The inaugural DStv Content Creator Awards 2022 winners were announced at a glitzy ceremony held at The Galleria in Sandton over the weekend.
Some of South Africa’s top content creators and celebrities graced the event, including Melanie Bala, Robot Boii, Lasizwe, Bontle and Candice Modiselle, and Nadia Jaftha.
Others included Donovan Goliath, Kim Jayde, Zanele Potelwa, Banele Ndaba, Chanley Wong, Lasizwe, Roxy Burger, Coconut Kelz, Chad Jones and Tamara Dey.
Halle B Berry and Dezz Lee broadcast the show live via TikTok while comedian Loyiso Madinga hosted. TikTok viewers and over 400 attendants enjoyed energetic performances from the likes of Moghelingz, Khanyisa Jaceni, Robot Boii and Chad Jones.
DStv Content Creator Awards 2022 winners
Nadia Jaftha led the prestigious list of DStv Content Creator Awards 2022 winners, bagging the DStv Content of the Year Award, Comedy Award and Thumb-Stopping Award.
See the full list of winners below:
Content of the Year Award presented by DStv
- Nadia Jaftha
SOL Best Content Creator Award
- Lemii Loco
- Nadia Jaftha
Emerging Kasi Content Creator Award
- Ms Lanii
Kasi Content Creator Award
- Nathan Molefe
Alter Ego Award
- Coconut Kelz
- Nadia Jaftha
- Siv Ngesi (Sanitary Pad Vending Machine)
- Qman & Borrie
How I Shot It Award
- Donovan Goliath
Social Commentary Award
- Slaying Goliath
Podcast of the Year
- Our Love Journey With Mpoomy & Brenden
- Yasien Fredericks
Performance Award (Music/Dance)
- Rudi Smit
Film/Festival/Event Art Award
- Daniel Rheed
Pop Culture Art Award
- Falko Fantastic
Best Brand-owned Platform presented by Meltwater
- Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar
Best Game/App Award presented by INJOZI
- Savanna Cider Launches Gugu
Best Influencer Campaign Award
- My Kreepy Teacher (Retroviral)
- Zinhle Masango
- Phaello Tshabalala
Fashion & Style Award
- Kim Jayde
- Lorna Maseko
- Muzi Sambo Everything Cars
Best Reaction Video presented by DStv Nonto Rubushe
- Nonto Rubushe
Speaking about her win, Nadia said, “It is an honour to win such an award, and never in my wildest thoughts did I think that I would win three awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and to everyone who voted for any of the amazing content creators who were nominees in their respective categories.”
When accepting her Thumb-Stopping Award, an elated Nadia called her mom live on stage. “Mommy, I won an award,” she said. “You are just the best,” her mom responded proudly.
“These awards validate the hard work and determination that every single content creator in the room and those at home put into the content they create, and I would like to thank every single creator, our title sponsor, DStv, and all the other sponsors who put everything behind these awards,” CEO of the DStv Content Creator Awards Manuela Dias de Deus said.
“DStv is thrilled to be a partner to the awards where we see content creators starting to get some well-deserved recognition, MultiChoice SA’s COO Simon Camerer added.
“As Africa’s most loved storyteller we are excited at the prospect of recognizing new age narrators and uplifting exceptional local talent. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees; this is just the beginning.”
All winners received a bespoke trophy designed and created by talented Durban artist That Damn Vandal (@thatdamnvandal), which represents the uniqueness of each creator and their content.