Sarkodie to Face Drake and Kanye West at SA Hip Hop Awards 2021

Sarkodie, a Ghanaian rapper, is among the nominees for the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards, also known as the SA Hip Hop Awards 2021.

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Sarkodie was nominated in the same category as world-class Hip Hop artists like Drake and Kanye West (Ye). PHOTO via @TWITTER

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA ( — In advance of the awards ceremony on 10 December, nominees for the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards, also called SA Hip Hop Awards 2021, were announced, which included Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie.

  • Sarkodie was nominated for ‘Best International Act’ at the SA Hip Hop Awards 2021.
  • Also nominated in the same category are William Last KRM from Botswana and Little Simz.
  • Below is the complete list of nominees for the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards.
  • Check out Sarkodie signs publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing UK.
  • Also, listen to Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie’s No Pressure album.

The Ghanaian global superstar Sarkodie has been nominated for the “Best International Act” category at the tenth edition of the 2021 South African Hip Hop Awards dubbed “Manifesto”.

Listed in the “Best International Act” category of the award scheme, Sarkodie was nominated alongside world-class hip-hop musicians like Drake and Kanye West (Ye).

At the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2019, Sarkodie won the award for “Best International Flow,” beating musicians from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Nigeria, the United States, and South Africa.

This included: Little Simz, Ghetts, Kalash, Tory Lanez, Falz and Nasty C.

Ghanaians are very excited this year to see Sarkodie compete against some of the most talented names in Hip Hop. Drake represented Canada, while Kanye West (Ye) represented the United States of America.

The list of other nominees in the category of “Best International Act” includes Little Simz from the United Kingdom (UK) and William Last KRM from Botswana.

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Since 2012, the annual awards platform has recognized and celebrated outstanding artists within the South African hip hop scene.

This year, there will be nine categories for the public to vote on, including Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Video, Best Male, Best Female, Best Radio Show, Best Remix, Artist of the Decade, and Best International Act.

By sending category codes (example: SAHHAs+code+nominee) to 43985, the public can vote for their favourite artists. The voting deadline is 26 November.

Check out the full list of 2021 SA Hip Hop Awards nominees below

Album of the Year

  • Ichwane Lenyoka – Big Zulu
  • B4Now – Blxckie
  • Made In Africa – Costa Titch
  • Logan – Emtee
  • Pheli Makaveli – 25K

Best Female Rapper

  • Boity – 4436
  • Moozlie – Spirit of an OG
  • Gigi Lamayne – Mermaids And Stuff
  • Hanna – The Girl In A Durag
  • Faith K – K’Loud

Best Male

  • Big Zulu – Ichwane Lenyoka
  • Blxckie – B4Now
  • Costa Titch – Made In Africa
  • Emtee – Logan
  • 25K – Pheli Makaveli

Best Radio Show

  • The Stir Up with Ms Cosmo – 5FM
  • The Fresh Cut With DJ Lb & Asante – Gagasi FM
  • DJ Ready D Show – Good Hope FM
  • The Hip Hop Culture – Ligwalagwala FM
  • Absolute Hip Hop – Metro FM
  • Rap Saga – Motsweding FM
  • The Urban Exchange with Yahkeem
  • Ziyawa Hip Hop – Tru FM
  • Three Way with DJ Zan D – Ukhozi FM
  • OG Samke, & Fif Laaa – YFM YOU
  • Hip Hop with Towdeemac – YOU FM

Song of The Year

  • ‘Areyeng’ – Costa Rich ft. Riky Rick and DJ Maphorisa
  • ‘Mntase’ – Dr Peppa ft. Blxckie, Aux Cable, Chang Cello & Lord Script
  • ‘Ye x4’ – Blxckie ft. Nasty C
  • ‘Inhlupheko’ – Big Zulu ft. Mduduzi Ncube
  • ‘Mali Enigi’ – Big Zulu ft. Riky Rick, Intaba, Yase Dubai
  • ‘Buyile’ – Khuli Chana 
  • ‘Asambe’ – DJ Mr X ft. KO, Cassper Nyovest, Loki and Roiii
  • ‘Khova’ – K.O
  • ‘Umuzi ESandton’ – Big Zulu ft. Lwah Ndlunkulu
  • ‘Ungazinshi’ – Riky Rick ft. Focalistic and Tyler ICU
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Mixtape of the Year

