Fan favourites triumph at DStv Content Creator Awards 2023

By Lindelwa Masuku

The DStv Content Creator Awards 2023 celebrated South African content creators with nearly 40,000 public votes and over 90 nominees. 

The stars of South African content creation took the spotlight at the dazzling DStv Content Creator Awards 2023, an electrifying celebration of creativity and innovation. 

With almost 40,000 public votes and over 90 nominees, this event illuminated the Galleria in Sandton, setting the stage for a night of unforgettable moments.

K Naomi Phakathi South African TV Personality. Image Supplied.

In the presence of notable personalities like Lasizwe, K Naomi, and Julia Anastasopoulos, the Purple Carpet came alive with excitement and glamour. 

Intercontinental model & DJ, writer, and content creator Ponahalo Mojapelo, Image supplied

Donovan Goliath, an award-winning comedian and content creator, guided the evening with humour and energy, while SA legends Black Motion provided electrifying live music.

Among the highlights, the Visual Arts Award shone brightly on Karabo Poppy, recognising her exceptional talent and contribution to the creative landscape. 

Visual Arts Award winner Karabo Poppy. Image Supplied

The awards also marked the launch of the Thumb Stopper Podcast, promising an intimate glimpse into the lives of South Africa's beloved content creators and influencers.

Mihlali Ndamase was honoured with the first-ever OG Award, acknowledging her remarkable achievements in the industry. As the night unfolded, 19 creators claimed their well-deserved trophies, celebrating their contributions to South African content creation.

Song of the Year Award winner: AKA ft. Nasty C – ‘Lemons (Lemonade)’. Image Supplied.

These awards, in association with Samsung Galaxy and supported by partners like TikTok and Spotify, reaffirmed the vibrant and evolving landscape of content creation in South Africa. 

The 2023 DStv Content Creator Awards winners are:

Cause/Social Commentary Award Doctor Siya

Funniest Content Creator Award Ikho Kweba

Visual Arts Award Karabo Poppy

Best Brand Collaboration Award: 
EssenceMediacom for Gillette #IndodaCanShave

Sports Fan Award: Lemii LoCo

Fashion & Style Award: Kefilwe Mabote

Emerging Creator Award, presented by 947: God’s Butler

Podcast of the Year Award, presented by Spotify:
Podcast and Chill with MacG

Podcast Special Mention, presented by Spotify: 
African Story Magic with Gcina Mhlophe

Automotive Award: Juliet Mc Guire

Knowledge Sharing Award: Becoming Dr Andy

Thumb-Stopping Award: Donovan Goliath

The OG Award: Mihlali Ndamase

Alter-Ego Award: Sipho2Skiits – August (That Mozambican Dude)

Foodie Award: Mush Kitchen

Travel & Lifestyle Award, presented by LIFT: Wander with Iana

Dance Award: Justin de Nobrega

Sol Content Creator Award: Mandisi

Song of the Year Award: AKA ft. Nasty C – ‘Lemons (Lemonade)’

DStv Content of the Year Award: Tums the Narrator

While celebrating the achievements of the DStv Content Creator Awards 2023 winners, it's worth noting that in the vibrant world of content creation, there were undoubtedly many more deserving talents, each with their unique stories and voices. 

Podcast of the Year Award, presented by Spotify: Podcast and Chill with MacG. Image Supplied.

However, the essence of these awards lies in the engagement and support of the fans, whose votes ultimately decide the victors. 

The DStv Content Creator Awards 2023 winners celebrating their achievements. Image Supplied.

Each winner represented a unique voice in storytelling, making the DStv Content Creator Awards 2023 a true celebration of creative diversity and excellence.

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