MTN SWAMA – A Night With The Stars

Swama Music Awards

          The MTN Swaziland Music Awards was a concept created by The Swaziland Arts and Music Association (SWAMA) to celebrate and recognize musicians that have contributed to the growth of the music industry in the Kingdom of Swaziland. The vision was to convey a high impact message by delivering an exciting and diverse concert featuring a wide spectrum of Swazi artists with one focus in mind: high quality performances during the rewarding of excelling artists.


Swazi MTN saw this as a fantastic initiative and great opportunity to partner with SWAMA to assist in Swazi Artists realising their dreams, and giving them a platform to showcase their talents.


          With sponsorship amounting to E474 000, the first ever MTN SWAMA Music Awards came to fruition and was positively received in Swaziland and across our borders. Successfully held on the 5th of August 2017 at The Royal Swazi Convention Centre, the 1st annual MTN SWAMA Music Awards were born


This initiative unearthed some of Swaziland’s most talented artists, highlighting the reality that we have great potential to enhance and positively impact the Music & Arts Industry in Swaziland.


1st MTN SWAMA Music Award Winners:

  • SONG OF THE YEAR - Sands
  • FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Nothando Hlophe
  • MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Sands
  • NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - Flameboy Universe
  • DJ OF THE YEAR - Master P
  • ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Sands
  • BEST R&B ARTIST – Tiyas King
  • BEST REGGAE ARTIST- Ras Moolah
  • BEST HIP HOP ARTIST - 80 Script
  • BEST KWAITO ARTIST- Magaya
  • BEST GOSPEL MUSIC ARTIST – Nothando Hlophe
  • BEST SOUL ARTIST - Sands
  • BEST TRADITIONAL ARTIST - Mshikishi
  • BEST JAZZ ARTIST - Itallo
  • BEST AFRO-POP ARTIST - Nomalungelo
  • BEST MUSIC PRODUCER – Sub Jamz
  • BEST MUSIC VIDEO – Adrienne Foo
  • MOST DOWNLOADED MTN CALLER-TUNE - Frans Dlamini
  • LIFETIME ACHIEVMENT AWARD - Mshikishi


We look forward to the second edition of the MTN SWAMA Music Awards in 2018, and as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, can promise a Bigger and Brighter event. #MTNSWAMA


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