#DStvMVCA kicks off local awards calendar in style


The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards rocked The Dome in Johannesburg on 14 March 2020.

It was the perfect party to kick off the local awards calendar.

The 3rd annual DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards was jam-packed with outstanding performances, spectacular fashion and a natural blend of new-school meets legend.

Hosted by Mzansi’s very own style superstar Minnie Dlamini-Jones, the #DStvMVCA was a party right from the start as Amapiano kings like Semi TeeKammu Dee & Miano took us back to December with smash hit Labantwana Ama Uber. The Supa Mega himself AKA lit up the stage with a medley of his greatest hits, including The World is Yours and Fela in Versace, while house music superstars DJ Zinhle, Master KG and Makhadzi kept the crowd dancing throughout the evening with performances of their biggest songs of 2019.

1life Legend Award winner Lebo M performed the iconic Circle of Life, best-known as the opening song to the Academy-Award animated classic movie, The Lion King (catch the premiere of the 2019 remake on M-Net 101, Sunday 29 March at 20:00).

Following a moving tribute to her late brother Khosini Dlamini, Minnie introduced South African icons Joyous Celebration, before the likes of Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Sipho ‘Hotsticks’ Mabuse showed us why they are some of Mzansi’s most-loved music stalwarts.


When it came to the winners, the highlight of the night was Warren Masemola (The Republic), who had the crowd in stitches with his hilarious onstage antics. Kabza De Small’s two wins brought The Dome down as the crowd offered him standing ovations in celebration his achievements.


But it was Sindi Kholisi who received arguably the biggest celebration on the night, with the crowd chanting her name as she rose to accept her Favourite Actress Award. She may have won for her standout role as Lindiwe in The River, but she showed us she has singing chops too, as she performed acapella during her acceptance speech.

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All the looks

An award show is all about the fashion - and at the 2020 #DStvMVCA, Mzansi’s favourite reality stars came prepared to serve!

Newlyweds Somizi and Mohale graced us with ensembles worthy of their own award, reality stars Mo and Mome dazzled in matching emerald-themed outfits, and Boity Thulo owned her throne in a stunning white gown. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg’s Christall and Tarina also represented in stunning looks.


Not to be outdone, industry favourites like DJ Zinhle and Ayanda Thabethe showed us why they are Mzansi’s leading ladies with knockout looks. #DStvMVCA red carpet host Pearl Modiadie also showed up and showed out in a dazzling dress, Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Olivier glided across the venue a gorgeous gown, while Minnie Dlamini-Jones gave us numerous looks that will go down as some of her best yet!


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To view all the looks, visit DStv’s Twitter page here.