Boity. Picture: Instagram
Boity. Picture: Instagram

#SAHHA2018 nominations leaves Twitter unimpressed

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Nov 6, 2018

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The announcement of the 7th Annual South African Hip Hop Awards (#SAHHA) nominations on Monday has left tweeps divided, especially over hip-hop newcomer Boity's inclusion.

However, the inclusion of the "Wuz Dat" rapper was not the only announcement — or lack thereof — that had hip-hop fans scratching their heads. 

AKA and A-Reece were also noticeably absent from the nominations list, while lyrical giant YoungstaCPT also omitted from the Lyricist of the Year category.

Boity is nominated #SAHHA2018

— Thandeka (@thandekakay) November 5, 2018

#SAHHA2018 The sad part is, Boity bagged a nomination while Zinger is being turned into a quick snack at KFC.

— Jolinkomo (@Mani_Sivenathi) November 5, 2018

#SAHHA2018 so vele Boity is nominated ?🤔 and there is no @akaworldwide? No @Shane_Eagle? 💔😭

— #Morisky (@thatopauljumaar) November 5, 2018

AKA & A-Reece did not submit for these Joke awards. Your favs can have them. #SAHHA2018

— Leo ♌️ (@ForbesX_) November 5, 2018

am not a fan of mega but Touch My Blood is a good album #SAHHA2018

— Mjente (@NJ_Khathi) November 5, 2018

#SAHHA2018 Boity nominated ??? fucks sakes these awards are pure trash

— MxM (@CulturexTime) November 5, 2018

#SAHHA2018 If These are South African Hip Hop Awards why is AKA and Areece not nominated?

— IINGAMULA (@Ngamla_RSA) November 5, 2018

imagine "Fela in Versace" not nominated #SAHHA2018

— Mjente (@NJ_Khathi) November 5, 2018

The Megacy still shines and punish the Top charts,nominated or sharp kadi awards😘🙏 #SAHHA2018 #megacy #AKAworldwide

— dineo rachel (@afrodeeray) November 5, 2018

#SAHHA2018 clearly something isn't done right here no Areece, AKA and no YCPT? Kanjani?

— PABLO 👑 (@Wonderb32) November 5, 2018

Areece ain't nominated #SAHHA2018

— Thandeka (@thandekakay) November 5, 2018

Boity been rapping for 2 seconds & gets a nomination entlek what’s goin on #SAHHA2018

— 💀Too Grown For Games💀 (@iamKellyKayy) November 5, 2018

Wait so Reece wasn't nominated but Boity is? Eh #SAHHA2018 #SAHHA

— Toy (@letoytjale) November 5, 2018

Boity's track has less than 6months out but she got a nomination🤔😂👏🏻 #SAHHA2018

— 😛Lebogang😛 (@LeboChomakae) November 5, 2018

#SAHHA2018 y'all have that lyricists of the year award but @YoungstaCpt ain't even there, what a joke.

— flackito (@MozzeyFlaco) November 5, 2018 However, there were some fans and industry friends who were overjoyed about Boity's first nomination and congratulated her on the achievement. 

@modiehi_thulo @SA_HipHopAwards Congratz keep bringing those Hits, I'm just gonna starting voting for u well deserved...👌👌👌🏆

— Gomolemo M💉 (@Gman49263288) November 5, 2018


— fat gal yonce (@ThickLeeyonce) November 5, 2018

Congrats B!🙌🙌🙌

— Lalla Hirayama (@Lalla_Hirayama) November 5, 2018

Yaaaas!! Congrats Boity 🎊🎉❤️

— Pearl Modiadie (@PearlModiadie) November 5, 2018

YOU deserve all this @Boity halala ❤👏💕

— #DJZINHLEANDPEARLTHUSI ✊ (@WendyCharmaine6) November 5, 2018

Boity bar far the best Female rapper SA. She deserves to win! #SAHHA2018

— Leo ♌️ (@ForbesX_) November 5, 2018

See the full list of nominations below:

