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#Sama27: All the winners!

The winners of the 27th annual South African Music Awards (Sama) were announced over the weekend at a show broadcast on SABC1.
Blaq Diamond - Image:Sourced
Blaq Diamond - Image:Sourced

Blaq Diamond made history as the first outfit to ever be crowned Artist of the Year at the SA Music Awards. Matthew Mole’s “Keep It Together” took the Record of the Year award while Miss Pru’s “Price To Pay” featuring Blaq Diamond and Malome Vector won the Music Video of the Year award.


Here’s the complete list of winners:


Artist of the Year
Blaq Diamond

Record of the Year
“Keep It Together” – Matthew Mole

Music Video of the Year
“Price to Pay” – Miss Pru featuring Blaq Diamond and Malome Vector

Album of the Year
Once Upon A Time In Lockdown – Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa (Scorpion Kings)

Duo or Group of the Year
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa (Scorpion Kings) – Once Upon A Time In Lockdown

Sofnfree Female Artist of the Year
Sho Madjozi – What A Life

Male Artist of the Year
Kabza De Small – I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust

White Star Newcomer of the Year
Bucy Radebe – Spiritual Encounter

Best Rock Album
Orange Sunshine – Yum Yuck

Best Pop Album
Locnville – Tribes & Angels

Beste Pop Album
Brendan Peyper – Twintig20 

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Ndlovu Youth Choir – Rise 

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Herverbeel 

Best African Adult Contemporary Album
Max Hoba – Amakhaya

Best Alternative Album
Bongeziwe Mabandla – iimini

Best R&B/Soul Album
Soul Kulture – Uhambo

Best Hip-Hop Album
Nasty C – Zulu Man With Some Power 

Best Kwaito Album
Reece Madlisa and Zuma – Ama Roto EP 

Best Dance Album
Black Motion – The Healers: The Last Chapter

Best Traditional Faith Album
Bucy Radebe – Spiritual Encounter

Best Contemporary Faith Album
Hle – Your Kingdom on Earth

Best African Indigenous Faith Album
Mandlethu Gospel Singers – Izwi Lakho

Rest of Africa
Berita – Songs in the Key of Love

Best Traditional Album
Sho Madjozi – What a Life

Best Maskandi Album
Abafana Baka Mgqumeni – Imfene kaMakhelwane

Best Jazz Album
Nduduzo Makhathini – Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworld

Best Classical/Instrumental Album
Wouter Kellerman – We’ve Known All Times

Best Afropop Album
Vusi Nova – Ngumama

Best Live Audio Visual Recording
Sun-El Musician – Journey to the World and Beyond

Best Collaboration
Big Zulu feat Riky Rick and Intaba yase Dubai – “Mali Eningi” 

Best Produced Music Video
Ofentse by Prince Kaybee feat Sir Trill – “Hosh”

Best Produced Album of the Year
Umsebenzi by Sjava – Delaydem, Ruff, Webmoms, Zadok and Vuyo Manyike

Best Engineered Album of the Year
Inganekwane by Zoe Modiga – Papi Diretsi and Songo Oyama

Remix of the Year
Da Capo – Yehla Moya

Best Reggae Album
Bongo Riot – Persistence

Best Amapiano Album
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa (Scorpion Kings) – Once Upon A Time in Lockdown

Best Gqom Album
Zinaro – Inzalo Yekwaito

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lebo M
Dr Lindelani Mkhize
PJ Powers

International Achievement Award
Master KG

Best Selling Artist
Mlindo the Vocalist - Emakhaya

Most Streamed Song
Elaine – “You’re the One”

Samro Composer Highest Airplay
Kgaugelo Moagi (Master KG) and Nomcebo Zikode – “Jerusalema”

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