The DSTV and Mzansi Magic Viewers Choice Awards are back again to acknowledge and honour some of the most talented personalities who exude excellence and innovation in the entertainment industry, across eleven categories. This year two of Kaya 959’s presenters – Kgomotso Matsunyane and Skhumba Hlope – have made it onto the prestigious list of nominations.
As a first time nominee in the Favourite Radio Personality category, Kgomotso is a seasoned broadcaster who has hosted several seminal shows on radio and television in South Africa and is an accomplished documentary director and producer. With a very diverse professional career Kgomotso is also the former editor of Oprah Magazine (South Africa) and has worked as the first Channel Director at BET Africa. She is the co-host of UNCAPTURED, Kaya 959’s award-winning afternoon drive show. “I’m in good company in this category, so it feels good to be nominated with other radio heavy weights who have such huge followings on national platforms, “ expressed Matsunyane on her.
To vote for Kgomotso Matsunyane SMS 5B to 39210 (R1,50 per sms) or DIAL *120*33033# or vote via the DSTV app.
To vote for Skumba Hlope SMS 3D to 39210 (R1,50 per sms) or DIAL *120*33033# or vote via the DSTV app.
Voting will close on Saturday 29th February 2020 at 22:00 (CAT).
Skhumba Hlope makes his return to the Favourite Comedian category, an award which he won previously. As one of South Africa’s most discerning comedians, Afropolitans will now the multiple-award-winning comedian as the co-host of Kaya 959’s Good Friday. On the small screen, he has grown his audience with his comedic reality show Trippin with Skhumba. Last year his live stand-up show,#IMEANBIZNISS, sold out and his critically acclaimed Big Banger comedy commences in February.
“ This is my third time being nominated for this award and having won it before, it makes me feel good that people see my work. Everyone in this category is a close friend of mine, so I will be happy regardless of who takes the award home,” he expressed.
The awards ceremony will broadcast live on Saturday 14 March 2020 from the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.
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NOTES TO EDITORS: about Kaya 959 95.9
Kaya 959 95.9 reflects the lives of the predominantly black, urban listener between the ages 25-49 living in Gauteng. The station broadcasts both music and talk. Kaya 959 95.9 broadcasts in English on the FM frequency signal 95(Dot)9, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The current listenership stands at 577 000 per average day and 762 000 per average 7 days. The music format offers a diverse soulful mix of adult contemporary music to smoother sounds like R&B, World Music, Soul and Jazz. The station was recently named Station of the Year 2018 at the Liberty Radio Awards.