Tyla leads the Basadi in Music Awards 2024 Nominations

International Music Sensation, Tyla

“We’re proud to welcome phenomenal artists from Ghana, The Kingdom of Eswatini and Namibia to the BIMA family”. 

Basadi in Music Awards (BIMA) 2024 nominees have been revealed, sparking a wave of excitement and anticipation in the music industry.

BIMA returns for its third year, unwavering in its mission to honour the women who are the driving force behind the music. From the powerhouse vocals that grace the stage to the creative minds crafting the hits, BIMA celebrates singers, rappers, DJs, composers, producers, writers and creatives.

The virtual nominees’ announcement was hosted by Big Brother Titan’s dazzling Ipeleng Selepe. The event also featured a captivating performance by the talented Wanda Baloyi, Makhanj and the high-energy set of resident DJ Mmatsheko Mosito.

This year, BIMA takes a monumental step forward by welcoming African queens from Ghana, The Kingdom of Eswatini and Namibia. This expansion reinforces the awards’ commitment to celebrating the power of women in music and entertainment across the continent.

The race is wide open, but leading the pack is the powerhouse artist with five nominations: international superstar Tyla, nominated for Pop Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Styled Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Following closely is DJ Zinhle with four nods for Collaboration of the Year for Thula with Cici and Mdali with Basetsana, DJ of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. Tied with DJ Zinhle is Lwah Ndlunkulu, who is nominated for Afro Pop Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Additionally, the electrifying Kamo Mphela is nominated for Amapiano Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for Dali featuring Khalil Harrison, Tyler ICU, and Baby S.O.N, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year. Closing the four nods league is Cici who is nominated for Collaboration of the year for Thula with DJ Zinhle, Dance Artist of the year, Songwriter of the Year and Music Video of the year for Thula with DJ Zinhle. Makhadzi is not far behind, with nominations for Songwriter of the Year, Dance Artist of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

The public can vote:

  1. For South Africa Only- by sending the category code and name of their favourite nominee to 49960, for example (Afropop Brenda). You can vote as many times as you would like. SMS costs R2, and free SMSes do not apply. Terms and conditions apply.
  2. By purchasing voting bundles from www.basadiinmusicawards.co.za at a minimum of R20 (ZAR) which give you ten (10) valid votes per nominee.

Secure your Early Bird tickets for just R500 before 1 July 2024 and R750 thereafter.

“This year’s theme, ‘Girl in the Mirror – Our Re.Flexion’ is all about celebrating the power and diversity of women in music and that diversity extends beyond borders. We’re proud to welcome phenomenal artists from Ghana, The Kingdom of Eswatini and Namibia to the BIMA family. It’s a true celebration of African female artistry on a continental scale. Don’t miss out on being a part of this historic night! BIMA 2024 tickets are on sale now. Secure your Early Bird discount and join us for an unforgettable evening honouring these talented women on 10 August 2024 at the iconic Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre.”, said Basadi in Music Awards CEO Hloni Modise-Matau.

Complete List of Voted for Nominees

Sofnfree AfroPop Artist of the year

  1. Ikhona                                                 Andina Nto
  2. Kelly Khumalo                         Emaweni
  3. Lwah Ndlunkulu                                 Eyami
  4. Naledi Aphiwe                         Ngiyabonga
  5. Zamo (Kingdom of Eswatini) Lendlela

Jazz Artist of the Year

  1. AusTebza                                Mmangwane
  2. Bokang Ramatlapeng             The Waters
  3. Qaqamba Ntshinka                Zizinja
  4. Salphina Kadiaka                    Tompie
  5. Thandi Ntuli                            Nomayoyo (Ingoma ka Mkhulu)

DJ of the Year

  1. PRULUV          
  2. DJ Tshupi       
  3. DJ Zinhle        
  4. Happygal       
  5. Kmat Dj          

Pop Artist Of the year           

  1. Filah Lah lah                Past Myself
  2. Namakau Star             Every Day
  3. Pixie Whip                  Feel it
  4. Shekhinah                   Risk featuring Moliy
  5. TYLA                            Water

Traditional Artist of the year            

  1. Buhlebendalo             Ilembe
  2. Esther Mphahlele       Moratiwa
  3. Jessica Mbangeni       Latshonilaga
  4. NTUNJA                       Buya
  5. Pleasure Tsamanyalo Makoti Take 5

Entertainment Journalist of the year           

  1. Kaunda Selisho           News24
  2. Keitumetse Maako     News24
  3. Mbalenhle Zuma        Sunday world
  4. Oluthando Keteyi       Independent Media
  5. Qhama Dayile             Zimoja

Songwriter of the Year          

  1. Brenda Mtambo                     Bhaluyacima
  2. Buhlebendalo                         Ilembe
  3. Cici                                          Mjolo
  4. Londiwe Kamasondo Cele      Ukhona La
  5. Makhadzi                                Mapara

