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Who’s the coolest of them all?

2018-05-28 12:16
PIC: Somizi Instagram Page

The 14th Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey has been declared and the winners will be announced at the event which will take place on the 14th of June 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre. 7 000 youths around the country participated in the survey.

Many of the nominees have been nominated in more than one category including AKA, his competitor Cassper Nyovest and Babes Wodumo. Black Coffee, DJ Tira and Prince Kaybee are some of the nominees for the Coolest Local DJs. 2018 SAFTA-winning Best TV Soapie Uzalo has been recognised in the Coolest Local TV Soaps category. The Kwa-Zulu Natal based production is up against Mzanzi Magic’s The Queen and Isibaya to name a few. Somizi, who signed an ambassador deal with cosmetic brand Black Opal, has been nominated in the Coolest Local Screen Stars with the likes of Trevor Noah and Nomzamo Mbatha. Metro FM has had the Coolest Radio station for the past five years and has been nominated again this year. Will the station take the award yet again? In the same category is 5FM, 947FM Highveld, East coast Radio and Ukhozi FM.


  • Coolest Local Male Celebs:  AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta, Nasty C, Trevor Noah
  • Coolest Local Female Celebs:  Amanda BlackBabes Wodumo, Lady Zamar, Minnie Dlamini, Pearl Thusi
  • Coolest Local Music Stars:  AKA, Babes Wodumo, Cassper Nyovest, Mi Casa, Nasty C
  • Coolest Local Sportspeople:  AB de Villiers, Caster Semenya, Itumaleng Khune, Simphiwe Tshabalala, Wayde van Niekerk
  • Coolest Local DJs:  Black Coffee, DJ Fresh, DJ Tira, DJ Zinhle, Prince Kaybee
  • Coolest Local Screen Stars:  Leon Schuster, Nomzamo Mbatha, Pearl Thusi, Somizi Mhlongo, Trevor Noah
  • Coolest Local TV Soaps:  7de Laan, Empire, Isibaya, The Queen, Uzalo
  • Coolest Radio Stations:  5FM, 947FM Highveld, East Coast Radio (ECR), MetroFM, Ukhozi FM