Royalty Soapie Awards: Here's the most popular soapie in Mzansi

Yoh! Skeem Saam's Rachel got her man & a trophy

15 November 2018 - 09:54
By Kyle Zeeman
Lesego Marakalla plays the role of Rachel Kunutu on 'Skeem Saam'.
Image: YouTube/ Skeem Saam Lesego Marakalla plays the role of Rachel Kunutu on 'Skeem Saam'.

SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam may have lost out to Uzalo at the Saftas earlier this year but it bounced back to be crowned the most popular soapie on TV at the Royalty Soapie Awards on Wednesday night.

The soapie beat out the likes of Generations: The Legacy, Uzalo, Isidingo and Isibaya for the top spot, which was voted for by fans.

But while the masses can't get enough of Charles, Rachel, Kwaito, Leshole and the crew; the award's judges decided to give the Outstanding Soapie award to Isibaya. The show won the same prize at the awards in 2015. 

Isibaya also walked away with the Outstanding Lighting Team award while the show's Thembi Nyandeni won the Outstanding Lead Actress award for her role as Mkabayi. 

Pallance Dladla (Jabu) and Linda Mtoba (Zama) won the Outstanding Couple award.

Actress Lesego Marakalla has also definitely won 2018 for her character Rachel, who has been dominating social media trends lists for her antics on Skeem Saam, which include getting engaged to her older blesser Marothi.

And on Wednesday night Lesego walked away with the Outstanding Female Villain award.