The South African Music Awards

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Season 23

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 27 May 2017 27 May 2017 Saturday, 20h00 - 22h30 1

Season 23

2017 Winners

Best Newcomer of the Year

Soul Kulture - Ngeliny'ilanga
Babes Wodumo  - Gqom Queen Vol. 1
Sketchy Bongo- Unmasked
Nasty C - Bad Hair Extentions
Amanda Black - Amazulu

Best Album of the Year

Kwesta - Dakar II
Black Motion - Ya Badimo
Amanda Black - Amazulu
Nasty C - Bad Hair Extentions
Thandiswa - Belede

Best Duo/Group of the Year

The Soil - The Soil
Jaziel Brothers - Jaziel Brothers
Soul Kulture - Ngeliny'ilanga
The Parlotones - Trinkets  Relics & Heirlooms
Black Motion - Ya Badimo

Best Female Artist of the Year

Lebo Sekgobela - Restored
Babes Wodumo  - Gqom Queen Vol. 1
Kelly Khumalo - My Truth
Amanda Black - Amazulu
Thandiswa - Belede

Best Male Artist of the Year

Dr Tumi - Heart of a king
Kwesta - Dakar II
Musa - Musa
Nasty C - Bad Hair Extentions
Nathi - Umbulelo Wam

Best Rock Album

The Sweet Resistance - Where There Is Hope
Lost & Found - Lost & Found
Richard Stirton - Middle Ground
The Parlotones - Trinkets, Relics & Heirlooms
Albert Frost - The Wake Up

Best Pop Album

Matthew Mole - Run
Locnville - Taste The Weekend
GoodLuck - The Nature Within
Sketchy Bongo - Unmasked
TiMO ODV - Origins (Digital Edition)

Beste Pop Album

4Werke - 4 Warm
ADAM - Hoogtevrees
Dewald Wasserfall - Jy Is Die Storm
Kurt Darren - Sal Jy Met My Dans
Snotkop - HKGK

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Elvis Blue - Optics
Hugh Masekela - No Borders
Majozi - Fire
Mango Groove - Faces to the Sun
Msaki - Zaneliza: How The Water Moves

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Adam Tas - Patatas en Pyptabak
Coenie de Villiers - Emoji
Joshua na die Reën - Die Wêreld Binne My
Refentse - My hart bly in ‘n taal
Ricus Nel - Ouskool Boerseun

Best African Adult Album

Dumza Maswana - Molo
Kelly Khumalo - My Truth
Nathi - Umbelelo Wam
Nozipho - Thando
Soul Kulture - Ngeliny'ilanga

Best Alternative Music Album

Arno Carstens - Die Aandblom 13
Chris Chameleon - Firmament
Native Young - Kings
Somerfaan - Alien Boogie Stuff
Tailor - Trust Part 1

Best R&B Soul Reggae Album

Afrotraction - Love and respect
Amanda Black - Amazulu
Brenda Mtambo - So Much More
Karabo - Matters of the heart
Tima Reece - 9

Best Rap Album

A Reece - Paradise
Khuli Chana - One Source
Kwesta - Dakar II
Nasty C - Bad Hair Extentions
Stogie T - Stogie T

Best Kwaito Album

Babes Wodumo - Gqom Queen Vol. 1
Bullistic - N.W.O (New World Order)
Dr Malinga - Goodwill
Taylor K - Paper Chase
Trademark & Zinhle Ngidi - Trademark & Zinhle Ngidi

Best Dance Album

DJ Clock - The 5th tick
Black Motion - Ya Badimo
Durbans' Finest - Durbans' Finest - Reloaded
Mobi Dixon - Live The Music
NaakMusiQ - Born to Entertain

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Deborah Fraser - Uhambo
Sfiso Ncwane - Wethembekile Baba
Spirit Of Praise - Spirit Of Praise Vol.6
Teboho - Nkutlwele Bohloko
Zaza - Blowing the horn of chronicle

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Dr Tumi - Heart of a king
Dr Tumi - Love and grace
Khaya Mthethwa - The Dawn
Lebo Sekgobela - Restored
We Will Worship - Mmuso

