Psalmist Janet Manyowa has once again proven that she is a Gospel diva after she scooped Best of Africa Gospel award at the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation Crown Gospel Awards (SABCCGA).
The first segment of the awards was held at Playhouse Theatre in Durban, South Africa on 12 November.
The last and final episode will be held on 20 November.
Manyowa outshined Tsepo Lesole (Botswana), Cross Ugo 2v (Nigeria) and Minister Michael Mahendere (Zimbabwe), to win the accolade.
On her win she said, “Praise be to God who makes all things possible. I am grateful for this recognition at the 14th SABC Crown Gospel Awards this weekend for the Best of Africa 2021 Gospel Song.
‘Thank you to everyone who has always supported, prayed for and encouraged me.
May God be glorified,” she said.
Fellow countryman Canaan Nyathi missed the Best Gospel DVD award for his offering Another Level Of Grace Upon Grace, as it was won by Tshwane Gospel
Choir for The Promised Revival.
However, he is still on the mix as he is nominated for Best Gospel Artiste alongside Ayanda Ntanzi and Takie Ndou, where the winner will be announced on 20 November along with other remaining categories.
“As the world gospel powerhouse, we are elated to have reached this milestone and we thank God for carrying us thus far.
“Through the Crown Gospel Music Awards, we have not only been able to celebrate artistes but we created a platform were musicians can be recognised for their God given talent,” said the awards founder and executive producer Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule.
WINNERS AT THE SABCCGA SO FAR:
Best Gospel Itende- Indumiso Yetende – ‘Angingedwa’
Best Gospel Album- The Great Revival – Takie Ndou
Best Gospel Classic of All Time- Tebs David – Faithful
Best Worship Song- ‘Sithi Bayede’ – Xolisa Kwinana
Best Gospel Praise Song- ‘Papa God Of Miracles’ – Sbu Banda
Best Gospel Acappella- ‘Kusuk ‘Emandulo’ – Abakhethwa Gospel Singers
Best Gospel Clap And Tap- ‘Le Morena’ – Tshidi Chauke Lekunutung
Best Gospel Jazz Song- ‘Akukho Okunye’ – Bra Bushi
Best Gospel Rap Song- ‘Uyinkosi’ – Melisa Sibaya
Best Engineer- Job Thako (Takie Ndou) Ngiyavuma
Best Gospel Songwriter- Takie Ndou – ‘Who Am I’
Best of Africa Gospel- ‘Many Blessings’ – Janet Manyowa (Zimbabwe)
Best Gospel Collaboration- ‘Jesu Nguwe’ – Ian Calf ft. Thinah Zungu
Best Contemporary Gospel Song- ‘Jesus The Centre’ – Shaun P
Best Traditional Gospel- ‘Lentswe’ – Gofrey Mahlangu
Best Gospel Music Video- ‘Vuka Ukhanye’ – Crystal Tryon
Best Gospel DVD- The Promised Revival – Tshwane Gospel Choir
Best Newcomer- Xolly Mncwango – ‘Healing Power’
Best Community Outreach – Artist/Group- Di Bruin Gospel Project
Best Gospel Group- Umlazi Gospel Choir
Best Female Gospel Artist- Thobekile
Best Gospel Male Artist- Ayanda Ntanzi
Voting lines remain open in the following categories:
Best Gospel Artist
Ayanda Ntanzi (Crown 17)
Takie Ndou (Crown 18)
Cannan Nyathi (Crown 19)
Fellowship Of God Ministries – Surely Goodness And Mercy (Crown 1)
The Holly Nazareth Ekukhanyeni – Silifundiwe Izwi (Crown 2)
Abahlabeleli Bakamoya – Nikelani Imizimba (Crown 3)
Abadumisi Bevangeli – Aphakama Amazulu (Crown 4)
Best Gospel Song
‘Healing Power’ – Xolly Mcwango (Crown 13)
‘Nawe Ungamthatha’ – Ps Sebe Nzuza (Crown 14)
‘Basuka’ – Ayanda Ntanzi (Crown 15)
‘Wena Nkosi Uyazi’ – Jumbo (Crown 16)
Best Community Radio Gospel Show
Nqubeko FM (Iyahamba Lenqola) – Njabulo Mpungose (Crown 5)
Voice Of Hope FM (Morning Glory Breakfast Show) – Tumelo Nkuna
Madibeng FM (Bokamoso Show) – Sabata Maleleka (Crown 7)
Thetha FM (Lesolo La Jehovah) – Lefa Phetha (Crown 8)
Nongoma FM (Inqola Ka Bhombela) – Nqubeko Ndlela (Crown 9)
Zibonele FM (Kuyenzeka Radio Show) – Abraham Shiyani (Crown 10)
Best Commercial/PBS Radio Gospel Show
Motsweding FM Rorisang Crown 11 – Brown Mosiapoa (Crown 11)
Ukhozi FM Ulibo Lokuqala Crown 12 – Phindy P (Crown 12)