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#SAMA25: Black Coffee leads 2019 SAMA nominations; here is the full list

The launch of the South African Music Awards (SAMA25) was a star-studded affair. On Thursday evening, the country’s cream of the crop made their way to the nominee event in Alberton, Johannesburg, to find out who was in line to be awarded for their outstanding musical works.

As reported by IOL News, the return to Alberton, 25 years later, was symbolic of the reflective times South Africans are in.

SAMA25 returns to its roots

Looking back at a quarter of a century since the first SAMA event was held in the same town, one can see the strides that have been made by our creatives in reshaping the sound of Africa.

This was the tone that reverberated through the walls of the Alberton Civic Centre.

Alex Sekati, the director of the department of arts and culture in the North West, teased that a bigger budget injection into the event would make this the most magnificent SAMA’s we have ever seen.

“The legacy programme that we are leaving behind is such that we cannot live without, even after our association comes to an end, because all association come to an end whether we die … We want to believe that the legacy that shall be left by this arrangement or partnership shall be forever,” he said.

Black Coffee receives five nominations

It came as no surprise that one of the hardest working, internationally-lauded artists in South Africa, led the pack with the most nominations on the evening.

Black Coffee spends more time scaling the decks of the most iconic venues in the world than any other urban musician in South Africa.

How he still finds the time to be at the forefront of reshaping the house genre with more Black Coffee teases new music with Kelly Rowland is baffling.

Alas, the turntable maestro received five nominations, with his latest project Music is King, scoring him a place in the coveted Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Best Dance Album categories.

He also took up two places in the Collaboration of the Year category, increasing his chances of walking away with something on the night.

The SAMA25 event will be held at the Sun City resort on Friday, 31 May.

Here is a full list of the nominations:

SAMA25: Full list of nominations

Male Artist of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Anatii IYEZA
Black Coffee Music is King
Nakhane You will not die
Sjava Umqhele
Thokozani Langa Iyabuza Induna
Female Artist of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Busiswa Summer Life
Kelly Khumalo Unleashed
Lebo Sekgobela Umusa
Sho Madjozi Limpopo Champions League
Zonke L.O.V.E
Duo/Group of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Tshwane Gospel Choir The Next Revival
Spirit of Praise Spirit of Praise Vol.7
Ofeleba Hi & Low
Encore Segarona
Black Motion Moya Wa Taola
Album of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Black Coffee Music is King
Black Motion Moya Wa Taola
Sjava Umqhele
Vusi Nova Manyan-nyan
Zonke L.O.V.E
Newcomer of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Mlindo The Vocalist Emakhaya
Paxton This is me
Sho Madjozi Limpopo Champions League
Simmy Tugela Fairy
Sun-El Musician Africa To The World
Best Jazz Album
Artist Name of Album
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane Closer to Home
Thandi Ntuli Exiled
Bokani Dyer Trio Neo Native
Tune Recreation Committee Afrika Grooves with the Tune Recreation Committee
Mandisi Dyantyis Somandla
Best Pop Album
Artist Name of Album
Jarrad Ricketts Break the Rules
Paxton This is me
Majozi Majozi
Tresor Nostalgia
Tholwana 2.0.1.5
Beste Pop Album
Artist Name of Album
4 Werke 4 by 4
The Rockets Sonskyn
Brendan Peyper Dis Nie Sonde Nie
Snotkop SOUS
Jan Bloukaas Lewe
Best Live Audio Visual Recording
Artist Name of Live Recording
Neyi Zimu Another Level of Worship
Krone Various Artists Krone 5
Jabu Hlongwane Crosspower Experience 3
Cassper Nyovest Fill up Orlando Stadium
Spirit of Praise Vol 7 Spirit of Praise 7
Best Maskandi Album
Artist Name of Album
Thokozani Langa Iyabuza Induna
Ofeleba Hi & Low
Sgwebo Sentambo Yekani Umona
Mbuzeni Ungishiyelani
Ichwane Lebhaca Imali Yesoso
Rest of Africa Artist
Artist Name of Album
Diamond Platnumz A Boy From Tandale
Kommanda Obbs Kommanda Obbs
Mr Eazi Lagos to London
Nixon Who We Are
Oliver Mtukudzi Hany’ga

 

