Since its inception 11 years ago, the Crown Gospel Awards has become the African continent’s premier gospel music awards ceremony.
Founded by Zanele Mbokazi’s World Gospel Powerhouse, the awards have grown to become a major event on the entertainment calendar, celebrating some of the best voices in the music industry.
It came at a time when many were not giving gospel music, which is the best selling genre in South Africa, its due in the entertainment industry. Sure, legends like Rebecca Malope, Benjamin Dube, the late Vuyo Mokoena and Joyous Celebration were being celebrated, but other gospel artists were not being given the platform that they deserved.
On Sunday 25 November the Gospel star Dumi Mkokstad came out victorious after winning the biggest award of the night.
Dumi’s hit track Ulwandle won him Best Gospel Song of the year at the 2018 crown gospel awards with over a million votes.
Babo Ngcobo also managed to scoop himself Best Artist and a four-state tour to America.
Best Male Gospel Artist went Sipho Ngwenya, while Swazi Dlamini won the Best Female Artist awards.
Ayanda Ncwanes gospel group Abathandwa were a clear fan favourite and walker away with the most Downloaded song and best Gospel Music Video.