The South African Music Awards

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Season 18

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SABC1 30 Apr 2012 30 Apr 2012 Monday, 20h30 - 23h30 1

Season 18

The 18th Annual South African Music Awards took place on 29 and 30 April, 2012. The ceremony was broadcast live on SABC1 on Monday 30 April, from 20h30-23h00.

It's glitz, glamour and glory as the annual MTN South African Music Awards returns to Sun City. The stage is being set for another star-studded celebration of music on 29 and 30 April 2012.

The nominees were announced on 8 March 2012, toasting the cream of South African music across 32 categories.

Newly appointed South African Music Awards CEO Randall Abrahams said that he was "happy with the number of entries received that was on par with previous years. This shows the resilience of the local music industry and the amount of talented artists engaged in producing music".

This year, the MTN SAMAs returned to Sun City in the North West Province, where the event has been staged successfully for a number of years.

South African music's biggest occasion took place on a Sunday and Monday night. This development, explained Abrahams, was aimed at simplifying and streamlining the mammoth event's production and logistics while broadening the potential television audience.

The MTN SAMA 18 core production team included Vertical Limit Productions (live show and TV Production), Praekelt (social media and digital platforms), Fandam Design (design and concept development), Speakers Corner (Public Relations and Media Liaison), Styling Concepts (goodie bags and lifestyle experiential elements) and Trans Digital (digital live streaming of the awards).

2012 Winners

Best Traditional Album

Bhekumuzi Luthuli - Isipho (Gift)
Joe Shirimani Na Vana Va Ndoda - Banana
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Songs From The Farms
Soul Brothers - Amaphuta
Zozo - Tshigotsha Nama

Best Classical & Instrumental Album

Ben Schoeman - Liszt
CH2 - Ping!
Chart Du Plessis Trio - Shanghai Brunch
Derek Gripper - The Sound Of Water
Zoë Beyers - Mendelssohn

Best Jazz Album

Adam Glasser - Mzansi
Jimmy Dludlu - Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana - Songbook Chapter 1
Marcus Wyatt - ZAR
Vusi Khumalo - Reasons For Seasons

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Chris Chameleon - As Jy Weer Skryf
Coenie De Villiers - Hart Van Glas
Elvis Blue - Elvis Blue (2CD Special Edition)
Josie Field - 1984
Judith Sephuma - I Am A Living Testimony

Best African Adult Album

Moreira Chonguica And Various - Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends of Mozambique
Nomhle - Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Somizi - 9 Lives - My Genesis
Unathi - With Love
Zonke - Ina Ethe

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Joe Niemand - Ek Sal Nie Bang Wees Nie
Martin PK - Man On A Mission
Swazi Dlamini - Gospel Meets Jazz - Live In Durban
The Plain Truth - We Are The Shining Ones
We Will Worship - The Movemeant Begins

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Kgotso - New Dawn
Nqubeko Mbatha - Forever I'll Worship
Sfiso Ncwane - Kulungile Baba
Solly Mahlangu - Mwamba Mwamba
Soweto Spiritual Singers - Open Heavens

Best Kiddies Album

Carike Keuzenkamp - Carike & Ghoempie Kuier Met Ghoeghoe in Kinderland 8
Helena Smith - Luidkiz 2 - U Naam Is Ons Kreet
Minki Burger & Alta Joubert - Lollos 3 Boem Boem, Ons Gaan Groen!
Riku Lätti - Janneman In Die Diereryk
Wendy Oldfield - Singalong Kidz Volume 2

Best Rock Album

aKING - The Red Blooded Years
Shadowclub - Guns And Money
Taxi Violence - Unplugged: Long Way From Home
The Graeme Watkins Project - Corridors Of The Mind
Van Coke Cartel - Wie's Bang

Best Alternative Album

Ashtray Electric - Measured In Falls
Dear Reader - Idealistic Animals
Die Heuwels Fantasties - Wilder As Die Wildtuin
The Dirty Skirts - Lost In The Fall
Wrestlerish - Towns

Best Pop Album

Brandon October - Brandon October
Charlize Berg - Charlize Berg
Hulle - Hulle
Jozi - Moving The City
Lloyd Cele - One

Best Dance Album

G. Family - Deep House Chronicles 6
Ganyani Entertainment Presents The Family - 1st Gathering
Goodluck - Goodluck
Mi Casa - Mi Casa Music
Pascal & Pearce - Passport

Best Street Urban Album

AKA - Altar Ego
HHP - Motswafrika
Jack Parow - Eksie Ou
L-Tido - All Or Nothing
Zakwe - Zakwe

Best Smooth Urban Album

Afro'traction - Soulfully Yours
Kabomo - All Things Grey
Lira - Return To Love (Deluxe Edition)
McKenzie - Poetic Genesis
Zahara - Loliwe

