2021 Feather Awards announce winners

The winners of the 2021 Feather Awards in South Africa were announced at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg last week.

South African musician Lady Du won two awards.

The event seeks to honour individuals in different fields including music, media and fashion, as well as LGBTQI initiatives.

Lady Du bagged two awards in the Fag Hag of the Year and Best Musician category which she won together with Makhadzi.

Socialite of The Year went to Lelo WhatsGood while Coachella Randy took the Social Media personality of the Year award. Wiseman Zithar took the Hunk of the Year while the Best Styled Award was shared by former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi and SA fashion sensation Rich Mnisi.

“Now in our 13th year, the main reason for hosting these awards during this trying period in our community, is as always to continue celebrating life,” Feathers co-founder Thami Kotlolo said. “More importantly in 2021 we are also celebrating queer lives cos we as a community matter. Tonight we celebrated diversity and inclusion for all” affirmed Feathers co-founder Thami Kotlolo. As always post the awards, the work still goes go on. The ongoing LGBTIQ+ dialogues across the country continues to give the community a voice.”

Below is the full list of winners:

Musician of the Year

  • Lady Du
  • Makhadzi
  • Langa Mavuso

Media Award of the Year

  • Becoming
  • ShakeDown YFM
  • The River

Best Styled Individual

  • Zozibini Tunzi
  • Rich Mnisi
  • Leroy Marc

Hunk of the Year

  • Wiseman Zithar
  • Siya Khumalo
  • Rich Mnisi

Diva Extraordinaire of the Year

  • Johanna Mukoki
  • Ayanda Ncwane
  • Amanda Dambuza

Sports Personality of the Year

  • Phuti ‘Minaj’ Lekoloane
  • Protea Pumas
  • Palesa Manaleng

Role Model of the Year

  • Roché Kester
  • Phuthi ‘Minaj’ Lekoloane
  • Thebe Magugu

Cutest Couple of the Year

  • Sylvester Chauke and Tumelo Mmusi
  • Musa and Liesel Mthombeni
  • Latoya and Lebo Keswa

Hot Chick of the Year

  • Shudufadzo Musida
  • Kamo Mphela
  • Ama Qamatha

Fag Hag of the Year

  • Lady Du
  • Zoë Modiga
  • Nokuthula Mavuso

Socialite of the Year

  • Lelo WhatGood
  • Johanna Mukoki
  • Bobby Blanco

Drama Queen of the Year

  • Khanyi Mbau
  • Nonku Williams and her Mom
  • Thabo Smalls & KeJile keJile

Social Media Personality of the Year

  • Coachella Randy
  • The Funny Chef
  • Tumi Powerhouse

Best LGBTQI Initiative: Private Sector

  • Ernest & Young
  • Levis X Langa Mavuso
  • Tshepo Jeans

Best LGBTQI Initiative: Public Sector

  • Gauteng Department of Education
  • Department of Education Western Cape
  • National Youth Development Agency

Best LGBTQI Youth Movement

  • Vaal LGBT
  • Vogue Nights
  • Queer Lives Matter

Best Rainbow Parenting

  • Virginia Magwaza
  • House of Diamond (Original Hunty)
  • Bongani Sibeko & Ndumiso Ngidi

Original article written by Ano Shumba for Music in Africa

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