Solo Gospel Rapper - Johannesburg


MAWAT is a born-again multi-award winning rapper, musician, producer and rapper who records Christian Hip-Hop. Hailing from the coastal city of Durban in South Africa, Mawat’s name has become synonymous to his self-coined sub-genre Kingdom Rap Turn-Up. Mawat’s highly energized performances have made him a leader in the genre of Christian Hip-Hop in Africa. He is the reigning holder of the Crown Gospel Best Rap Award (2014) for his mixtape NO OTHER WAY. His single I PRAISE GOD was also nominated for the Crown Gospel Best Rap Award in 2013.

Also an entrepreneur, Mawat is the co-founder of Set Free Media a company that produces Kingdom music; films; events; and apparel. As a producer Mawat has produced the famous FIFTY-50 FAMILY album which won the Crown Gospel Awards in 2011; was nominated for the SAMAs in 2012, and also received 2 nominations at the Africa Gospel Music Awards (AGMA) held in the UK.

Mawat has shared stages with celebrated acts Ernie Smith, Joyous Celebration, Sfiso Ncwane, Benjamin Dube and Grammy award wining international artist Lecrae. He has also been invited to be part of the HOMECOMING African Tour supporting two international acts (SO and Swoope) from USA. Mawat has recently completed a nationwide South African tour promoting his 2015 EP titled REBIRTH.



Mawat has shared a stage with: Ernie Smith, Joyous Celebration, Sfiso Ncwane (SAMA and Mzansi Gospel Award Winner), Benjamin Dube, Khaya Mthethwa (Idols SA Winner), Loyiso Bala (SAMA Award Winner), Lecrae (USA, Grammy Award Winner), S.O (U.K)

Mawat has been sponsored by these top brands: KFC, 1 Gospel, Infinity Cars

Awards won

  • 2015 – Independent Gospel Music Awards (INGOMA) | Best Rap Gospel | Mawat – Rebirth
  • 2014 - Crown Gospel Awards | Best Rap Gospel | Mawat – No Other Way Mixtape
  • 2011 - Crown Gospel Awards | Best Rap Gospel | Fifty-50 Family – Can’t give up

Awards nominations

  • 2013 - Crown Gospel Awards | Best Rap Gospel | Mawat – I Praise God
  • 2012 - Africa Gospel Music Awards | Afro-Gospel Rap Group of the Year | Fifty-50 Family
  • 2012 - South African Music Awards (SAMA) | Best Urban Gospel | Fifty-50 Family – Kazi kuyoba njani


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