2017 SAMAs: all the nominees

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Awards on 21 Apr 2017
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Reality stars dominate this year's SAMAs with noms for Idols' Amanda, Musa, Elvis and Khaya and The Voice SA's Richard.

And the nominees are:

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

Idols alumni Amanda entered Idols as Amanda Benedicta Antony - and she's received the third most nominations out of everyone. She's been nominated for a total of four awards.

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

The nominees were announced on Thursday evening (20 April) at Destiny Exclusive Hotels in Kempton Park.

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

The ceremony goes down at Sun City on Saturday, 27 May and will air live on SABC1.

 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
Nasty C headlines this year's awards with a total of six nods, followed by Kwesta with five - and Amanda with four.

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

The Record of the Year Nominees will be annouced on LIVE Amp on SABC1 on Friday, 21 April.

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
Musa has a total of three noms.

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
Nasty C - Don't do it
Nasty C - Good Girls
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)

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21 Apr 2017 02:08

one nomination for Sjava that's crazy

21 Apr 2017 06:43

Best kwaito should be scrapped .Dr Malinga and Babes Wodumo are not kwaito .overall i am happy with the nominations .people must stop saying they already know the winners .there is no voting like the Metros .only most popular song is voted for by public .

26 Apr 2017 09:20

The nominees for Record/Song of the Year were announced on LIVE Amp on Sunday.

They are:

Voting deets:

To vote for your favourite song dial *120*33123#, and follow the prompt menu and enter the number of the artist you would like to vote for. USSD charges R1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply. 

A maximum of 50 votes per cell phone number, per song on the list will be allowed.  Voting lines are now open and will close on 18 May 2017 at 21:00 for the cut down to top 10.

Lines will  be re-opened on the 19th May 2017 at 20:00 for the top 10 to be voted on.  The lines will remain opened until the 27th May 2017 at 21:00.

26 Apr 2017 09:22

! The scandal begins... Nasty C is no longer the top contender and Kwesta rules instead.

Nasty C's two videos that were nominated for Best Video have been disqualified. This statement from the SAMAs:

The RiSA/SAMA office received a number of enquiries about the qualification of Nasty C’s music videos i.e. Good Girls and Don’t Do It in the category Best Music Video as announced at the SAMA 23 Nominees event on 20 April 2017.

Our investigations have revealed that the videos were submitted for entry on 24 January 2017. We have further determined that the videos were not flighted before the closing date of the entries of 31 January 2017 as required by the SAMA rules.

We have always trusted that all music videos submitted for this category to us have already been flighted by broadcasters during the specified entry period of the SAMAs entries . This case has proven us wrong and we accept full responsibility for our oversight to further verify whether the music videos submitted for this category were in fact flighted during the relevant SAMAs entry period.

In light of this, the two music videos are automatically disqualified because they do not meet the criteria for Best Music Video Category. Replacement nominees will be announced soon.

Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO of RiSA commented: ‘The SAMA prides itself with a rich history of accountability and credibility. Our legitimacy is in our checks and balances including public involvement  and how swiftly we act.'

Nasty C’s tally of nominations goes down to four, making fellow rapper Kwesta the most nominated artist of SAMA 23 with his five nods.

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