Goldmax and Que, the members of the gqom duo, Distruction Boyz. Picture: Supplied

At the DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards (DSTVMVCA) launch event held at Summer Place in Hyde Park, Gqom sensation, Distruction Boyz, and their smash hit, "Omunye" commanded the spotlight. 

This year's awards ceremony will be hosted by Bonang Matheba, who was also MC for the launch on Tuesday. Other celebrities in attendance included Somizi Mhlongo, Lasizwe, Thembsie Matu and "Real Housewives of Johannesburg" stars Christall Kay and Brinette Seopela. 

“The DStv MVCA launched in 2017 to great fanfare. The calibre of nominees is testament to the quality shows and magnitude of the talent South Africa has to offer. With the viewers voting for the favourites in every category - this is anyone’s race,” said Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Fans will be able to vote in 11 categories and the nominee with the most votes out of all the categories will be named the ultimate viewers’ choice.

Below is the full list of categories and nominees.

 FAVOURITE SONG OF THE YEAR

A. PRINCE KAYBEE & LASOULMATES FT ZANDA ZAKUZA & TNS – CLUB CONTROLLER

B. DJ MAPHORISA FT DJ TIRA, BUSISWA & MOONCHILD SANELLY – MIDNIGHT STARRING

C.  HEAVY K FT NOKWAZI & BUCIE – INDE

D.  DISTRUCTION BOYZ FT DLADLA MSHUNQISI & BENNY MAVERICK – OMUNYE

E. KWESTA FT WALE - SPIRIT

FAVOURITE TV PRESENTER

A.  LERATO KGANYAGO

B.  THOMAS MLAMBO

C.  PEARL MODIADIE

D.  CAROL TSHABALALA

E.   ANELE MDODA 

FAVOURITE COMEDIAN (KIA)

A.  SKHUMBA

B.  FELIX HLOPHE

C.  TUMI MORAKE

D.  SMOWKEY NYEMBE

E.   MPHO POPPS

FAVOURITE RISING STAR

A.  SMASH AFRIKA

B.  LUVUYO MANYONGA

C.  DISTRUCTION BOYZ

D.   LANGA MAVUSO

E.  LUNGI NGIDI

 FAVOURITE RADIO PERSONALITY

A.  ANELE MDODA

B.  NTATE THUSO MOTAUNG

C.  DUDU ‘LADY D’ KHOZA

D.  DJ FRESH

E.  SELBY ‘SELBEYONCE’ MKHIZE

FAVOURITE ACTOR (1LIFE)

A.  WARREN MASEMOLA

B.  HAMILTON DLAMINI

C.  MDUDUZI MABASO

D.  MASOJA MSIZA

E.  KHULU SKENJANA 

FAVOURITE ACTRESS

A.  THEMBSIE MATU

B.  RAMI CHUENE

C.  LINDA SEBEZO

D.  MOSHIDI MOTSHEGWA

E.  LESEGO MARAKALLA

FAVOURITE MUSIC ARTIST / GROUP

A.  LADY ZAMAR

B.  SHEKHINAH

C.  DISTRUCTION BOYZ

D.  KHUZANI

E.   AKA

FAVOURITE DJ

A.  MS COSMO

B.  DJ MAPHORISA

C.  PRINCE KAYBEE

D.   DJ TIRA

E.   BLACK COFFEE

FAVOURITE SPORTS PERSONALITY

A.   KAGISO RABADA

B.   PERCY TAU

C.  CASTER SEMENYA

D.   PITSO MOSIMANE

E.   SIYA KOLISI

FAVOURITE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

A.  PAPA PENNY AHEE

B.  BONANG MATHEBA

C.   NOMZAMO MBATHA

D.    SOMIZI MHLONGO

E.     KAGISO RABADA