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April 26, 2018

South Africa: Nominees for South Africa's Music Awards 2018 (See List)

South Africa: Nominees for South Africa's Music Awards 2018 (See List)

The South Africa's Music Awards is here with her 2018 edition. The SAMAs is set to take place on 2nd June, 2018 at The Sun City Resort. The SAMAs is a an annual event where South Africa's best musicians are acknowledged and rewarded for their efforts and contributions to the music industry.

This year, Mafikizolo, Mi Casa and Simphiwe Dana are leading the pack - Each of them is nominated for three different categories.

Nominees for the top five categories (Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Album of the Year ) will only be revealed in May.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Rock Album

  • Lost & Found – Snakes and Ladders
  • Prime Circle – If You Don't You Never Will
  • Shortstraw – Those Meddling Kids (TMK)
  • Willim Welsyn – Blitzkriek  
  • Fokofpolisiekar – Selfmedikasie

Best Pop Album

  • Craig Lucas – Restless
  • Connell Cruise – Barely Breathing
  • TRESOR – The Beautiful Madness
  • Monark – Monark
  • Shekhinah – Rose Gold

Beste Pop Album

  • Ray Dylan – Uitbasuin   
  • Karlien van Jaarsveld – Sing Vir Liefde
  • Brendan Peyper – Hy Loop Oop
  • Kurt Darren – Laat Die Dansvloer Brand
  • Lianie May – Lemand Om Lief Te He

Best Adult Contemporary Album

  • Josie Field – Indie Soul
  • Swing City – Now Listen Properly
  • Wouter Kellerman – Symphonic Soweto
  • Charlie Finch – Life's Journey
  • Janie Bay – Miscellany
 

Beste Kontempoêre Musiek Album

  • Saarkie – Queen van die Toorbos
  • Die Heuwels Fantasties – OKAY!
  • Jo Black – Skepe
  • Luna Paige, Nick Turner, Jamie Jupiter – Korreltjie Kantel
  • Chris Chameleon – Jy en Ek en Ek en Jy

Best African Adult Contemporary Album

  • Joe Nina – Time II Time
  • Siseko Pame – Ilanga
  • Serame Sediti – Based on a True Story
  • Siphokazi – Siphokazi
  • Tribute Birdie Mboweni – Tribute Birdie Mboweni The Deluxe Edition Album

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Loui Lvndn – You Princess is in Another Castle
  • Jack Parow – Afrika 4 Beginners
  • Francois van Coke – Hierdie is die Lewe
  • Josh Kempen – The Morning Show
  • Bongeziwe Mabandla – Mangaliso

Best RnB/Soul/Reggae Album

  • Cici – Busisiwe
  • The Nameless Band – The Greatest Hits
  • Thabsie – Songs About You
  • Afrotraction – Relationships
  • Thami – Never Lost

Best Hip Hop Album

  • Riky Rick - Stay Shining
  • Rouge – The New Era Sessions
  • Shane Eagle – Yellow
  • Emtee – Manando
  • Fresh 2 Def Productions – F2D Presents: Hall of Fame

Best Kwaito Album

  • Mashabela Galane – Bona That Rural Dream
  • Team Mosha – So fa Silahlane
  • Chomee – Do Mo Squats
  • Busiswa – Highly Flavoured
  • Trendsetters – Ska Ba Hemisa

Best Dance Album

  • DJ Merlon – Pure Black Album
  • DJ Ganyani – Ganyani's House Grooves 10
  • Lady Zamar – King Zamar
  • Prince Kaybee – I Am Music
  • Mi Casa – Familia

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

  • Women In Praise – Live In Johannesburg
  • Sipho Makhabane – Sinekhaya
  • Dumi Mkokstad – Egameni LikaJesu
  • Omega Khunou – Worship In Spirit & in Truth with Omega Khunou
  • Andile KaMajola – Andile KaMajola Chapter 8 Sekwanele

 Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

  • Bongani Nchang – Wonders of Mercy
  • Benjamin Dube – Victorious In His Presence with Benjamin Dube
  • Swazi – The Alabaster
  • Sicelo Moya – Solid Rock
  • Nqubeko Mbatha – Heaven's  Ways

 Best African Indigenous Gospel Album

  • Believers in Christ – Yala Nkosi
  • Vuma Zion – Samson Aphi Amandla Akho
  • Futhi Shongwe – Bonke Abamethembayo
  • Amadodana Ase Wesile – Soloko Intliziyo Yam
  • Barorisi Ba Morena – Ntjhafatso

Best African Artist Album

  • NINIOLA – This is Me
  • Wizkid – Sounds from the Other Side
  • Zoë Modiga – Yellow The Novel
  • Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango – M&M
  • Simphiwe Dana – The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience

Best Traditional Music Album

  • Dinonyane Cultural Group – Pitsi
  • Bomshell – Uthando
  • Complete – Isiqalo The Beginning
  • Jessica Mbangeni – Jessica Mbangeni Sings IGoli Live @Lyric Theatre Johannesburg
  • University of Pretoria Camerata – Indodana

Best Maskandi Album

  • Uqhosha Ngokwenzakwakhe – Miss South Africa
  • Shwi noMtekhala – Emkhathini
  • Khuzani – Isixaxa Samaxoki
  • Abafana Baka Mgqumeni – 6 to 6
  • Mbuzeni – Wavuma

Best Jazz Album

  • Simphiwe Dana – The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience
  • The Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra – Live at the Bird's Eye
  • Zoë Modiga – Yellow The Novel
  • Tune Recreation Committee – Voices of our Vision
  • Nduduzo Makhathini – Ikhambi

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

  • CH2 – Insomnia  
  • James Grace – Chilled
  • Uni of Limpopo Choristers & the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra – Matimba Ya Vuyimbeleri
  • Kinsmen – Window to the Ashram
  • Charl du Plessis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol. III

Best Afro Pop Album

  • Blaq Diamond – Inqola
  • Ntando – Mayibuye
  • Mafikizolo –  20
  • Zahara – Mgodi
  • Robbie Malinga – Robbie Malinga
 

Best Live Audio Visual Recording/DVD

  • Krone – Krone 4 Live
  • Benjamin Dube – Victorious In His Presence with Benjamin Dube
  • Simphiwe Dana – The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience
  • The Parlotones – The Parlotones Orchestrated
  • Donald – Red Mic Experience

Best Collaboration

  • Distruction Boyz ft Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi – 'Omunye'
  • Kwesta ft Wale – 'Spirit'
  • Heavy K ft Busi & Nokwazi – 'Inde'
  • Sun_EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto – 'Akanamali'
  • Sjava ft Howard & DJ Maphorisa – 'Ngempela'

Music Video of the Year

  • Shane Eagle – 'Let It Flow'
  • Nadia Nakai – 'Naaa Meaan'
  • Kwesta ft Wale – 'Spirit'
  • Nasty C – 'Don't do it'
  • Rouge – 'Arumtumtum'

Best Produced Album

  • Shekhinah – Rose Gold
  • Mi Casa – Familia
  • Mafikizolo – 20
  • Goldfish – Late Night People
  • Prince Kaybee – I Am Music

Best Engineered Album

  • Kahn – A Noise in the Void
  • Mi Casa – Familia
  • Mafikizolo – 20
  • Nduduzo Makhathini – Ikhambi
  • Distruction Boyz – Gqom  Is The Future

 Remix of the Year

  • King Bayaa – 'Faith Alive'
  • Mobi Dixon – 'I Got You'
  • Household Funk – 'Free'
  • Riky Rick feat. Youngsta CPT, KLY, Da Les, others – 'Buy  It Out'
  • Mobi Dixon – 'Lake By The Ocean'

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