Meet The Nominees For VN Global Awards 2022

The awards are scheduled to take place on 15 December in Cape Town

By  | Dec 08, 2022, 02:33 PM  | Top of the

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It's that time of year again when Mzansi's movers and shakers of showbiz descend on the Mother City, put their best fashion foot forward, and show up at the VN Global Media and Entertainment Awards.

In 2021, we were introduced to the very first edition of the awards, and since their inception, they have become a big hit among fans and celebrities. The awards continue to grow in leaps and bounds.

There is no doubt that they are a breath of fresh air in the industry with the hottest categories aimed at honoring hardworking individuals in media and entertainment.

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According to the organizers, the Royal Glamour-themed event will take place on the 15th of December 2022 at the Cape Lodge Hotel in Cape Town from 7 pm.

The VN Global Media and Entertainment Awards are a celebration of Global stars in the Media & Entertainment industry. The awards ceremony helps support, recognize, and award stars for their talent and the hard work that they are putting into ensuring that the industry is growing in a global capacity.

This year the awards have an interesting lineup of nominees from South Africa, Nigeria, and the USA. Within the following categories: Actress, Actor, Presenter, Radio DJ, Female Artist, Male Artist, Podcast, Influencer, Rising Star, and Filmmaker. 

The nominees include Netflix'S stars Rosemary Zimu, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, and Daniel Etim-Effiong, Etv's Wanda Zuma, Radio DJ's Zanele Potelwa, Caddy, Carl Wastie, Influencers Pamela Mtanga, Sabelo Hadebe, Khanyisa Unfiltered, and Xola Toto, Vusi Africa, Sabelo Mgidi and many more.

According to the founder of awards Vuyo Joboda, attendees can look forward to a fun night of glitz and glamour: "You can expect a night of spectacular celebration. We have an incredible list of talented nominees that we will be honoring from South Africa, USA, Canada, and Nigeria. We are planning on creating an experience not just for the nominees but also everyone in attendance. A night of glitz and glamour with our theme 'Royal Glamour," says Vuyo Joboda.

She adds "Last year was our first year and we were truly honored to have begun the journey. This year we are going bigger and better. We have special guests coming from the USA as well as a special announcement about the year 2023 for the VN Global Awards that we will be announcing on the night of the awards. All I can say is we are Going Global," she says.

Channel O's iRequest host Kuhle Adams who bagged a nod for Presenter of The Year says she is thrilled by the nomination. "I'm elated to be nominated in the Presenter of The Year category alongside great presenters, some of which I have worked with - the likes of Thabiso Makhubela and Snalo Jonas - I've always admired them. It means a lot to receive the nod amongst my peers because it recognizes the effort and work that goes behind the talent," says. Kuhle Adams. According to Kuhle, this nomination is a testament to her hard work since beginning her professional career.

Afternoon Expresso on SABC3 presenter Thabiso Makhubela, who is also nominated for Presenter of The Year says the awards are refreshing because they are led by a pioneering youthful spirit.

"This year has been a very interesting one for all of us transitioning from the gloom of Covid-19. As a presenter, I have enjoyed being able to shine the spotlight on the people and stories that matter to our people most. Highlighting optimism when it seemed dim. This nomination is an absolute honor and recognition of those efforts. The VN awards are special because of their independence. They’re led with a pioneering youthful spirit. So refreshing," says Thabiso Makhubela.

Sabelo Hadebe who has been making big moves this year as a digital content creator, has scored a nomination for Influencer of The Year. "I’m so excited about being nominated for the VN awards, to be honest, I was shocked at first but then I realized how much I have worked so hard this year. The support and the votes I have seen so far make me realize how blessed I am to have such an engaged audience, my people really support me. But lastly to be nominated on its own means so much and it means I’m doing something right .whether we win or not, being nominated is a win on its own," he says.

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