GQ’s Men of The Year Awards are Here!

They are bigger than ever

By  | Dec 03, 2022, 05:16 AM  | Unathi Nkayi  | Top of the

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Widely known as the MOTY Awards, the coveted is set. to take place on the 10th of December in Sandton.  
GQ South Africa will recognise the most inspirational and influential men and women shaping our cultural landscape.

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The list of nominees includes innovators, humanitarians, designers, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.
“2022 has been an exceptional year, filled with many significant culturally shifting moments and many individuals who have been both inspirational and excellent in their fields,” says Editor-in-Chief of G.Q. South Africa, Molife Kumona.
“It's always a great pleasure to celebrate these individuals at M.O.T.Y. for the past three, now going on four, years. We’ve had hard hitters in the past, and this year is no exception,” he adds.
GQ's Men of the Year Awards 2022 categories include:
  1. Entertainer of the Year
  2. Musician of the Year
  3. Humanitarian of the Year
  4. Editor’s Special Tribute 
  5. The Game Changer of the Year 
  6. Designer of the Year 
  7. The Industry Icon of the Year
  8. Woman of the Year
  9. Sportsperson of the Year
  10. The Standard Bank Business Leader of the Year Award
  11. People’s Choice Award
  12. The Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award
Five individuals are nominated for the People’s Choice Award – Stormers Rugby Player Sacha Mngomezulu, musician Langa Mavuso, actor Kwenzokuhle Ngcobo, actor Lindah Majola, and illustrator Russell Abrahams.  You, our readers, will choose the winner in a public vote opening this week. 
Khomotso Ledwaba, Marketing Manager of one of the sponsors echoes, “This year will mark the fourth year of our partnership with GQ South Africa and the GQ Men of the Year Awards. For over 250 years, Hennessy has celebrated individuals with true stopping power, the pioneers, the movers, the shakers, and the change-makers who embrace the genesis of Never Stop. Never Settle.
“We are honoured to partner with GQ to present the Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award once again - an award that celebrates and honours courageous South Africans who push the boundaries of their own success, stand for their convictions and epitomise excellence. In 2019, the award was presented to John Kani, followed by Kaizer Motaung in 2020. Last year,  the award was presented to celebrated musician, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse. All three are local legends who have left an indelible mark in their respective industries over the last five decades,” says Ledwaba.
Kumona adds, “It's the 4th year we have Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège as our headline sponsor, our values have continued to align throughout the years of hosting M.O.T.Y., and we are very excited to be once again celebrating these esteemed and outstanding individuals with Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège.”
Radio DJ Unathi Nkayi and Donovan Goliath have been announced as hosts for the award ceremony. She says she feels honoured.
“It is with the greatest privilege that I get to honour the men and women who have showed up for themselves, eachother and us as a nation as host of this year’s @gqsouthafrica Man Of The Year awards alongside @donovangoliath Goodluck to all the nominees. I’ll see you on the 10th♥️ CAMAGU.”

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