By CityLife Arts Writer
As the sunset on the 14th Annual Crown Gospel Music Awards for 2021, Canaan Nyathi and Sibongukwanda “Jumbo” Nyangiwe took home the crown for the biggest categories of the Gospel awards.
Mzansi bestowed the Best Gospel Artist award to Gospel sensation Canaan Nyathi while Jumbo received a nod for Wena Nkosi Uyazi which earned him the Gospel Song of the year title through public votes.
The awards ceremony which aired on SABC2 on Sunday, 28 November 2021 was recorded mid November recognizing the best crop of the Gospel industry. South African stars showed up to honour their peers who bagged trophies for their glorious musical offering.
Hosted by the young Pastor, Khaya Mthethwa, 2021 Crown Gospel Music Awards stage came alive as the viewers were treated to performances by Dr Tumi, Tebogo Moloi, Mpume Mtshweni, Puleng March as well as Amadodana AseWesile. The song of the year performance included Ayanda Ntazi, Jumbo, Pastor Sebe alongside Xolly Mncwango.
Other winners included, Takie Ndou who garnered three wins for Best Gospel Song Writer, Gospel album and Best Gospel Engineer – Job Thako For Takie Ndou out of six nominations alongside Tebs Davids (You Are Faithful) for Classic Of All Times, Thobekile Mkhwanazi for Best Female Gospel Artist, Tshidi Chauke for Best Clap And Tap as well as Xolisa Kwinana for Best Worship Song.
“2021 has been a year filled with blessings, we made it through difficult times as the World Gospel Powerhouse. The 14th Installment exceeded our expectations as we were able to deliver a first class awards event despite covid-19 limitations. We would like to congratulate all the 2021 winners and the nominees that took part this year in the Crown Gospel Music Awards. Each year the awards continue to grow from strength to strength allowing for new musicians to take up space and praise God with their sound, says Zanele Mbokazi Nkambule, Founder and Executive producer of the Crown Gospel Music Awards.
All the winners for 2021:
Best Gospel Song Writer – Takie Ndou
Best Gospel Itende – Indumiso Yetende
Best Gosepl Album – Takie Ndou
Classic Of All Times – Tebs Davids (You Are Faithful)
Best Worship Song – Xolisa Kwinana, Sithi Bayede
Best Praise Song – Sbu Banda – Papa God Of Miracles
Best Male Gospel Artist – Ayanda Ntanzi
Best Female Gospel Artist – Thobekile Mkhwanazi
Best New Comer Gosepl Artist – Xolly Mncwango
Best Gospel Group – Umlazi Gospel Choir
Best Traditional Gospel – Godfrey Mahlangu – Lentswe
Best Gospel Accapella – Abakhethwa Gospel Singers
Best Clap And Tap – Tshidi Chauke
Best Gospel Dvd – Tshwane Gospel Choir
Best Gospel Producer – Nqubeko Mbatha For Ayanda Ntanzi’s According To Grace
Best Gospel Engineer – Job Thako For Takie Ndou
Best Of Africa Gospel – Janet Manyowa- Zimbabwe
Best Gospel Jazz Song – Bra Bushi, Akukho Okunye
Best Gosepl Collaboration – Ian Calf Faturing Thinah Zungu – Jesu Nguye
Best Contemporary Gospel Song – Shaun P – Jesus The Centre
Best Gospel Music Video – Crystal Tyron, Vuka Ukhanye
Best Gospel Rap – Melisa Sibaya
Best Community Outreach = De Bruin
Best Gospel Community Radio – Abraham Shiyane – Zibonele fm – Kuyenzeka show
Best Amazion – Fellowship of God Ministries – Surely Goodness and Mercy
Best Gospel Commercial/Radio Show – Brown Mosiapoa-Motsweding fm – Rorisang show
Best Gospel Artist – Canaan Nyathi
Gospel Song of the Year – Wena Nkosi Uyazi by Sibongukwanda “Jumbo” Nyangiwe