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Cultural and Creative Industry Awards – Nominees for the Best Newcomer Award

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Cultural and Creative Industry Awards – Nominees for the Best Newcomer Award

 

 

A CALL TO THE PUBLIC TO VOTE FOR THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE CATEGORY FOR THE UPCOMING INAUGURAL ALL ENCOMPASSING CREATIVE SECTOR AWARDS

As we edge closer to the upcoming inaugural Cultural and Creative Industry Awards (CCIA’s), “Recognising the brightest stars”, the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture, through the leadership of Minister Zizi Kodwa calls on the public to vote for their best creative in the People’s Choice category. Exactly a week since the official announcement of nominees on the 18th of March in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation; South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and other key partners, the department now turns the spotlight on the People Choice categories. Under these categories, the public can vote for their brightest star in the Best Newcomer Award and Best Online Content Creator Award categories.

1. The nominees for the Best Newcomer Award are:
Tyla – (A recent Grammy award-winning South African artist with a hit song ‘Water’ which broke the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the highest-charting African female solo act of all time)
Lebo Malope – (Hailing from Elandskraal in Limpopo, the young South African model has come a long way from home, walking on international runways for renowned brands such as Louis Vuitton)
Gatsheni – (The Maskandi musician based in KwaZulu Natal has taken the radio waves, TVs, and the country by storm with his household music, reaching the most remote audiences)

Members of the public can participate in the awards by visiting www.cciawards.co.za to vote for their Best Newcomer and Best Online Content Creator. The public has until Friday, the 29th of March 2024 at 23h59 (midnight) to vote for their favorite.

“I am pleased that provision has been made to allow the nation to participate in submitting nominations for the People’s Choice categories. This gives even greater meaning to the Cultural and Creative Industry Awards representing the length and breadth of South Africa. I encourage South Africans to vote and make their voices heard in these historic, all-encompassing awards,” stated Minister Zizi Kodwa.

 

For more information on the overall Awards and nominees’ profile, visit www.cciawards.co.za.

 

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