Crown Gospel Music Awards 2023 – Full List of Winners

By Staff Writer    27-Nov-2023 20:31 UTC+02:00

The stage for the 16th Crown Gospel Music Awards which took place at FNB Stadium on Sunday, 26 November 2023. Image:

The 16th Crown Gospel Music Awards have come and gone. This year, the awards, which have always been held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban, took place at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg on the night of 26 November 2023.

The biggest winners of the night were Jumbo Nyangiwe and Swazi Dlamini, who walked away with two awards each. Jumbo took home the Best Gospel Male Artist and Best Gospel Song awards while Swazi emerged as the winner under the Best Gospel Jazz Song and Best Gospel Collaboration categories. Below is the full list of winners:

CategoryArtist and Song/Album
Best Gospel Jazz SongSwazi Dlamini — Holy Ghost Outpouring
Best Gospel AcapellaYithi Laba Gospel Singers — Thandaza
Best Gospel RapVovee and LG — Praying For Africa
Best Community OutreachLetia Mawelane
Best Community Radio StationImbokodo FM — Sizwe Manqele
Best Gospel TV ShowUmthombo — Soweto TV
Best Gospel Producer AlbumKhaya Mthethwa for 3C Live album Communion With The King
Best Gospel NewcomerSibusiso Nzima
Soso Maholwane
Clap and TapSpiritual Gospel Choir
Best AmazioniJehovah Praise Mass Choir
Best Gospel ItendeLondiwe Sphe Nxumalo — Uphakeme kakhulu
Best Gospel VideoKing D Music
Best Gospel CollaborationSwazi featuring Putuma Tiso
Best Gospel Live RecordingGershom Ntimane Group
Best Gospel GroupThembisa Gospel Group
Best Gospel Worship SongSong of Breakthrough by Colleen Maluleke
Best of Africa Gospel ArtistTsepo Lesola
Best Traditional Gospel SongEthembeni Bambelela by Butho Vuthela
Best Gospel Song WriterDumi Mkokstad for Vumbelimnandi
Classic of All TimeXihanya Nomu by Joseph Tshawane
Best Contemporary Gospel SongMost Holy One by Mnqobi Nxumalo
Best Gospel Praise SongMakabongwe by Tebs David
Best Gospel Female ArtistSindi Ntombela
Best Gospel Male ArtistJumbo
Best Gospel AlbumCommunion With The King by 3C Live
Best Gospel ArtistCanaan Nyathi
Best Gospel SongMakabongwe uJesu by Jumbo

The gospel group Masibuyele kuJehovah received the Lifetime Achievement Award for their 35-year contribution to the gospel music industry.

The awards are set to be broadcast on Sunday, 03 December at 19:30 on SABC 2.

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