The South African Music Awards honours the country's finest music talent over two days in key categories, as they battle for the South African industry's highest honour – a statuette at the South African Music Awards.
The Industry award winners were announced on YouTube on Friday 17 November and the main awards ceremony airs live on SABC1 tonight at 20h00, preceded by a red carpet at 19h30.
Nominees take the stage by storm with a series of performances at the ceremony, as the nation watches SA's finest talent at work.
The late AKA leads the pack with a tally of seven nods for his album Mass Country in the categories of Male Artist of the Year; Album of the Year; Best Engineered Album; Best Hip-Hop Album; Best Collaboration (for the single Lemons (Lemonade) featuring Nasty C); Best Collaboration (for the single Company featuring Kiddominant); and Best Produced Music Video (for Lemons (Lemonade) featuring Nasty C.
Hot on his heels is fellow rapper K.O who garnered six nominations thanks to his album SR3 and the single Sete featuring Young Stunna and Blxckie.
He is nodded in the categories of Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Hip Hop Album, Best Collaboration, Best Produced Music Video and Remix of the Year for Sete featuring Young Stunna, Oxlade and Diamond Platnumz.
Sjava's Isibuko album earned him a spot in the fiercely contested Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Produced Album and Best Engineered Album.
The maestros of Amapiano, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa, earned at least four and three nominations respectively, they further walked away with two nods for their collaboration as Scorpion Kings.
Sincerely Anne bagged three nods for Newcomer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Best Engineered Album for To Whom it May Concern.
Ntokozo Mbambo's Lavish Worship is the only album by a woman competing in the Album of the Year category, she is also up for Female Artist of the Year award and Best Contemporary Faith Music Album.
The Maskandi Album category is a battle royale between Menzi with Ngeke Ungiphathe, Khuzani for Umqhele Nethawula, Thokozani Langa's Is'khiye Se-Coldroom, Abafana baka mgqumeni for Iphakade Lami and Inkos'yamagcokama with Home Alone.
In the Best Jazz Album category, In the Spirit of Ntu by Nduduzo Makhathini goes up against Linda Sikhakhane's Isambulo, Thandi Ntuli's Blk Elija & The Children of Meroë, Mthunzi Mvubu's The 1st Gospel and Shane Cooper and Mabuta's Finish the Sun.
For all the nominees, go here:
TVSA Show Page: SAMA 29
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