Entertainment TV Producer of the Year                  

  1. Anele Mdoda                          The masked singer
  2. Noni Khumalo                         Trendz Live
  3. Swazi Dlamini                         Church girls who rock
  4. Thapelo Mowela                    Morning live
  5. Theresa Wilson                       The sauce

Collaboration of the Year     

  1. DJ Pruluv and Boohle                                                 Ngeke
  2. DJ Zinhle and basetsana                                             Mdali
  3. DJ Zinhle and Cici                                                        Thula
  4. Fezeka Dlamini Nomfundo Moh and Naledi              Uyangijabulisa

Entertainment Radio Producer of the Year 

  1. Lettie Dube                 The Royal Playground -Radio 2000
  2. Masego Tlhakanye      5FM Weekend breakfast
  3. Miss Dimples               The Cruise Connection – KCA Radio
  4. Nelza Buda                  Sibuya Nawe Express Lane – Ikwekwezi FM
  5. Noni Khumalo             The Lunch League – YFM

Reggae Artist of the Year      

  1. Dimahr                        Ramasedi
  2. Reign Afrika                Hush
  3. Sanki Fayauman         Sthandwa Sami
  4. Undefynd                    Bill pile op
  5. Zama Sunshine           Give Me You

Best Styled Artist of the Year

  1. Thembi Seete 
  2. Kelly Khumalo
  3. Nhlanhla Mafu          
  4. Tyla    

Dance Artist of the Year        

  1. Cici                              Mjolo
  2. Delta The Leo              Phefumula
  3. Lady Zamar                 Castles
  4. Makhadzi                    Mapara
  5. Sefa (Ghana)               Vibration

Hiphop Artist of the year      

  1. Dope Saint Jude          Why Not
  2. Dyna Steez                  Nomalanga
  3. Faith K             Qosh
  4. Fifi Cooper                  Running
  5. Nadia Nakai                Never Leave

Music Video of the year        

  1. DJ Zinhle and CICI       Thula
  2. Kamo Mphela             Dali featuring Khalil Harrison & Tyler ICU, Baby S.O.N
  3. Kelly Khumalo Emaweni
  4. Lwah Ndlunkulu         Ngiyathandaza
  5. Tyla                             Water

Entertainment Radio Presenter of the year

  1. Catherine Mahamo                The Opulant life Oppulance Radio
  2. Lebo Maoela                           Rea Thella 3-6 Lesedi FM
  3. Lethabo Lejoy Mathatho        Monate Breakfast Show Thobela FM
  4. Mpumi Mlambo                     The Encore Metro FM
  5. Mroza Buthelezi                     Vuka Afrika Breakfast show Ukhozi FM

Amapiano Artist of the year

  1. Bassie                                     Izenzo with Amos
  2. Kamo Mphela                         Dali featuring Khalil Harrison & Tyler ICU, Baby S.O.N
  3. Mawhoo                                 Ngilimele featuring Deep Sen, KingTalkzin, Mthuzi
  4. Nkosazana Daughter              Amaphutha featuring Murumba Pitch
  5. Zee Nxumalo                          Thula Mabota with Pabi Cooper ,031CHOPPA Featuring Shakes and Les   

Newcomer of the year          

  1. DJ Tshegu,                   Mzokwana with Focalistic featuring Sims and Noreng   
  2. MeloBeGreat             Naledi
  3. Nano Mothibi             Bazobuya
  4. Nontokozo Mkhize     Moyongcwele
  5. Peekay Gavu               Zahlanzwa

Music TV Show Presenter of the year          

  1. Candice Modiselle                  Beatz and Rhymes Season 1 BET Africa
  2. Robyn Nakaambo (Namibia)  WhataLifestyle NBC
  3. Nomalanga Shozi                    The Sauce SABC 1
  4. Bontle Modiselle                    Clash of the Choirs Mzansi Magic
  5. Shamiso Mosaka                    Newsish MTV Base

Song of the year        

  1. Dali                  Kamo Mphela featuring Khalil Harrison Tyler ICU & Baby S.O.N           
  2. Eyami              Lwah Ndlunkulu
  3. Izenzo             Bassie, Aymos
  4. Ngiyabonga     Naledi Aphiwe
  5. Water              Tyla    

Artist Of The year                  

  1. Kamo Mphela
  2. Lwah Ndlunkulu        
  3. Makhadzi       
  4. Nomcebo Zikode                    
  5. Tyla    

Gospel Artist of the year      

  1. Londiwe Ka Masondo Cele                 Ukhona La
  2. Nomandla Sandra                               Egameni
  3. Snezeiy                                                Izulu (Live)
  4. Xolly Mncwango                     Umuhle baba (Live at Cedawoods of Sandton, 2023)
  5. Zaza Mokhethi             Shabach shofar Chronicles