The Crown Awards are an initiative of the World Gospel Powerhouse. Launched in 2007, the first edition of the Crown Gospel Music Awards was held in August 2008.


These Awards are one of the many exciting programmes of the World Gospel Powerhouse and are a platform for saluting, celebrating and rewarding excellence within the Gospel Music Industry in South Africa and beyond.


CGMA have grown in the past12 years and it has continued to make a great contribution in the growth of the Gospel Music Industry. The SABC has been our official Television Broadcaster for the past 12 Years. Both SABC 1 & SABC2 have broadcast the Crowns Live in the past years.


The Crown Awards have attracted the interest of Gospel Artists outside South Africa through the category ‘Best of Africa’ and also through the igniting performance by Artists from the continent.


“A marvelous showcase of the music that binds the nation together. I will be here next year, and the year after and the year after. I would also like to challenge the organisers to take the build-up events to all 9 provinces, so that this evening will become a culmination”

Former, SA President J. Z. Zuma

“A beautiful show of world standard, the organisation, the ambiance, the mood, the spirit, …..everything! It was all professionally done and it put KZN on the map!!!”

Dr Zweli Mkhize, Former Premier, KZN Province who is now a National Minister of Health

“Outstanding event, professional execution and brilliant production. It is amazing that in just 3 years, the event has reached a level that took other Awards ceremonies 15 years to reach”

Mbongeni Ngema, KZN Music House

“This is testimony to the fact that the stone that was rejected by the builders, has become a cornerstone! Thank you to the World Gospel Powerhouse, at last, Gospel music is taking its rightful place and thank you KZN government for staging such a world class show”

Crown Gospel Music Awards