Sunday, August 27, 2017
Thembisa Mdoda wins Ultimate Viewers' Choice award at Mzansi Magic's inaugural DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards 2017; full list of winners.
Outgoing Our Perfect Wedding presenter Thembisa Mdoda on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) won the Ultimate Viewers' Choice award on Saturday night after she earlier also won the Favourite Presenter category at the inaugural and first DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards 2017 that was broadcast live on the channel.
Over 1 million votes were cast for 50 nominees in 10 categories, as South Africans voted for the various categories, with Bonang Matheba, brilliant as host, who held sway at the Sandton Convention Centre from where SuperSport's outside broadcast unit helped with the live broadcast on the channel carried on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform.
TV executives and producers, on-air talent, publicists, government officials, fashionistas, musicians, sport stars, comedians and the media turned up for the first DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards 2017.
The legendary jazz musician, Hugh Masekela, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award handed to him by M-Net CEO, Yolisa Phahle.
Community worker Anna Dithane was awarded the life changer category winner.
Musical acts and stars who performed live at the DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards 2017 included Lady Zamar, Zodwa Wabantu, Thandiswa Mazwai, Lebo Sekgobela and Gqom, along with DJ Cleo, Winnie Khumalo, Busiswa, Cassper Nyovest and Tshedi Mholi as a special surprise guest.
SONG OF THE YEAR: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte
TV PRESENTER: Thembisa Mdods
RISING STAR: Sjava
RADIO PERSONALITY: B2Cada
ACTOR: Themba Ndaba
ACTRESS: Vatiswa Ndara
MUSIC ARTIST/GROUP: Kwesta
DJ: Black Coffee
SPORT PERSONALITY: Caster Semenya
ULTIMATE VIEWERS' CHOICE: Thembisa Mdoda