Multi-award-winning gospel musician Janet Manyowa has won the Best of Africa Gospel Award at the SABC Crown Gospel Awards 2021.
Manyowa emerged the winner with her song Many Blessings, in the Best of Africa Gospel category.
She won against another local gospel heavyweight Minister Michael Mahendere, Botswana’s Tsepo Lesole and Cross Ugo of Nigeria.
The SABC Crown Gospel Awards celebrate and reward excellence within the gospel music industry in South Africa and beyond.
The event has always been broadcast live on SABC channels and this year’s event is set to be broadcast on November 28 on SABC 2.
SABC Crown Gospel Awards founder and executive producer Zanele Mbokazi-Nkambule said:
Fourteen awards shows, 14 years later #HeIsStillJehovah. As the world gospel powerhouse, we are elated to have reached this milestone and we thank God for carrying us thus far.
Through the Crown Gospel Music Awards, we have not only been able to celebrate artists but we created a platform where musicians can be recognized for their God-given talent.
Meanwhile, Takie Ndou took home two awards in the Best Gospel Album and Best Gospel Songwriter categories.
The Best Newcomer Gospel Artist award went to Xolly Mncwango while Ayanda Ntanzi and Thobekile Mkhwanazi were announced winners in the Best Male Gospel Artist and Best Female Gospel Artist categories, respectively.