Best Traditional Music Album

Candy - Easy Come Easy Go
Dr Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters - Shimatsatsa No 34: Xiganga
Mmaausi - Monna Oa Sokelwa
Qadasi & Maqhinga - Lashis' Ilanga
Shabalala Rhythm - Yebo Ngiyavuma

Best Maskandi Album

Imfez'emnyama - Monalisa
imithente - s"yawuvala umlomo
Khuzani - Inyoni yomthakathi
Shwi noMtekhala - Kwabhalwa etsheni
Thokozani Langa - Amabrazo

Best Jazz Album

Darren English - Imagine Nation
Dave Reynolds & Pops Mohamed - Live in Grahamstown
Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble - Inner Dimensions
Sydney Mavundla - Luhambo
Thandiswa - Belede

Classical Instrumental Album

Bongani Radebe - Buyelekhaya Sax Rendition
Charl du Plessis Trio - Baroqueswing Vol. II
Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society - And Then I Heard A Voice by SJ Khosa
The Voice of Angels - The Voice of Angels Volume 2
University of Pretoria - Love and War

Best Afro Pop Album

Jaziel Brothers - Jaziel Brothers
Musa - Musa
Robbie Malinga - Robbie Malinga
The Soil - The Soil
Vusi Nova - Vusi Nova

African Indigenous Gospel Album

Amadodana Ase Wesile - Amadodana Ase Wesile
Jerusalema E Ncha - Jerusalema E Ncha
Lejwe la Motheo - Lejwe la Motheo
Living In Christ Legends - Living In Christ Legends
T.C.C.C. Mass Choir - T.C.C.C. Mass Choir

Best African Artist

Jah Prayzah - Jah Prayzah
Oliver Mtukudzi - Oliver Mtukudzi
Patoranking - Patoranking
Vee Mampeezy - Vee Mampeezy
Vuyo Katsha - Vuyo Katsha

Live Audio Visual Recording Album

Joyous Celebration - Joyous Celebration 20 – Part 2 – The Alumni
Joyous Celebration - Joyous Celebration 20 Live at The Moses Mabhida Stadium
Khaya Mthethwa - The Dawn
Krone & Various Artists - Krone 3 DVD
Spirit Of Praise - Spirit Of Praise Vol.6

Best Collaboration Album

Black Coffee - Your eyes
Kwesta ft DJ Bucks, Okmalumkoolkat & DJ Maphorisa - Mayibabo ft DJ Bucks, Okmalumkoolkat & DJ Maphorisa
Kwesta - Ngud'
Miss Pru - Ameni
Musa - Mthande

Best Music Video of the Year

Khuli Chana - One Source
Miss Pru - Ameni
The Kiffness - You Say You Love Me feat. Tawanna Shaunte
Sjava - Uthando
Reason ft AKA & Khuli Chana - Yipikayay

Best Produced Album

Afrotraction - Love and respect
Brenda Mtambo - So Much More
Matthew Mole - Run
Rubber Duc - The Secret Sun
sjava - Isina Muva

Best Engineered Album

The Soil - Echoes of Kofifi
Arno Carstens - Aandblom 13
Mango Groove - Faces To The Sun
Jesse Clegg - Things Unseen
LeAnne Dlamini - Warrior

Remix of the Year

Distruction Boys - Wololo (Dbanj Remix)
DJ Mizz - Close to you (Mizz Afro Remix)
Evida - The Woods (Evida Remix)
Kyle Deutsch - Can't Get enough (Official Remix)
Vic - Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix)

Record of the Year

AKA – One Time
Amanda Black – Amazulu
Babes Wodumo – Wololo (featuring Mampintsha)
Black Coffee feat Shekinah – Your Eyes
DJ Clock feat Prom Knights – Wolves
Kwesta – Ngud
Locnville – Cold Shoulder
Matthew Mole – Run
Miss Pru DJ – Ameni
Nasty C – Hell Naw

Samro Highest Airplay of the Year

Ngud - Kwesta

SAMPRA Highest Airplay of the Year

Ngud - Kwesta

International Achiever

Pretty Yende

Lifetime Achievement

Rebecca Malope
Don Laka
Babsy Mlangeni

Season 23 Cast

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Host - Himself

Backstage Room Presenter

Performer - Himself

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Performer - Herself

Performer - Himself (as NaakMusiQ)

Performer - Himself (as Stogie T)

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