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SAMA28 Awards: Complete List Of Winners

South African Music Awards; SAMA28 Awards: Complete List Of Winners:

From spectacular collaborations and performances to emotional acceptance speeches and moments of victory, the first night of the #SAMA28 weekend held in Sun City tonight, was nothing short of amazing.

Among some of the most popular winners was sultry vocalist Nomfundo Moh. She scooped the Best Afro Pop Album award for Amagama which spawned crowd favourites Phakade Lami and Soft Life.

Chymamusique claimed his first SAMA when he was awarded the Best Dance Album for Musique. Msaki clinched the Best Adult Contemporary Album for Platinumb Heart Open. Dladla Mshunqisi’s Umshunqo Reloaded earned him the Best Gqom Album award, while Amarato claimed the Best Kwaito Album for Ama Roto Vol.2. Sun-El Musician and Azana walked away with the Remix of the Year for Uhuru.

Mandisi Dyantyis triumphed in the Best African Adult Contemporary Album for Cwaka. Thokozani Langa took the Best Maskandi Album Award for Idayimani while Young Stunna bagged the Best Selling Artist gong for Notumato. Ahead of being bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award tomorrow, Jimmy Dludlu won the Best Jazz Album.

Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, was honoured with the inaugural Chairman’s Award for her unique and outstanding contribution to the growth, success and sustainability of the music industry. Her tireless work to support the industry’s efforts in combating the negative elements of the proposed Copyright Amendment Bill and her charitable service to The Angel Foundation were also recognised with this award.

The proudly South African award ceremony was presented by the energetic duo of comedian Mpho Popps and musician Robot Boii who kept audiences engaged and entertained in a show that was streamed on TikTok and YouTube.

Performances varied from the sublime to high-energy swashbuckling moves from the likes of Master KG, Khuli Chana, Brian Temba, Puleng March, Ncebakazi Msomi, Reign Afrika, Mobi Dixon and Joda Kgosi.

Wouter Kellerman and Mandisi Dyantyis were ethereal in the In Memoriam tribute. Joe Nina, who will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight’s SAMA Night 2 was part of the performances.

RiSA CEO Nhlanhla Sibisi commented: “We are immensely proud of the recipients of these technical excellence awards. Their hard work and dedication to their craft has been acknowledge. We are incredibly excited about the main awards set for 28 August 2022 and look forward to celebrating with South African music lovers.”

Best Pop Album
Souvenirs – Jeremy Loops
Motion – Tresor
Trouble In Paradise – Shekhinah – WINNER
A Journal – Bonj
Don’t Let Go – Jacky Carpede

Beste Pop Album

Hier Waar Ek Nou Is – Juan Boucher
Prisma – Janie Bay
Rugsak – Elandrê
Niks Vergelyk – Posduif – WINNER
Roekeloos – Rita Li

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Tapestry – Thapelo Lekoane
Where The Light Gets In – Pat McCay
Elephant In The Room – Watershed
Brother – Jacob Swann
Platinumb Heart Open – Msaki – WINNER

Best Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Al Die Ysters – Jan Jan Jan
Sangoma Sandilands and Jou Pa Se Posse Maanskyn -Neil Sandilands
Twintigeenentwintig – Jennifer Zamudio
Volume – Die Heuwels Fantasties – WINNER
Woorde – Jodi Jantjies

Best African Adult Contemporary Album

Thetha Mama – The One Who Sings
Camagu – Ntando
2020 – Joe Nina
The Red Stoep – Nomfusi
Cwaka – Mandisi Dyantyis – WINNER

Best Alternative Music Album

City Of God and The Jungle Below – Daniel Baron
Night Speak – Lo- Ghost
Glow – Alice Phoebe Lou – WINNER
Romance Was Born – Anna Wolf
Child’s Play – Alice Phoebe Lou

Best R&B/Soul Album

Real Talk – P.Postman
The Arrival – Melleng
Sour Milk – Joda Kgosi
It’s All You – Brian Temba – WINNER
It Is What It is – Mikhale Jones

Best Hip Hop Album

Father Of Zen – Kid X
Pheli Makaveli – 25K
Today’s Tragedy, Tomorrow’s Memory: Mixtape – A-Reece
Logan – Emtee
B4NOW – Blxckie

Best Kwaito Album

Don’t Lose Focus – Sukiri Papa
Let Dogs Lie Low – Simple Eugene
Kwaito Pallet – Shisaboy
Ama Roto Vol.2 – Reece Madlisa and Zuma – WINNER
Trip To Jozi – King Razo

Best Dance Album

Muzika – Miza
Ghetto King – Zakes Bantwini
Musique – Chymamusique – WINNER
When House Was House – Mobi Dixon
African Electronic Dance Music – Sun-El Musician

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Vela Nkosi – Jumbo – WINNER
In the Beginning – Paul K
Heaven’s Scroll – Puleng March
The Great Revival – Takie Ndou
Shrubs of Chronicle (Live) – Zaza

