Motswako rapper HHP, real name Jabulani Tsambo will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the SA Music Awards (Samas).
A musician who died at the age of 38 last year will be the youngest hip-hop winner.
Talking to Sowetan yesterday, his widow, Lerato Sengadi, said she could not wait.
Present your award on behalf of Sun City on June 1.
Sengadi said, "I am delighted to be delighted and able to stand on that stage instead." It is recognized by my colleagues as legend and icon [the] His contribution to the South African music industry as a whole [and] The entertainment scene was monumental.
"This is a big stepping stone in the direction of going to the legacy, unlike other loving musicians, who can forget after they've been forgotten.
"As I said from the beginning, now my purpose is not to let his legacy disappear."
This year's winners are Mango Groove and TKZee.
HHP was also nominated for Best Hip Hop album for final #FGTBB. He will announce it with AKA, Emtee, Kid X and Nasty C.
"When I found it, I was shocked. [about the nomination]. But I am more proud of him than anything else. His hard work, devotion and love for his skills. I have a great sense of self-esteem whenever his name is mentioned, "Senggadi said.
Kabelo Mabalane of TKZee said yesterday: "It is a great honor to be acknowledged to have had a great impact on culture. When we first started, the greatest dream we dreamed of could not have been honored among so many great artists "
In a statement, Mango Groove commented, "We are so thrilling, glorious and humble that we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first album release, and we are grateful to all South Africans for their love and support for decades. It is you. "