“For the first time tonight, we will be hosting the inaugural GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with @hennessy at @thehoughtonhotel. The awards ceremony is a celebration of people who have made a considerable mark in their respective fields. ‘South Africans habitually dominate every field they touch. With that in mind, we thought the time was right to create a new celebration, right here at home, to honour the achievements of the men and women who define our culture today and who propel us forward”, says Yati Khumalo, Editor-in-Chief of GQ South Africa.
After a successful year, Nasty C was named Musician of the Year.
The rapper soared high this year receiving a plaque for all seventeen singles from his Strings and Bling album, winning Best African Rapper/Lyricist and Best African Collaboration at the AFRIMMAs,
as well as flawlessly executing the Ivyson Tour.
These awards are one of twenty global editions, with South Africa launching the prestigious ceremony this year.
The 12 categories are:
1. Musician of the Year
2. Actor/Entertainer of the Year
3. Athlete of the Year
4. Humanitarian of the Year
5. Editor’s Special Award
6. Breakout Star of the Year
7. Business Person of the Year
8. Creative/Innovator of the Year
9. Hennessy VSOP Privilège Lifetime Achievement Award
10. Influencer of the Year
11. Woman of the Year
12. People’s Choice Award