The first ever #DSTVMVCA set an excellent tone

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By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:43 AM

The first ever #DSTVMVCA

Local awards shows have been marred by technical faults and controversy over the years but Saturday's first ever DSTV Mzansi Viewer's Choice Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre helped set a different tone. 

The excellent stage design and sound set-up were shown off when #DSTVMVCA song of the year winners Lady Zamar and Prince Kaybee

took to the stage to kick things off after the night's host, Bonang Matheba, got festivities underway. 

They were joined on stage by social media dance maven Zodwa Wabantu before the likes of Thandiswa Mazwai, Lion of Judah power voice Lebo Sekgobela and AKA took to stage to perform in between segments. 

In a surprise performance, Malaika's Tshedi Mholo took to the stage alongside Cassper Nyovest to do a throwback Mash-Up of his smash hit, Destiny (which, as you well know is a sample of Mholo's hit by the same name).  

DJ Cleo, Winnie Khumalo and Busiswa closed the night off of in gqom-tacular fashion with a mash-up of their own. 

Legendary jazz maestro, Hugh Masekela thrilled the crowd with a rousing performance before he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award handed to him by M-Net CEO, Yolisa Phahle.

DSTV also took the chance to honor viewers who were working to make a positive change in their communities. Anna Dithane and her son Eugene Dithane each walked off with R50 000 she was named the 1Life Life Changer for uplifting her community with the work she does at part of a community policing forum. Her son won the cash prize for nominating her. 

South Africans made their voices heard as they cast  over 1 million votes for 50 nominees in 10 categories but that brand-new Kia Picanto worth R150 000 and the R100 000 Vodacom World Shopping Experience that were up for grabs probably helped make voting a little easier. Each prize was awarded to a viewer on the night. 

OPW's Thembisa Mdoda was the belle of the ball as she scooped 2 awards on the night, the most out of any category. 

The first ever #DSTVMVCA set an excellent tone
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FULL LIST OF THE DSTV MZANSI VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

SONG OF THE YEAR: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte

FULL LIST OF THE DSTV MZANSI VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD  SONG OF THE YEAR: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte
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TV PRESENTER: Thembisa Mdoda

COMEDIAN: Summary

RISING STAR: Sjava

DSTVMVCA RISING STAR: Sjava
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RADIO PERSONALITY: B2Cada

ACTOR: Themba Ndaba

ACTRESS: Vatiswa Ndara

MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Kwesta

DJ: Black Coffee

SPORTS PERSONALITY: Caster Semenya

ULTIMATE VIEWERS’ CHOICE: Thembisa Mdoda

Main image credit: twitter.com / @anelemdoda