14 OCTOBER 2023
Yesterday, the nominees for the 16th Crown Gospel Music Awards were officially announced in a glittering all white party in Sandton. More than 300 Gospel artists, producers and media, all clad in white garments, gathered to witness this unique moment. It was for the first time that this event was held in Gauteng. “This was one of the best events we have ever organized. The event was unique in that we killed two birds with one stone. It covered the first Gospel Dreams Gauteng Gospel talent search grand finale and the Crown Awards 2023 nominations”. Said Nonjabulo Mdluli, Events manager at Mirror PR & events.
According to Ms. Zanele Mbokazi, the executive producer of the Crowns “Tebs David, 3C live, Jumbo, Dumi Mkokstad, Sbu Noah, Omega, Butho Vuthela, Canaan Nyati are amongst the artists who are nominated in big categories. I am excited with the new faces that have made it to the nominees list, a demonstration that the industry is growing. The competition in the big 2 categories, Best Gospel artist and Best Gospel song is fierce, and we urge fans to vote”
The best Gospel artist category has Omega Kenou, Andile Majola, Canaan Nyathi, Jumbo Nyangiwe, Tebs David. The best Gospel song category has Tebs David with Makabongwe, Butho Vuthela with Ethembeni Bambelela, Ntokozo Ngongoma with Izindlela Zakhe, Nathi Sithole with Baba Mlondolozi, Jumbo Nyangiwe with Makabongwe Ujesu.
Voting for these categories will only start on Monday, 16th of October at 17h00.
The Nominees party was an All White party, attended by the MEC of sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Ms Morakane Mosupyoe. “As Gauteng, we are honored to host the Crowns. I am blown away by the level of excellence displayed here and the talent that has been on stage. As Gauteng, we would really love to keep the Crowns for another 7 years”.
Other celebrities spotted include Winnie Ntshaba, Sophie Ndaba, Mcdonald Ndou from Muvhango and others.
The Crown Gospel Music Awards will be held in FNB Stadium, in a beautiful 10 000 seater Dome marquee on the 26th of November 2023. Tickets are already available at TicketPro and Spar Supermarkets.
THE FULL NOMINEES LIST IS ATTACHED – PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED AN INTERVIEW WITH ANY OF THE NOMINATED ARTISTS
Issued by Larry Mhlanga, Mirror PR & Events
On behalf of The World Gospel PowerHouse and The Crown Gospel Music Awards