Shauwn Mkhize and Andile Mpisane have been nominated for international awards at the 4th
Annual Hollywood African Prestigious Awards 2020.MAM’MKHIZE AND SON ANDILE TAKE ON
Johannesburg, 2 September 2020: Businesswoman, Entrepreneur and Reality TV star, Shauwn
Mkhize and son Andile Mpisane announced today their three international award nominations
from The Hollywood African Prestigious Awards. KwaMam’Mkhize has been nominated in the
category Best Reality TV Show and Andile Mpisane has been nominated in the category Best
New Independent African Artists and Best New Male Independent African Music Video in the
4th Annual HAPAwards.
The Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) celebrates outstanding individuals
whose lives have been marked by extraordinary achievement and milestones. The platform
www.hapawards.com connects talented Africans with the Hollywood entertainment industry
and contributes to the development of several communities in Africa and across the United
The nomination comes less than a year since the captivating debut of KwaMam’Mkhize on
Mzansi Magic. The Twitter trending show left audiences motivated, inspired, overwhelmed and
in awe as they were taken through an entertaining journey of the family’s ups and downs.
Mkhize adds: “I’ve led a very private life. It was a long road to get me here. I decided to do this
show because the media had long spoken for us. We wanted people to see us as we are. That
was the initial plan but I enjoyed how people responded to me and my family. The love is
overwhelming, I still can’t believe it myself.”
The Reality TV show captured Andile Mpisane’s love for Gqom and viewers got the chance to
see a glimpse of the music video for his EP, Umcimbi by Andile ft Madanon and Distruction
Boyz. HAPAwards has nominated the music video which has over a million views on YouTube.
Andile Mpisane said on the nominations: “This came as a huge surprise to me as this year marks
my first year in the music industry, then I receive such nominations not just in my country but
internationally. Indeed this proves my intentions of taking Gqom to the world and being an
advocate for all young South African and African artists. This nomination is not solely for me but
for everyone who believes that music is a universal language.”
Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 18, 2020, starting 7.00 pm (CAT). Fans can
watch the virtual event which will be streamed LIVE on the website (www.hapawards.com) and
across social media channels.
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HAPAawards honour American and African community leaders, international political figures,
dignitaries, celebrities and stars who are pioneers in motion pictures, arts, music and comedy.
As an organization bound to celebrate the outstanding achievements of artists in various
entertainment genres, our vision is to continue blending cultures, promoting the beauty and
richness of Africa and America while spreading peace throughout the world. We stand together
in harmony with the African and Hollywood music, films and comedy entertainment industry
while supporting positive and respectful messages to the world especially about Africa.