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Photos: Check out what your favourite Celebs wore to #SAMAs28 as Makhadzi, Zakes Bantwini, Blxckie & Other win big; Here’s the Full list of Winners!

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One of the most anticipated award ceremonies returned after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Bigger, better with conscientious choreography, the awards celebrated some of Mzansi’s best in a two-night ceremony at the Sun City Superbowl.


The main event took place on Sunday 28 August and was a style-studded evening of moving tributes, adrenalin-fuelled performances, and glorious wins.



Linda Mtoba



Hosted by Nandi Madida and Lawrence Maleka, the audience was entertained by artists such as Stogie T, A Reece, and Tshego who performed an emotive tribute to the late Rikhado “Riky Rick” Makhado. The late rapper’s wife Bianca was honoured to represent the Makhado family and expressed how Riky’s love for music, and compassion for others still existed in his absence on earth.




Limpopo singer Makhadzi lit up the stage in her red ensemble and artists Takie Ndou, Shekinah, Musa Keys, Konke, Da Capo and Lloyiso did not fail to deliver while deep house producer, DJ Chymamusique emerged victorious.







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Bontle Modiselle with his husband Priddy Ugly



Full list of winners Night 2 (Sunday 28 August 2022)


Samro Highest Radio Airplay Composers Award Osama by Zakes Bantwini




White Star Newcomer of the Year: African Bird by Khanyisile Mthetwa

Capasso Most Streamed Song Of The Year: Abalele by Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa feat. Ami Faku

Best Collaboration: Osama by Zakes Bantwini

Best Duo/Group of the Year: Ama Roto Vol.2 by Reece Madlisa and Zuma

Best Hip Hop Album: B4Now by Blxckie

International Achiever Award: Black Coffee

Lifetime Achiever Award: Joe Nina, Jimmy Dludlu and McCoy Mrubata

Best Amapiano Album: Notumato by Young Stunna

TECNO Music Video of the Year: Ghanama by Makhadzi featuring Prince Benza

TikTok Most Viral Song: uMlando by 9umba, Mdoovar and Toss

SAMPRA Artist of the Year: Haksul Muziq

Male Artist of the Year: Musique by Chymamusique

Female Artist of the Year: Platinumb Heart Open by Msaki

Album of the Year: Musique by Chymamusique

TECNO Record of the Year: Vula Mlomo by Musa Keys featuring Sir Trill and Nobantu Vilakazi

Here is the full list of winners from Night 1 (Saturday 27 August 2022)

Best Classical/Instrumental Album: African Bird by Khanyisile Mthetwa

Best Adult Contemporary Album: Platinumb Heart Open by Msaki

Best African Adult Contemporary Album: Cwaka by Mandisi Dyantyis

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album: Volume by Die Heuwels Fantasties

Best Traditional Album: Tshihwilili Tshanga by Dr Mercy Masekona Madzivhandila

Best Reggae Album: Trailblazer by Reign Africa

Best Jazz Album: History in a Frame by Jimmy Dludlu

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album: Sacrificial Worship (Live) by Pulane Maphari

Best Traditional Faith Music Album: Vela Nkosi by Jumbo

Best African Indigenous Faith Music Album: Siilapha Nkosi by NUZ Voices of Joy

Best Maskandi Album: Idayimani by Thokozani Langa

Best Alternative Album: Glow by Alice Phoebe Lou

Best Rock Album: Partypocalpypse by Springbok Nude Girls

Best R&B/Soul Album: It’s All You by Brian Temba

Best Pop Album: Trouble in Paradise by Shekhinah

Beste Pop Album: Niks Vergelyk by Posduif

Best Produced Album: of the year Thetha Mama By The One Who Sings -Sean, Keanan Leroy & Arthur

Best Afropop Album: Amagama by Nomfundo Moh

Best Produced Music Video: When House was House by Mobi Dixon feat. Mariechan and Jnr SA

Best Engineered Album of The Year: It Takes Three by Charl du Plessis Trio

Best Selling Artist: Notumato by Young Stunna

Rest Of Africa Award: If Orange Was a Place by Tems

Chairman’s Award Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Remix Of the Year: Uhuru by Sun-El Musician and Azana

Best Kwaito Album: Ama Roto Vol.2 by Amaroto

Best Gqom Album: Umshunqo Reloaded by Dladla Mshunqisi

Best Dance Album: Musique by Chymamusique


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