2020 SAMAs: Music Video and Record of the Year nominees

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Awards on 10 Jul 2020
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The 2020 SAMA Awards announced the public voting categories this week to get the voting underway in the build-up to the five-night virtual awards, starting on Monday, 3 August at 21h30 on Mzansi Magic.

Tap here is you missed the memo on this: SABC1 loses the SAMA Awards as they go virtual with Mzansi Magic

The Record of the Year may seem to be the most important of the two categories BUT Music Video of the Year has much more clout with TV lovers like us. 

Which musician used video best in 2020? 

Have the right videos made the list? Have any of these videos really spoken to you this year?

These are the nominees:
Music Video of the Year
Voting Code Name of Song Name of Artist/Group
M1 Supa Dupa K.O
M2 SMA Nasty C feat. Rowlene
M3 Fetch your Life Prince Kaybee feat. Msaki
M4 Umahlalela Simmy
M5 Whipped Tellaman feat. Shekhinah & Nasty C
M6 My Dali TNS feat. Indlovukazi
M7 Gugulethu Prince Kaybee feat. Indlovukazi, Supta & Afro Brothers
M8 Khethile Khethile Kwesta feat. Makwa, Tshego AMG & Thee Legacy
M9 Joy Joy Black Motion feat. Brenden Praise
M10 You Holly Rey
M11 Jika AKA feat. Yanga Chief
M12 Say U Will K.O feat. Nandi Madida
M13 Abantu Mobi Dixon feat. Samthing Soweto
M14 Koko DJ Maphorisa & Kabza de Small feat. Mhaw Keys
M15 Mai Zuzu TLT feat. Thabsie
M16 This is Love Lady Zamar
M17 Ngwana Daddy DJ Sumbody feat. Kwesta, Thebe, Vettys & Vaal Nation
M18 Baby Are You Coming Zero12Finest Feat. Thamagnificent2
M19 Love You Tonight MFR Souls Feat. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa & Sha Sha
M20 Umlilo DJ Zinhle feat. Mvzzle & Rethabile


Record of the Year
Voting Code
Name of Song Name of Artist/Group
R1 Fetch your life Prince Kaybee feat.Msaki
R2 Whipped Tellaman feat. Nasty C, Shekhinah
R3 Umlilo DJ Zinhle feat. Mvzzle, Rethabile
R4 SMA Nasty C feat. Rowlene
R5 Into Ingawe Sun-El Musician feat. Ami Faku
R6 This is love Lady Zamar
R7 Akulaleki Samthing Soweto feat. Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
R8 Gugulethu Prince Kaybee feat. Afro Brothers, Indlovukazi, SUPTA
R9 Supa Dupa K.O
R10 You Holly Rey
R11 Shesha De Mthunda & Njelic
R12 Sondela Tresor feat. Msaki
R13 No Ties Tshego feat. King Monada
R14 Jika AKA feat. Yanga Chief
R15 Ibhanoyi Blaq Diamond
R16 LaLaLa Black Coffee feat. Usher
R17 Kokota Kaygee Daking & Bizizi feat Killer Kau
R18 My Dali TNS feat. Indlovukazi
R19 Joy Joy Black Motion feat Brenden Praise
R20 Labantwana Ama Uber Semi Tee feat. Miano, Kammu Dee

How to vote:

You can SMS the code of your preferred artist to 33444 or dial *120*273#. SMS's are charged at R1.50 per SMS. USSD charged at 20c per 20 seconds. Or you vote on platform.

The other nominees:

There's no confirm on when they're going to be announced, which concerned us so we double checked to see that there are actually going to be other nominees - you never know with all these "virtual" shenanigans. 

Anyhoo, turns out there are. They're going to announced at some unknown time and will be awarded on themed nights.

So the Night 1 categories will be under the theme #ForThaRoots, followed by #ForThaSoul on Night 2, then #ForThaStreets, #ForThaCraft and #ForThaClub. 


Shows in this post: The South African Music Awards

Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic


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