Best Maskandi Album

Imithente - Mbibi
Mfiliseni Magubane - Amandla Ami
Phuzekhemisi - Amapasi
Sakhile Mfuphi - Ngikhanyisele
Thokozani Langa - I-Protection Order

Best Sokkie Dans Album

Donovan Vallance - Rock My Wêreld
Gerrie Pretorius - Gister En Vandag
Izak Davel - Vreesloos
MarulaBoom - Dijam
Snotkop - Ek Laaik Van Jol

Best Kwaito Album

Big Nuz - Pound For Pound
Brickz - Ruffcast
Character - Marathon
Kabelo Mabalane - Immortal Vol.1
Spikiri - King Don Father 2.5

Best Collaboration

Character FT. Professor - EX
Kabomo FT. Nothende - Colour Of You
Lloyd Cele FT. Loyiso Bala - Thando
Spikiri FT. Teargas, Brickz, Skokho, Madluphutu & Brown Dash - Ngeke Balunge
Zahara FT. Georgy - Incwad'Encane

Best Live DVD

Concord - Live In Joburg
Simphiwe Dana - An Evening With Simphiwe Dana (Live In Concert)
Solly Mahlangu - Mwamba Mwamba
Various - Skouspel 2011
Various - Spirit Of Praise Vol.3

Best Video of the Year

Mike Scott - We Come Together by Goldfish
Tristan Holmes - Stars Above You by Locnville
Brian Mason - Music Affair by The Graeme Watkins Project
Ryan Piemer - It's Magic by The Parlotones
Tim Argall - My Dad by Toby

Best Producer

Kevin Leicher - 1984 by Josie Field
Dan Roberts - Six Winters by Laurie Levine
Robin Kohl & Lira-Lerato Kohl - Return To love (Deluxe Edition) by Lira
Crighton Goodwill & Loyiso Bala - One by Lloyd Cele
Bethuel Mbonani - My Way by Nkulee Dube

Best Engineer

Paris Zannos - Tonota by Jimmy Dludlu
Robin Kohl - Return To love (Deluxe Edition) by Lira
Paris Zannos - Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends of Mozambique by Moreira Chonguica And Various
Mpho Mokwele - Dream To Reality by Mpho-za
Johan van der Colff - Loliwe by Zahara

Remix of the Year

DJ Sbu - Lengoma FT. Zahara
Mr. Moloto - Call Me FT. Lira
Black Coffee - Time To Go by Merissa Guzzman
Black Coffee - Zandiy'bone FT. MXO
Zakwe FT. Zulu Boy & Danger - Bathi Ng'yachoma

Album of the Year

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa - Mi Casa Music
Zahara - Loliwe
Zakwe - Zakwe
Zonke - Ina Ethe

Duo or Group of the Year

Big Nuz - Pound For Pound
Goodluck - Goodluck
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa - Mi Casa Music
Taxi Violence - Unplugged: Long Way From Home

Female Artist of the Year

Charlize Berg - Charlize Berg
Josie Field - 1984
Nomhle - Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Zahara - Loliwe
Zonke - Ina Ethe

Male Artist of the Year

AKA - Altar Ego
Bhekumuzi Luthuli - Isipho (Gift)
Jimmy Dludlu - Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana - Songbook Chapter 1
Zakwe - Zakwe

Newcomer of the Year

Lwanda Gogwana - Songbook Chapter 1
Mi Casa - Mi Casa Music
Shadowclub - Guns And Money
Zahara - Loliwe
Zakwe - Zakwe

Special Award: Best Selling Album
Loliwe by Zahara

Special Award: MTN Best Selling Mobile Music Download
Facebook by DJ Cleo

Special Award: Best Selling Full-Track Download of the Year
Loliwe by Zahara

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Ray Phiri and Vusi Mahlasela

Most Played Song on South African Radio in 2011
Alone by Liquiddeep

MTN SAMA Record of the Year

Amapansula Ajabulile - Kabelo Mabalane
Casanova - DJ Choice
Clap Your Hands - Zakes Bantwini FT. Xolani Sithole
Ex - Character
Facebook - DJ Cleo
Get Over It - Bucie
I Wanna Love You - Lulo Café (W/ Nothende)
Lengoma - DJ Sbu FT. Zahara
Lento - Professor FT. Speedy
Lighthouse - Elvis Blue
Loliwe - Zahara
Make It Easy - Lloyd Cele
Phakade - Lira
Settle For Less - Liquideep
Taking It Easy - Goodluck
These Streets - Mi Casa
Thinking About You - Theo Kgosinkwe FT. Zonke
Turning In My Sleep - Prime Circle
World of Mine - Loyiso FT. Khuli Chana
You And I - Charlize Berg & Heinz Winckler

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