dangerous Love
5. Crack wa Gaza – Ncino
6. Jelani – Jelani
7. Musa Msesho – Black Bone
8. Mashaba – Tiyisela
9. Gym Arrow – Xigubu xa mani

5. Best Xitsonga House Song

1. Limpopo Roots Ft. Benny Mayengani – Nghoma
2. DJ Gami Ft. Xpanere – Babalaas
3. DJ Nascent & Medium Point Ft. Bee Zee Bee – Lobola
4. DJ Tshineta Ft. Kenny B – Yaba
5. DJ Master Rich – Hangalakani
6. Tsalanang – maxaka
7. Big Mike – Khegu

6. Best Xitsonga Duo/Group

1. Joe Shirimane na Vana va Ndoda
2. Team Nyenya
3. Swibi swa Ndhuma
4. Wiskee Mathebula na Hlayisani Sisters
5. Snombhelani Sisters
6. Muzesh & Flora – Jalapino
7. Benny Mayengani & Mr Jambatana
8. Robert N’wa Beku na Xikhongolotana

7. Best Xitsonga Collaboration

1. Limpopo Roots Ft. Benny Mayengani – Nghoma
2. Kenny Bevhula Ft. Benny Mayengani, Percy Mfana, Prince Rhangane & Sunglen– Kecekece
3. Evans Mabasa Ft. Sunglen – Xaluza
4. Dr Macheke Ft. Colonel Mhlongo- Nitshikeni
5. Moca ft. Mcbone and Junia Mkhari – Ka Mzi
6. Zoro Magoveni ft. Joe Shirimane – Vata Cina

8. Best Male Artist

1. Doctor Sithole
2. Kenny Bevhula
3. Percy Mfana
4. Prince Rhangani
5. Marhoya
6. Boti ready
7. Benny Mayengani
8. Mr Post
9. Mafamba
10. Mshengu

9. Best Female Artist

1. Nurse
2. Sunglen
3. Vuyelwa
4. Mhani Misolwa
5. Flora N’wa Chauke
6. N’wa Hulela
7. Sherly Shimambani
8. Khensy

10. Best Station’s 50th Song of the year

1. Dr Sithole, Sunglen, Comrade, Zozo – Happy Birthday Munghana Lonene
2. Go Explo – Celebrating Munghana Lonene FM
3. Themba Nyathi – Munghana Lonene FM
4. Limpopo Roots Ft. Mapelle – Kula Munghana
5. Timbeva – Halala MLFM
6. Marhoya – 50 Years ya Vuhaxi
7. Gami Swag – Kula Munghana

11. Dr. Thomas Chauke Artist of the year

1. Kenny Bevhula
2. Sunglen
3. Flora N’wa Chauke
4. Colonel Mhlongo
5. Percy Mfana

12. Best Xitsonga Language Purity

1. Forget Makhahlele
2. Snombhelani Sisters
3. Hammy Chauke
4. Dr Sithole
5. Sunglen
6. Percy Mfana

13. Most Popular Song

1. Kenny Bevhula – Kecekece
2. Sunglen – Mabevani
3. Percy Mfana – Rigogo
4. Flora N’wa Chauke – Madavula
5. Benny Mayengani – Nkondo wa tuva
6. Joe Shirimane – Hashtag
7. Moca – Ka Mzi
8. Muzesh – Jalapeno
9. Mapelle – Tissue
10. Dr Sithole – Nyimpi Ya Mavoko

33129 was officially unveiled as the voting line for Best Xitsonga Most Popular Song of the year. The category will be decided by the station’s listeners, while an experienced panel of judges will be appointed to adjudicate in the rest of the categories overseen by SABC auditor.

Winners will be announced at the music awards ceremony to be held at Giyani stadium in Giyani, Limpopo Province on the 7th November 2015.

The event on the 7th November 2015 will be preceded by a gala dinner on the 6th November where all special awards are going to be presented.



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