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.
In the presence of notable personalities like Lasizwe, K Naomi, and Julia Anastasopoulos, the Purple Carpet came alive with excitement and glamour.
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.
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.
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.
However, the essence of these awards lies in the engagement and support of the fans, whose votes ultimately decide the victors.
Each winner represented a unique voice in storytelling, making the DStv Content Creator Awards 2023 a true celebration of creative diversity and excellence.