Best Afro Pop Album
Artist Name of Album
Kelly Khumalo Unleashed
Mlindo The Vocalist Emakhaya
Simmy Tugela Fairy
Sjava Umqhele
Vusi Nova Manyan-Nyan
Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album
Artist Name of Album
Almero Maandag
Coenie de Villiers Pure Coenie
Douvoordag Die Avontuur
Jan Blohm Die Liefde Album
Refentse Liefdegenerasie
Best Reggae Album
Artist Name of Album
Black Dillinger Mavara is King
The Meditators Explosion
Ras Vuyo Diversion
Botanist Game Changer
Bongo Riot Next Levels
Best Hip Hop Album
Artist Name of Album
AKA Touch my Blood
Emtee DIY2
Jabba X #FGTBB
Kid X Thank Da King
Nasty C Strings and Bling
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Artist Name of Album
Tshwane Gospel Choir The Next Revival
Khaya Mthethwa All About Jesus
Neyi Zimu Another Level of Worship
Ntokozo Mbambo Moments in Time
We Will Worship Seasons Volume 1
Best Dance Album
Artist Name of Album
DJ Fistaz Mixwell Summer
Sun-El Musician Africa To The World
Mobi Dixon 10 Steps Forward
Black Coffee Music is King
Black Motion Moya Wa Taola
Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Artist Name of Album
Lebo Sekgobela Umusa
Paul K Time of God Manifest
Sipho Ngwenya Intimate Worship Season 3
Spirit of Praise 7 Spirit of Praise Vol.7
Kholeka Your Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho
Best African Adult Contemporary Album
Artist Name of Album
Anatii IYEZA
Encore Segarona
Nathi Iphupha Labantu
Ntokozo Mbambo & Nqubeko Mbatha The Anniversary Project
Tabia The journey
Best R&B/Soul Album
Artist Name of Album
Kabomo All Things Red
Mlu A Day For The Universe
Lady X Love.Life.Complicated
Zonke L.O.V.E
Nicksoul Therapy
Best Kwaito/Gqom/Amapiano
Artist Name of Album
Busiswa Summer Life
Distruction Boyz It Was All A Dream
DJ Maphorisa Gqom Wave Vol.2
Sho Madjozi Limpopo Champions League
Spikiri King Don Father
Best Rock Album
Artist Name of Album
CrashCarBurn Headlights
Dan Patlansky Perfection Kills
Hellcats The Hex and the Healer
The Black Cat Bones Here is a Knife
The Parlotones China

 

Best Traditional Album
Artist Name of Album
Vhavhenda Cultural Group Tshianda Nguvhoni
University of Limpopo Choristers & Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra Africa Tivule
Tswelelang Cultural Dancers Motho Wa Me
Mzimkhulu Happy Boys Nqoba izitha
Candy Hupenyu Unenge Viri

 

Best Alternative Album
Artist Name of Album
Breindy and Matt Ruth Ave
Gabi Motuba-Tefiti Goddess of Creation
Jeremy Loops Critical As Water
Nakhane You will Not Die
Sannie Fox My Soul Got Stranger
Best Adult Contemporary Album
Artist Name of Album
Watershed Harbour
Roan Ash Whiskey to my Soul
Georgetown The Dog Show
Ard Matthews Impossible Machines
8 Misses Croon …Like never before

 

 

Best African Indigenous Faith Album
Artist Name of Album
Trust in Christ Ministries Elami Igama
The General Isitimela Amen Ezulwini
Ithimba Le-Africa Sesiphunyukile
In Zion of Christ Izinyembezi
Christ Worshippers Mass Choir Nkosi Ngiyakuthanda

 

Best Engineer
Artist Name of Album Name of Engineer
CH2 Starstruck Corneille Hutten; Michael ‘Nomad’ Ripoll; Steven A.Williams
Nasty C Strings and Bling Michael Themba Manitshana
Sjava Umqhele Mfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi
Hellcats The Hex and the Healer Paul Douglas Norwood; Craig Michael Hawkins; Richard Staub
Vusi Nova Manyan-nyan Robin Walsh
Remix of the Year
Artist Name of Song Name of Remixer
DJ Capital Skebe Dep Dep Kwesta, Kid X, Reason, Youngsta CPT & Stogie T
Prince Kaybee Club Controller Kabelo Motsamai
SPHEctacula and DJ Naves Bhampa DJ Regal Amapiano Remix
Zakes Bantwini Bang Bang Bang Kossi Emmanuel
Zakwe Sebentin Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Jabulani Tsambo; Lesego Moiloa; Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi; Ncazelo Mtolo
Collaboration of the year
Artist Song Collaborating Artist
Sun-El Musician Sonini Simphiwe Nhlangulela
Sun-El Musician Ntaba Ezikude Simphiwe Nhlangulela
Dj Sumbody Monate Mpolaye Casper Nyovest, Thebe and Vettis
Black Coffee Drive David Guetta; Delilah Montagu
Black Coffee Wish you were here Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana
Music Video of the Year
Artist Name of Music Video Name of Director
Bongeziwe Mabandla ft. Spoek Mathambo Bawo Wam Rick Joaquim
Jeremy Loops Gold Robert Smith
Mafikizolo ft. Jah Prayzah Mazuva Akanaka Mohau Mamafha
Sho Madjozi Huku Garth Von Glehn
The Parlotones Beautiful Life Michael Rix
Best Produced Album
Artist Name of Album Name of Producer
AKA Touch my Blood Kiernan Forbes; Mpilo Shabangu; Ayoola Agboola; Tumelo Mathebula; Ntokozo Mazibuko; Benn Gilbert; Tshegofatso Lehutso; Anathi Mnyango; Jeremy Makwe
Kholeka Your Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho Kholeka Aquilla Dubula
Mlindo The Vocalist Emakhaya Themba Sekowe
Nasty C String and Bling Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo; Sipho Dlamini; Collin Gayle
Zonke L.O.V.E Zonke Dikana

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