Whether you’re part of the music industry or not, you know that the SAMAs are a big deal – a glittering awards ceremony held specifically to honour our local musical talent. This year the 23rd annual SAMAs took place at Sun City on Saturday 27 May, and, despite some contention over prizes, the evening proved to be a spectacularly GLAMOURous one.
From Amanda Black to GoodLuck, take a look at the artists who walked away with awards on the biggest night in SA music:
– Best Newcomer of the Year: Amanda Black – ‘Amazulu’
– Best Duo-Group of the Year: Black Motion – Ya Badimo
– Best Female Artist of the Year: Amanda Black – ‘Amazulu’
– Best Male Artist of the Year: Kwesta – DaKAR II
– Best Album of the Year: Kwesta – DaKAR II
– Record of the Year: Nasty C – ‘Hell naw’
– Best Maskandi Album: Khuzani – Inyoni Yomthakathi
– Classical Instrumental Album: Charl du Plessis Trio – Baroqueswing, Vol.II
– Best Afro Pop Album: Vusi Nova – Vusi Nova
– African Indigenous Gospel Album: Living In Christ Legends – Living In Christ Legends
– Best Rock Album: Albert Frost – The Wakeup
– Best Pop Album: GoodLuck – The Nature Within
– Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album: Joshua na die Reën – Die Wereld Binne My
– Best Rap Album: Kwesta – DaKAR II
– Best Kwaito Album: Dr Malinga – Goodwill
– Best Dance Album: Black Motion – Ya Badimo
– Best Traditional Faith Music Album: Spirit of Praise – Spirit of Praise, Vol.6
– Samro Highest Airplay of the Year: Kwesta – ‘Ngud’
– Sampra Highest Airplay of the Year: Kwesta – ‘Ngud’
Well done to all the winners! While Nasty C took home the coveted Record of the Year with ‘Hell Naw’ it was Kwesta who dominated the evening overall. Babes Wodumo and Mapintsha, however, weren’t as lucky. They took to social media to vent their anger at not winning any prizes, with Babes accusing the SAMA committee of corruption by saying, “These awards are sold. Continue buying the awards. But it’s fine, we won’t starve. I will always be Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha will remain Mampintsha.” Sounds a like someone has a case of bad loseritis!
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