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Mzansi Kwaito and House Awards

South Africa’s finest in Kwaito and House music will be celebrated and awarded on the 12th November 2016 at the Walter Sisulu Square.

The Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards was founded to provide a platform for South African Kwaito and House musicians as well as award artists who are leaders in various categories.

The official hashtag for this event is #MKHMA2016, during the time leading up to the main event, #MKHMA2016 will interview artists and showcased the making of their videos, attend album launches and events related to Kwaito and House – all of which will be showcased on our YouTube channel, thus providing a platform throughout the year for the artists and sharing the lastest in Kwaito and House music entertainment with the audience.


— Our Mission

The MKHMA will continuously highlight the importance of preserving these genres and encourage the promotion and emerging talent in the sector. The awards seek to develop, support and provide a platform

— Our Vision

We seek to create a platform of recognition for Kwaito and House as genres and provide an equal share of growth for artists in the genres. Develop and give exposure by showcasing upcoming artists, honour, recognize and appreciate South Africa’s Kwaito & House talent.”

— Our Story



Perfecta Khumalo

Founder & CEO

Perfecta Khumalo is the CEO and Founder of the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards. She currently works as an HRD Specialist for Sun International – Sun City. Born and raised in Diepkloof Soweto, Perfecta attended Xolani High School in Newcastle Osizweni where she passed her matric with distinction. After school she obtained her Higher Diploma in Adult Education from UNISA. She also obtained her Honours Degree in Adult Education at Wits University. Perfecta didn’t stop there; she also studied with Maccauvlei Institution and obtained her National Diploma in OD ETDP. Perfecta also has a musical background as a Music director in her church “Ebukhoneni Bakhe Ministries in Mogwase. As a CEO and Founder of Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards her vision is to honour, recognise and appreciate kwaito & house artists. Her mission is to teach the youth & our country (South Africa) that Kwaito & house still exist.

Thulani Malinga

Managing Director

Thulani holds an Electric mechanical Engineering Bachelor in Management Leadership and Government Certificate of Competency (GCC) His passion with mixing music and working on engineering and electronic project added him to the MKHMA team.


Host nationwide talent searches and the top 12 will be part of the E.P. and also perform at the MKHMA annual ceremony.

Through this we aim to expose and develop talent, afford emerging and undiscovered talent with and opportunity and a platform growth and socio-economic emancipation.

We will host workshop sessions facilitated by industry experts, leaders and nominees to motivate, groom young talented music aspirants on how they can build themselves as lasting brands, we want them to understand the industry and how they can create their own legacies.

Awareness and Education

  • We will instill self-awareness and confidence to our Artists.
  • Educate communities through road shows on the economic contribution that the music industry has on our Growth Domestic Product and domestic revenue.
  • Basic financial training for artists in partnership with financial institutions and labour unions
  • Legal and regulatory workshops
  • Basic music marketing and PR