Crown Gospel Awards 2019: All the winners
Nkosenhle Sibisi & Nomfundo Khumalo
It was a night full glitz and glamour at the 12th annual SABC Crown Gospel Music awards. The much anticipated ceremony took place at the iconic Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Sunday evening.
These awards are the biggest event in the South African gospel calendar, and they are aimed awarding excellence in the South African gospel.
This year’s ceremony was hosted by Pearl Modiadie and Khaya Mthethwa. The Crown Gospel Music Awards are hosted every year to celebrate South African artists and recognise their efforts and talents.
Gospel artists also prayed for the gospel icon, Neyi Zimu who is currently in hospital battling with skin cancer. This came after Zimu’s family asked South Africans to pray for Zimu.
This year awards ceremony highlighted gender based violence against women and children, calling for an end.
Here’s a full list of 2019 winners:
- Best Artist of the Year- Chumani Ngojo
- Best Gospel Song of the Year- Engipha amandla okunqoba
- Best collaboration gospel song- You are so great Chumani Ngojo ft Mda
- Best male Gospel artist -Takie Ndou
- Best Gospel DVD- Spirits of praise
- Best Gospel Female artist – Hlengiwe Mhlaba
- Best classic of all times- Imvuselelo yase Natali
- Best contemporary song -‘We Seek You’ – Infinite Generation
- Best of Africa Gospel- High Praise Assemblies – International Songs of Glory (eSwatini)
- Best Gospel group- Spirit of Praise – ‘Spirit of Praise 7’
- Best Gospel Album- Amen – Gospel Goes Classical
- Best gospel songwriter- Chumani Ngojo – ‘No More Pain’
- Best Gospel iTende- ‘Yamkela Indumiso’ – Lady Bishop Zulu
- Best Newcomer- Puleng March
- Best Gospel Jazz Song- ‘Diary of an Author 1’ – Israel Mkhize
- Best Amazion (Solo/Group)- Ngoligcina Izwi’ – Faith In Christ
- Best Streamed Gospel Song- Yesu Wena unguMhlogo ‘ – Joyous Celebrations
- Honourary award – Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng