The youth of Mzansi sure do have mega love for BET Best International Act nominee AKA, so much so they’ve voted him the Coolest Local Music Star in South Africa at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
The 12th annual survey highlights the brands that are loved by the youth of SA between the ages of 8 and 22.
AKA ranked in first place, followed by Cassper Nyovest in second place and Mi Casa in third place.
THE KIDS HAVE SPOKEN: IM OFFICIALLY THE COOLEST MUSICIAN IN SOUTH AFRICA! HI BRAND MANAGERS!!!! 😊— AKA (@akaworldwide) June 10, 2016
Another youth favourite is DJ Black Coffee, who is also nominated for a Best International: Africa Award alongside AKA and Cassper Nyovest. Black Coffee took home the Coolest Local DJ award followed by DJ Fresh and DJ Zinhle in third place.
Pearl Thusi was ranked the Coolest Local Female Screen Star followed by Minnie Dlamini and Boity Thulo in third place. Making waves in the US as The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah is still the favourite amongst the youth of SA as he was voted the Coolest Local Male Screen Star.
Don’t forget that Mzansi’s coolest male star AKA will be performing at the BETX in LA this year.