The MTN SWAMA Awards 2018 Nominees have been announced and voting is now open.
The highly anticipated MTN SWAMA Awards Nominee Launch was held on the 30th of June at Gigi’s, Royal Swazi.
These awards are the second edition of a concept created by The Swaziland Arts and Music Association (SWAMA) in partnership with Swazi MTN to celebrate and recognize musicians who have contributed to the growth of the music industry in the Kingdom of Eswatini.
This year we are going Bigger and Better, and have introduced two new categories to the awards, these being ‘Best Comedian’ and ‘Best Swati Artist in the Diaspora’.
As we celebrate 50 Years of Independence in The Kingdom of Eswatini, the awards theme this year is #Emvembili or #BackToTheFuture. This in essence is aimed at celebrating our history and heritage within in the of Arts and Music industry in the country, we are Taking it Back to The Future.
The voting lines are now open. We encourage you to vote for your favourite artist as many times as you like, and also follow us on our social media pages for regular updates on roadshows where you can watch them performing live as we build up to the main event to be held on 1 December 2018.
SMS ‘Category , Artist Name’ to 6161. E1 / SMS.
Best Gospel Artist
Best Country Artist
Best Swati Artist Based in the Diaspora (artist based outside of Eswatini)
DJ of The Year
Best House Artist
Best Hip Hop Artist
Best Kwaito Artist
Best Reggae / Ragga / Dancehall Artist
Best Traditional / Mbaqanga / Maskandi Artist
Best Jazz Artist
Best Afro-Pop Artist
Best Poet / Wordsmith
Best Swati Soul Artist
Best R&B Artist
Artist of The Year
Female Artist of The Year
Male Artist of The Year
Newcomer of The Year
Video of The Year
Song of The Year
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