Song of the Year

Riky Rick – Stay Shining

Nasty C – Send Me Away

Zakwe ft Various Artists – Sebentin

Nadia Nakai ft Cassper Nyovest – Naa Mean

DJ Speedsta ft OkMalumKoolKat – Combos Communicating

Anatii – Thixo Onofefe

Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit

Nasty C ft ASAP Ferg – King

Kid X ft Chiano Sky – Aunty

Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit

Best Album

Zakwe – Cebisa

Nasty C – Strings N Bling

Da Les – High Life

Blaklez – Baby Brother

K.O – SR2

Mixtape of the Year

Slikour Onlife – Incubator Class of 2017

DJ Sliqe – Navy Black

Stogie T – Honey & Pain

Gigi Lamayne – VI

Moozlie – Versus

Best Male Rapper

Nasty C




Da Les

Best Female Rapper


Gigi Lamayne


Fifi Cooper


DJ of the Year

DJ Speedsta


Junior De Rocka

DJ Sliqe

Ms Cosmo

Producer of the Year

Makwa Beats

Gemini Major


Co-kayn Beats

Zooci Coke Dope

Best Collaboration

Boity ft Nasty C – Wuz Dat

DJ Speedsta ft OkMalumKoolKat – Combos Communicating

DJ Capital ft Kwesta, Reason & Kid X – Skebe Dep Dep

Nasty C ft ASAP Ferg – King

Kid X ft Chiano Sky – Aunty

Ms Cosmo ft Moozlie, Rouge & Sho Madjozi – Ay Baby

Nadia Nakai ft Cassper Nyovest – Naa Mean

Riky Rick ft Cassper Nyovest, Professor & Major League DJs – Stay Shining

Lyricist of the Year

Nasty C

Stogie T


Ginger Breadman


Freshman of the Year (Newcomer)

Big Zulu




Hustler of the Year

Cassper Nyovest



Slikour Onlife


Best Dance Crew

Supreme I Crew

2Legitt Crew

Creed Crew

Survivor Dance Crew

Best Video

L-Tido ft Phoenix – I’m Back

Zakwe ft Cassper Nyovest – Sebentin

Nasty C – Jungle

Ms Cosmo ft Moozlie, Rouge & Sho Madjozi – Ay Baby

Nadia Nakai ft Cassper Nyovest – Naa Mean

Cassper Nyovest – Ksazobalit

Anatii – Thixo Onofefe

Kwesta ft Wale – Spirit

Nadia Nakai ft Frank Casino – Money Calling

Riky Rick ft Cassper Nyovest, Professor & Major League DJs – Stay Shining

Best Graffiti

Drake MHC



Best Local Brand

Family Tree

StylaGang Original Designs


Best International Brand

Power Play


Castle Lite

Promoter of the Year

Pop Bottles

Major League Gardens

Junior Lavie

Until Until

Kool Out

Milestone Award

Cassper Nyovest 

Best Digital Sales


Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Cassper Nyovest

Riky Rick


Nasty C


Best Remix

DJ Capital ft Kwesta, Youngsta CPT, Stogie T, Kid X & Reason – Skebe Dep Dep (remix)

Zakwe ft Musiholiq, Cassper Nyovest, Blaklez, Kwesta, HHP & Prokid – Sebentin (remix)

Jovilash ft Flabba, HHP, Mr Selwyn & Infadizle – Ya Kwini (remix)

Beatmochini ft Towdeemac, Skillo, Nasi Profresher-KT, Lection & Khuli Chana – Wata Mafia Gon Do (remix)

Riky Rick ft Da Les, Youngsta CPT, Frank Casino, Stilo Magolide, J Molley & KLY – Buy It Out (remix)

Best Radio Show

YFM – SA Hip Hop Live

Uhozi FM – iNumba Numba

5FM – 16 Bars Reloaded

Goodhope FM – The Ready D Show

Metro FM – Absolute Hip Hop – Trailblazer

Motsweding FM – Motshwako wa Hip Hop

Gagazi FM – Hip Hop Session

Radio Bushbuckridge – Rhythm & Flow

5FM – The Stir Up

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