26/07/2017 13:18 SAST | Updated 27/07/2017 10:20 SAST

Here's What We Know So Far About Mzansi's Version Of The People's Choice Awards

It's almost here -- Have you voted for your fave?

Bonang Matheba will host the awards.
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Bonang Matheba will host the awards.

The closing date to vote for your favourite nominee for the inaugural DStv Mzansi Viewer's Choice Awards (MVCA) is July 15.

The show was launched by Mzansi Magic with the aim of celebrating the very best of local talent and takes place on August 26.

Here are some of the things we know for sure about the awards ceremony, which will be the first of many.

1. Somizi Mhlongo will be the choreographer of the event and it's going to be "gugambing" as Mhlongo put it.

2. Media personality, Bonang Matheba is the presenter.

3. There are 10 categories which will be voted for by the public and these include; song of the year, comedian, TV presenter and sports personality.

Voting can be done via WeChat, SMS and USSD.

M-Net director of local entertainment, Reneilwe Sema, previously said viewers can vote for free on WeChat by following the Mzansi Magic official account, MzansiMagicTV, and clicking on the menu option 'DMVCA'. "Voting can also be done by sending an SMS to 39201 with the artist's short code. Each SMS costs R1.50. You can also dial *120*33033# on your mobile to vote via USSD," Sema said.

The awards which have been dubbed South Africa's People's Choice Awards, will be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic.

The full list of nominees is available here.