People’s Choice Awards: Lasizw

African social media star nominees. Image via Instagram @eonlineafrica.

People’s Choice Awards: Lasizwe, Boity and Mihlali bag nods

Mzansi is dominating the nominees for the African Social Star award at the E! People’s Choice Awards with Boity, Lasizwe, Mihlali and more.

People’s Choice Awards: Lasizw

African social media star nominees. Image via Instagram @eonlineafrica.

Media personality Boity Thulo, social media star lasizwe Dambuza and influencer Mihlali Ndamase are among the nominees for the 2021 People’s Choice Awards announced by television presenter Roxy Burger at a virtual press conference on Wednesday 27 October. 


The People’s Choice Awards has dedicated a category to African social media stars for the third year in a row. This year four South African stars were nominated in the African social star category.

  • Falz – #Falz (Nigeria)
  • Boity Thulo – #Boity (South Africa)
  • Lasizwe Dambuza – #Lasizwe (South Africa)
  • Madam Boss – #MadamBoss (Zimbabwe)
  • Azziad Nasenya – #AzziadNasenya (Kenya)
  • Witney Ramabulana – #WitneyRamabulana South Africa)
  • Mihlali Ndamase – #MihlaliNdamase (South Africa)
  • The Odditty – #TheOdditty (Nigeria)

Last year Kenyan social media sensation Elsa Majimbo took home the African Social Star award and went on to do great things since.

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Boity took to Instagram to share her excitement saying that this is a “vision board coming to life,” moment for her. Boity is currently the most followed South African celebrity on Instagram with a whooping 5.2 million followers.

“Be still my heart! ???????????????????????????????? Fam, I have been nominated for the E! People’s Choice Award in the #AfricanSocialStar category! ???? This is definitely a “vision board coming to life” moment! Please help me bring it home by VOTING! Your love and support mean the world to me! ❤️❤️❤️????????????????????????✨✨✨ To VOTE, use #AfricanSocialStar and #Boity on Twitter aswell as online via the LINK IN MY BIO!,” she wrote on Instagram.


Mihlali expressed her sincere gratitude to God and her fans. She went on to say she knows for sure she is fulfilling her purpose in life. 

“God did it again, I’ve been so blessed throughout my entire career. You know when people speak about finding one’s purpose in life? I KNOW that this is mine. I’m so grateful God led me to it. Thank you my loves for making this all possible, I couldn’t have done it without you!” wrote Mihlali in an Instagram story sharing a picture of her office. 

“African social star award would look so good in my office, please vote guys,” she continued.

Screenshot of Mihlali Ndamase’s Instagram story. Image via Instagram @mihlali_n.