  • Today’s Tradegy, Tomorrow’s Memories: The Mixtape – A Reece
  • 4436 – Boity
  • Bhovamania – AKA
  • 2 player – Maglera Doe Boy
  • The Rise of Istrato – DJ Switch & Bravo leRoux 

DJ of the Year

  • DJ Speesta
  • Courtnae Paul
  • DJ PH
  • DJ Venom
  • Ms Cosmo

Producer of the Year

  • MustbeDubz
  • Lunatik Beatz
  • Herc Cut the Lightz
  • Zoocci Coke dope
  • Gobi Beast

Best Collabo

  • Big Zulu ft. Riky Rick and Intaba Yase Dubai – ‘Mali Enigi’
  • Big Zulu ft. Mduduzi Ncube – ‘Inhlupheko’
  • Big Zulu ft Lwah Ndlunkulu – ‘Umuzi Esandton’
  • Dr Peppa ft Blxckie – ‘Aux Capable’
  • Chang Cello, Lord Script – Mntase, Blxckie ft. Nasty C – ‘Ye x4’
  • DJ Mr X ft. K.O, Cassper Nyovest, Loki, Roiii – ‘Asambe’
  • 25k ft. A-Reece Hustlers – ‘Prayer’
  • Khuli Chana ft. TylerICU, Stino Le Thwenny & Lady du – ‘Buyile
  • Riky Rick ft. Focalistic, Tyler ICU – ‘Unngazuncishi’
  • Zakwe & Duncan ft. Assessa & Just Bheki – ‘AMA Level’

Lyricist of the Year

  • Landmarq
  • Priddy Ugly
  • A Reece
  • YoungstaCPT
  • PDotO

Freshman of the Year

  • Boity – 4436
  • 25K – Pheli Makaveli
  • Costa Titch – Made in Africa
  • Maglera Doe Boy – 2 Player (The Digital Score)
  • Blxckie – B4Now

MVP/Hustler of the Year

  • Big Zulu
  • Boity
  • Nasty C
  • DJ PH
  • Riky Rick
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Best Video

  • 25 K ft. A -Reece – ‘Hustlers Prayer’ directed by (Ayanda Mayo Sidibe)
  • A-Reece ft. Wordz – ‘The 5 year Plan’ directed by (SXMZX for Poison Cure Productions)
  • Big Zulu ft. Riky Rick,Intaba Yase Dubai – ‘Mali Eningi’ directed by (Ofentse Mwase Films)
  • Miss Pru ft. Malome Vector & Blaq Diamond – ‘Chillisi’ directed by (Ambitiouz Visuals)
  • Nasty C ft. Ari Lennox – ‘Black & White’ directed by (Kyle White)

Best local Brand

  • SkhandaWorld
  • Y?GEN
  • Butanwear

Best International Brand

  • Reebok
  • Sportscene
  • Castle Lite
  • Russian Bear Vodka
  • Old Mutual (AMP Studios)

Best Remix

  • ‘Mshimane 2.0’ – Stino Le Thwenny ft. K.O, Major League Djz Khuli Chana
  • ‘018’s Finest (Remix)’ – Boity ft. 25k, William Last KRM, Towdee Mac, Venom
  • ‘Mhluzi (Remix)’ – Flash Ikumkani ft. Bravo Le Roux & Soul T iDyan
  • ‘Popular (Remix)’ – Rouge ft. Costa Titch, Phatom Steeze, Tumi Tladi, Hanna & Blxckie
  • ‘Bodega (Remix)’ – Maglera Doe Boy ft Dj Speedsta, Emtee, Gemini Major & Priddy Ugly

Ubuntu Activism Award

  • Big Zulu

Artist of the decade

  • Khuli Chana
  • KO
  • Kwesta
  • Riky Rick
  • AKA
  • Zakwe
  • Gigi Lamayne
  • Emtee
  • Cassper Nyovest
  • Da Les
  • Nadia Nakai
  • Nasty C
  • Reason
  • Stogie T
  • A Reece
  • Youngstacpt

Best International Act

  • Sarkodie – Ghana
  • William Last KRM – Botswana
  • Little Simz – UK
  • Ye – USA
  • Drake – Canada
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