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

My Heart To Him – Thabelo
Denga – Kingdmusic
Sacrificial Worship (Live) – Pulane Maphari – WINNER
Find Me Singing – Lauren Cullen
The 34th Psalm – Ncebakazi Msomi

Best African Indigenous Faith Music Album

Ba Bosiu – Isaac and The Mighty Messengers
Re Kopa Go Wena Ramasedi – JTG Gospel Choir
Similapha Nkosi – NUZ Voices Of Joy – WINNER
Ore Etele Mohloeki – The Harmony Singers Artist Development
Swi Lava Yeso – Zion Iskhalanga Academy

Rest Of Africa Award

Son Of A Tribe – Edgar Muzah (Zimbabwe)
Karabo – Malome Vector (Lesotho)
Boyfriend – Ckay (Nigeria)
If Orange Was A Place – Tems (Nigeria) – WINNER
Love & Isolation – Tay Iwar (Nigeria)

Best Traditional Album

Dlozified – Mkhanyakude
Dziya Fhirtana – Vha Venda Cultural Group
Tshihwilili Tshanga – Dr Mercy Masakona Madzivhandila – WINNER
Mathotse – Tau Sebata
Hantam Kerfees – Klipwerf

Best Maskandi Album

Ziyashisa – Makhamnandi
Wangikhulisa uMama – Shwi Nomtekhala
Idaymani – Thokozani Langa – WINNER

Phakathi Komhlane nembeleko – Udumakahle
Ivila Laselawini – Mzukulu

Best Jazz Album

At This Point In Time Voices in Volumes – Herbie Tsoaeli
Music From My People – Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane
History In A Frame – Jimmy Dludlu – WINNER
Revision – Steve Dyer
Quiet Please – McCoy Mrubata

Best Classical/Instrumental Album

Pangaea – Wouter Kellerman and David Arkenstone
African Bird – Khanyisile Mthetwa – WINNER
It Takes Three – Charl Du Plessis Trio
Afrikaans – Scheppel
Franco Prinsloo: Kruis Van Liefde – Franco Prinsloo and Vox Chamber Choir

Best Afro Pop Album

iStiff – Mnqobi Yazo
New Faces To Old Problems – Bonga Kwana
Sukulila – Cici
Amalobolo – Aubrey Qwana
Amagama – Nomfundo Moh – WINNER

Best Collaboration

Imali – Karyendasoul and Zakes Bantwini feat. Nana Atta
Osama – Zakes Bantwini and Kasango
Wamuhle – Njelic and Boohle feat. De Mthuda, Da Muziqal Chef
Zwivhuya – Makhadzi feat. Joe Delinger
No Rainbow – Msaki feat. Da Capo

Best Produced Music Video

Inhlupheko by Big Zulu – Edward (Gobi Beast) and Ofentse Mwase
Playback by K.O. – Ted Magerman
Mamezala by Mafikizolo feat. Simmy – Dale Fortune
When House Was House by Mobi Dixon feat. Mariechan and JNR SA – Mabi Ntuli and Shona – WINNER
Finessin’ by AKA – Mninizo Sitho and Nhlanhla

Best Produced Album Of The Year

Karabo by Malome Vector – Bokang and Ndumiso
Platinumb Heart Open by Msaki – Neo Muyanga and Asanda
Destination Unknown by Vaughn Prangley – Howard Bradley
Thetha Mama by The One Who Sings – Sean, Keanan Leroy and Arthur – WINNER
A World At Suicide by Kahn Morbee – Jacques du Plessis High

Best Engineered Album Of The Year

Candid by Moonga K – Greg Abrahams, Mike Zietsman and Vicente Espi
Ghetto King by Zakes Bantwini – Zakes Bantwini
Pheli Makaveli by 25K – Sibabalwe Andile Fiphaza
City Of God and The Jungle Below by Daniel Baron – Daniel Baron and Darryn Muller
It Takes Three by Charl Du Plessis Trio – Peter Auret – WINNER

Remix Of The Year

Manyelo Dafro, Bassekou Kouyate and Da Capo- Ladon by Manyelo Dafro ft Basekou Kouyate
Lira and DJ Maphorisa – Feel Good by Lira
Sun- El Musician, Azana and Da Capo – Uhuru by Sun- El Musician and Azana – WINNER
Da Capo – Mama by Josiah De Disciple and Boohle
DJ Cleo – Gcina Impilo Yam by Bucy Radebe

Best Reggae Album

He Crowned I Emperor – Skeleton Blazer
Trailblazer – Reign Afrika – WINNER
Hard To Believe – Ras Canly
The Shift – Botanist Mr Lamington
Ngatanngwe – Red I Scorch

Best Amapiano Album

Nkulunkulu – Kamo Mphela
Auti eSharp – Mas Musiq
Kwa Kwa – Mellow and Sleazy
Notumato – Young Stunna
President Ya Strata – Focalistic

Best Gqom Album

Khula – Bello No Gallo
Summer Banger – Dlala Thukzin
Best Of The Best – T-Man
The Journey – Slenda Da Dancing DJ
Umshunqo Reloaded – Dladla Mshunqisi – WINNER