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Eastern Cape Music Awards were born

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The inaugural Eastern Cape Music Awards (ECMAS) took place over the weekend with Eastern Cape’s biggest names scooping awards against the developing local artists. The event was held at a Methodist Church Multipurpose Centre in Wilsonia. The awards lined up a list of performers including Zahara, Berita, Bethusile Mcinga, Dumi Mkokstad, Mavie M, Nathi, Vusi Nova, Ifani, Mobi Dixon and Kholeka.

Advocate Sonwabile Mancotywa stated that ECMAS will be bigger than the South African Traditional Music Awards (SATMAs) which were born in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Up to shock many people took it to social media that award winners didn’t even campaign to be crowned respective winners at the awards.

The winners for the evening were:

  • Zoe Daka (Best New Artist)
  • Nongoma Amawele ka MaMtshawe (Best Umxhentso Wakwantu)
  • Endumisweni Gospel Group (Best Gospel Group)
  • Siphokazi (Best Afro Soul)
  • Mavie M (Best Jazz)
  • Sunshine FM (Best Community Radio)
  • Ntando (Best Afro-Pop)
  • Yves (Best Duo)
  • DJ Bino (Best DJ)
  • Navada (Best Kwaito)
  • iFani (Best Hip Hop)
  • Kholeka (Best Artist 1)
  • Lusanda Mcinga (Best Artist 2)
  • Zahara (Best Artist 3)
  • Mobi Dixon (Best Dance)
  • Dumi Mkokstad (Best Male)
  • Zahara (Best Female)
  • Mavie M (Most Votes)
  • Nathi (Best Selling Artist)
  • Butho Vuthela (Best Artist)
  • Sizwe Zako (Lifetime achievement)

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