- At the fifth annual Royalty Soapie Awards, Diep City found itself with the most wins and nominations of all the shows
- Newbie Chrispen Nyathi is still in disbelief that he managed to take home the Viewers' Choice Award that evening
- Chrispen took to social media to thank his fans for voting for him saying: "Your votes weren't in vain, these are the fruits"
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Mzansi Magic is proving to be the home of SA's best telenovelas, housing award-winning series, Diep City. Chrispen Nyathi held up the standard of the show when he won the Viewers' Choice Award at the Royalty Soapie Awards. Chris has thanked his fans profusely while celebrating his win.
Newbie actor Nyathi plays Pastor Charleston in the production. The actor was nominated alongside some of Mzansi's finest talents for the award. The respective nominees have been campaigning for votes since the commencement of the voting period, reports OKMzansi.
The publication further reports that the win was a complete surprise to Chrispen, but mostly that his advocacy for votes proved to be successful. After winning the award, the actor thanked all of his loyal fans who voted for him and expressed a deep sense of gratitude.
The celeb thanked his fans on Twitter, writing:
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"By the people, I have been crowned. This is your choice, this is "Viewers Choice". Am proud to announce that your votes weren't in vain, these are the fruits. I am forever grateful."
Proud fans raced to the comments to congratulate Chrispen on his win.
"Wow, congratulations, well deserved"
"Yebo yes, our votes were not in vain. We are proud of you. Keep pushing for more glory. We are always rooting for you."
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"Congrats bro ,we pray for more to come let this be the beginning."
Halala: Diep City wins big at fifth annual Royalty Soapie Awards
Briefly News reported that Diep City won big at this year's Royalty Soapie Awards. The Mzansi Magic telenovela bagged seven awards at the fifth edition of the awards ceremony, according to reports.
The accolades the telenovela scooped at the weekend include Outstanding TV Show, Outstanding Directing Team and Outstanding Casting. The Viewers Choice Best Actor went to the show's Chrispen Nyathi.
The telenovela's Lebogang Mpyna walked away with the Viewers Choice Best Actress trophy. Themba Sibanyoni, who portrays the character of Danger in the show, bagged the Best Background Actor award. The lit telenovela is produced by Mandla N.
The awards ceremony took place at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre in Jozi this past weekend, according to ZAlebs.