It’s that time of year again when all our favourite local artists get acknowledged for their offerings to the music industry in the last twelve months, it’s of course time for the SAMAS. Now in it’s twenty third year, we see an even more diverse and talented selection of artists up for nomination, have a look at the list below to see if any of your favourites are up for an award. SAMA 23 NOMINEES LIST Best Newcomer of the Year Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’ilanga Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen Vol. 1 Sketchy Bongo- Unmasked Nasty C – Bad Hair... Read more


The nominees are out, check the full list here… MTN SAMA 18 TOP 7 CATEGORIES LIST Album Of The Year Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music Zahara – Loliwe Zakwe – Zakwe Zonke – Ina Ethe Duo or Group Of The Year Big Nuz – Pound For Pound Goodluck – Goodluck Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home Female Artist Of The Year Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg Josie Field – 1984 Nomhle – Ikwezi (Morning Star)... Read more

The 17th South African Music Awards: Winners.

The 17th Annual South African Music Awards took place on Saturday evening and if you haven’t yet heard the results, here they are… 1. Best African Traditional Gospel Album: Sechaba – Thank You 2. Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Ological Studies – OS Freedom 3. Best Maskandi Album: Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Imali Yabelungu 4. Best Sokkie Dans Album: Kurt Darren – Die Beste Medisyne 5. Best Pop Album English: Jax Panik – I am Jax Panik 6. Best Urban Dance Album: DJ Kent – I can’t survive 7. Best Urban Pop Album: Kwela Tebza – Gauteng Made In South Africa /... Read more

South Africa Music Awards. Counter-productive Entry Requirements.

The 17th Annual Music Awards is well under way, with the judging stages closing on the 14th Jan 2011. I think it is great that South African bands have a platform through which they can receive the recognition they deserve, but after having a closer look at how the South African Music Awards work, I am a little frustrated. One of the main reasons for an award ceromony of any sort is to give incentive for being the best in your genre, catergory, etc, but I feel, as many others I have spoken to in the last few days do,... Read more

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