The South African Music Awards

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Season 25

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
SABC1 01 Jun 2019 01 Jun 2019 Saturday, 20h00 - 22h30 1

Season 25

2019 Nominees

Best Pop Album

Jarrad Ricketts - Break the Rules
Paxton - This Is Me
Majozi - Majozi
Tresor - Nostalgia
Tholwana -

Best Contemporary Faith Music 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

Newcomer of the Year

Mlindo The Vocalist - Emakhaya
Paxton - This is Me
Sho Madjozi - Limpopo Champions League
Simmy - Tugela Fairy
Sun-El Musician - Africa To The World

Male Artist of the Year

Anatii - IYEZA
Black Coffee - Music is King
Nakhane - You Will Not Die
Sjava - Umqhele
Thokozani Langa - Iyabuza Induna

Female Artist of the Year

Busiswa - Summer Life
Kelly Khumalo - Unleashed
Lebo Sekgobela - Umusa
Sho Madjozi - Limpopo Champions League
Zonke - L.O.V.E

Duo/Group of the Year

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

Black Coffee - Music is King
Black Motion - Moya Wa Taola
Sjava - Umqhele
Vusi Nova - Manyan-nyan
Zonke - L.O.V.E

Best Jazz 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

Beste Pop 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

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

Thokozani Langa - Iyabuza Induna
Ofeleba - Hi & Low
Sgwebo Sentambo - Yekani Umona
Mbuzeni - Ungishiyelani
Ichwane Lebhaca - Imali Yesoso

Rest of Africa Artist

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

Kelly Khumalo - Unleashed
Mlindo The Vocalist - Emakhaya
Simmy - Tugela Fairy
Sjava - Umqhele
Vusi Nova - Manyan-Nyan

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album

Almero - Maandag
Coenie de Villiers - Pure Coenie
Douvoordag - Die Avontuur
Jan Blohm - Die Liefde Album
Refentse - Liefdegenerasie

Best Reggae Album

Black Dillinger - Mavara is King
The Meditators - Explosion
Ras Vuyo - Diversion
Botanist - Game Changer
Bongo Riot - Next Levels

Best Hip Hop Album

AKA - Touch my Blood
Emtee - DIY2
Jabba X - #FGTBB
Kid X - Thank Da King
Nasty C - Strings and Bling

Best Dance 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

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

Anatii - IYEZA
Encore - Segarona
Nathi - Iphupha Labantu
Ntokozo Mbambo & Nqubeko Mbatha - The Anniversary Project
Tabia - The Journey

Best R&B/Soul 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Corneille Hutten, Michael 'Nomad' Ripoll and Steven A.Williams (Engineers) - Starstruck (CH2)

Michael Themba Manitshana - Strings and Bling (Nasty C)

Mfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi - Umqhele (Sjava)

Paul Douglas Norwood, Craig Michael Hawkins and Richard Staub - The Hex and the Healer (Hellcats)

Robin Walsh - Manyan-nyan (Vusi Nova)

Best Remix of the Year

Kwesta, Kid X, Reason, Youngsta CPT and Stogie T (Remixers) - Skebe Dep Dep (DJ Capital)
Kabelo Motsamai - Club Controller (Prince Kaybee)
DJ Regal Amapiano Remix - Bhampa (SPHEctacula and DJ Naves)
Kossi Emmanuel for Bang Bang Bang (Zakes Bantwini)
Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Jabulani Tsambo, Lesego Moiloa, Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi and Ncazelo Mtolo - Sebentin (Zakwe)

Collaboration of the Year

Sun-El Musician feat. Simphiwe Nhlangulela - Sonini
Sun-El Musician feat. Simphiwe Nhlangulela - Ntaba Ezikude
Dj Sumbody feat. Casper Nyovest, Thebe and Vettis - Monate Mpolaye
Black Coffee feat. David Guetta and Delilah Montagu - Drive
Black Coffee feat. Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana - Wish You Were Here

Music Video of the Year

Rick Joaquim (Director) - Bawo Wam (Bongeziwe Mabandla ft. Spoek Mathambo)
Robert Smith - Gold (Jeremy Loops)
Mohau Mamafha - Mazuva Akanaka (Mafikizolo ft. Jah Prayzah)
Garth Von Glehn - Huku (Sho Madjozi)
Michael Rix - Beautiful Life (The Parlotones)

Best Produced Album

Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo, Sipho Dlamini and Collin Gayle (Producers) - String and Bling (Nasty C)

Kiernan Forbes, Mpilo Shabangu, Ayoola Agboola, Tumelo Mathebula, Ntokozo Mazibuko, Benn Gilbert, Tshegofatso Lehutso, Anathi Mnyango and Jeremy Makwe - Touch my Blood (AKA)

Kholeka Aquilla Dubula - Your Word - Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho (Kholeka)

Themba Sekowe - Emakhaya (Mlindo The Vocalist)

Zonke Dikana - L.O.V.E (Zonke)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mango Groove

Record of the Year

Holly Rey - Deeper
Dj Ganyani feat. Nomcebo - Emazulwini
Sun-El Musician feat. Simmy & Lelo Kamau - Sonini
AKA feat. Kiddominant – Fela in Versace
Malumz On Decks & Gino Brown feat. Mr.Vince – Shay'inumber
Dladla Mshunqisi feat Distruction Boyz & DJ Tira - Pakisha
Sjava feat. Emtee & Saudi – Abangani
Kwesta – Vur Vai
Mlindo the Vocalist feat. Kwesta, Thabsie and Sfeesoh – Macala
Vusi Nova feat. Jessica Mbangeni - Asphelelanga

Season 25 Cast

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Performer - Himself (as Sjava)


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