- Khaya Mthethwa will be hosting the 16th Crown Gospel Awards again in its new Soweto home
- He will be joined by media personality and a Jesus stan, Rorisang Thandekiso
- The annual awards received the highest number of nomination entries this year following the COVID-19 pandemic
16th Crown Gospel Awards to be hosted in Soweto
This year's awards will differ as the ceremony moved from Durban, its home for 15 years, and will be hosted for the first time at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Sunday, 26 November.
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“Now in its 16th year, the SABC is very proud to be the official broadcast partner of the Crown Gospel Awards since their inception. This year's awards are exciting because, for the first time in their history, they will be held in the economic hub of the country, Gauteng."
16th Crown Gospel Awards break post-COVID-19 records
In a statement shared with Briefly News, the head of talent, Rofhiwa Nethengwe, said this year's show broke tally records, with the organisers seeing a spike in the number of nominations and said:
“We have received more than 400 entries, something we last saw around 2017. This is exciting as it shows the growth and the overwhelming of support of the Crowns after so many years."
KwaZulu-Natal government elbows SAMA26
In more award ceremony stories on Briefly News, the Recording Industry of South Africa suffered a blow when KZN's MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Siboniso Duma, broke their contract.
MEC Duma faced backlash from the ActionSA and the residents of the coastal province when it was announced that hosting the prestigious award show would allegedly cost the city R28 million.
Source: Briefly News