Posted by Ticketstroom – 05 April 2017

SA’s “coolest” local celebs, sports personalities, radio shows and local TV soaps have been decided by the results of the thirteenth annual Sunday Times Generation Next Youth survey, in association with leading youth market specialists, HDI Youth Marketeers. The survey polls more than five thousand youths from around the country, across more than seventy categories, and is considered the leading barometer of what SA’s kids, teens and young adults find on-trend and aspirational.

Catherine Bothma, MD at HDI, stressed the fact that the influence and role celebrities play in the lives of youth is evident in the study, that youth will continuously look up to celebrities who do good, are quirky & confident and are an inspiration for them to achieve their dreams.

The Sunday Times Generation Next 2017 Awards.

The Sunday Times Generation Next 2017 Awards.

SA’s coolest celebs, products and brand winners will receive their awards at the packed Sunday Times Generation Next 2017 Awards extravaganza at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 11th of  May 2017, where Whackhead Simpson will be performing MC duties.

Here are the top five finalists in the respective celeb categories:

Coolest Local Male Celebs: AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Emtee, Nasty C, Trevor Noah

Coolest Local Female Celebs: Babes Wodumo, Fifi Cooper, Lira, Minnie Dlamini, Pearl Thusi

Coolest Local Music Stars: AKA, Babes Wodumo, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, Nasty C

Coolest Local Sportspeople: AB de Villiers, Chad Le Clos, Itumaleng Khune, Simphiwe Tshabalala, Wayde van Niekerk

Coolest Local DJs: Black Coffee, DJ Fresh, DJ Heavy K, DJ Tira, DJ Zinhle

Coolest Local Screen Stars: Jessica Nkosi, Minnie Dlamini, Pearl Modiadie, Pearl Thusi, Trevor Noah

Coolest Local TV Soaps: 7de Laan, Empire, Isibaya, Skeem Saam, Uzalo

Coolest Radio Stations: 5FM, East Coast Radio, MetroFM, UkhoziFM, Umhlobo WeneneFM

Sportswear brand Adidas has been confirmed as an official partner of Sunday Times Generation Next 2017.

Sportswear brand Adidas has been confirmed as an official partner of Sunday Times Generation Next 2017.

Headline partners for the 2017 Sunday Times Generation Next include Nedbank and Brand South Africa (An official custodian of Nation Brand). Adidas, BOUNCE and Maybelline have already confirmed their partnerships for 2017.

To find out which celebs will be the big winners on the day, follow @ST_GenNext on Twitter and #GenNext2017. Ticketstroom will also be giving you regular updates regarding these amazing spectacle which embraces local personalities and brands. For now you can keep following Ticketstroom on Facebook and Twitter.

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