Lamiez Holworthy Honours Mom after Big Win at BASADI in Music Awards #BIMA 2022


The star took to Instagram to pen down appreciation letter to her mother after winning two BIMA awards. Holworthy walked away with the DJ of the Year and Music TV Presenter of the Year accolades.

Holworthy stated that it took her 12 years to build her brand and she owes her mom the two awards for always being by her side, believing in her. Lamiez is grateful to her mother for all the sacrifices.

“It took me 12 years… 12 whole years to build my brand. 12 years that weren’t always the easiest and the truth is, I owe both awards to my mother. My mom who believed in me when this was all just a dream, who took money meant to pay the electricity bill and bought me headphones when I just started out (this meant that my family had to sit in the dark a little longer).”

“My mom who drove me to gigs with my late dad in a SECURITY VAN because we didn’t have another car at home at the time. My mom who would spend her last on printing and wearing T-shirts with my name and Logo on it because she believed in me that much. My mom who’s been my manager since day 1”, she captioned the post.

She also dedicated the nods to her many adoring fans and followers for all the support over the years.

“I also owe both awards to each and every loyal supporter who used their time and hard earned money to vote for me. This win is OURS. This win is for every little girl with just a dream- see whilst it looks easy on social media, it’s far from it but when you work hard, absolutely no one can take it away from you-Your time will come. YOUR TIME IS NEAR.”

“As for me? My name is Lamiez Holworthy and I’m just a girl from Pretoria who refused to give up’, she concluded.

Lamiez Holworthy and Lerato Kganyago were the biggest winners with two awards. Kganyago received the coveted Entertainment Radio Presenter of the Year gong and Mosadi in Business Achievement award.

The SAMPRA Amapiano Artist of the Year Award went to Boohle, while the Kaya FM 959 Afropop Artist of the Year gong was awarded to Phumla Music. Lizwi and Zodwa Mabena scooped the Sofnfree Dance Artist of the Year and AC Wines Jazz Artist of the Year awards, respectively. Skye Wanda clinched the SAMRO Songwriter of the Year award, while Amanda Maliba and Prudence Mathebula took home the Entertainment Journalist of the Year and Radio Producer of the Year awards.

Luminaries Abigail Kubeka and Yvonne Chaka Chaka were presented with Lifetime Achievement awards in honour of their contribution to the music industry. 

Congratulations to all the winners.

By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku