Black Coffee bags 5 Sama nominations

If the South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations announcement evening on Thursday was anything to go by, this year’s event will be something to look forward to.

The night was full of nostalgic moments with performances of kwaito, hip hop and pop jams coming together to paint a yesteryear picture which shaped street cultures, societies and the entertainment industry at large.

And to celebrate the days of old, the night was dubbed #Recognition – especially for the legends who paved the way for the new breed of artists to thrive.

What’s more, the event was staged where the awards first took place in 1994, at the Alberton Civic Theatre, east of Johannesburg.

From those small beginnings, they took us through the growth of the awards up to when they made it to Sun City, in the North West province – the Samas’ new home.

Over and above the music, celebrities who filled the room included Super Mega AKA, Sjava, gospel singers Thinah Zungu, Pastor Sipho Ngwenya, Moonchild Sanelly and many more.

Artists such as Ishmael, Joe Nina, Steve Kekana, Mshoza and Mzambiya, and hip hop group Skwatta Kamp, were among the performers. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the organisers raised the bar by bringing the iconic Dosto Noge of Selimanthunzi fame and TV and radio personality Hulisani Ravele as hosts.

The Sama25 nominees list is led by internationally acclaimed DJ Black Coffee with five nominations under his belt, closely followed by Sjava’s Umqhele which earned him four nominations including one for Album of the Year.

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DJ Black Coffee leads the nominees list with 5 nominations Picture: Shayne Robinson/African News Agency (ANA) 

Also standing at four nods is the young and energetic performer Sho Madjozi for Female Artist of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, while soul singer Zonke also bagged four nods in Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Best R&B/Soul Album and Best Produced Album for L.O.V.E.

RiSA chief executive, Nhlanhla Sibisi, congratulated the nominees saying: “We are proud of this nomination list which we believe is a fair reflection of the artists who made a good impact in the industry and had music lovers entertained.

“The stage is set for a showdown as we start the countdown to Sun City for the final awards show. We salute all the nominees and send out best wishes to all.”

The Sama25 award show will be staged on May 31 and June 1.

Here is the full list of the SAMA25 nominees:

 

 

Male Artist of the Year

Artist

Name of Album

Anatii

IYEZA

Black Coffee

Music is King

Nakhane

You will not die

Sjava

Umqhele

Thokozani Langa

Iyabuza Induna

 

 

Female Artist of the Year

Artist

Name of Album

Busiswa

Summer Life

Kelly Khumalo

Unleashed

Lebo Sekgobela

Umusa

Sho Madjozi

Limpopo Champions League

Zonke

L.O.V.E

 

 

Duo/Group of the Year

Artist

Name of Album

Tshwane Gospel Choir

The Next Revival

Spirit of Praise

Spirit of Praise Vol.7

Ofeleba

Hi & Low

Encore

Segarona

Black Motion

Moya Wa Taola

 

 

Album of the Year

Artist

Name of Album

Black Coffee

Music is King

Black Motion

Moya Wa Taola

Sjava

Umqhele

Vusi Nova

Manyan-nyan

Zonke

L.O.V.E

 

 

Newcomer of the Year

Artist

Name of Album

Mlindo The Vocalist

Emakhaya

Paxton

This is me

Sho Madjozi

Limpopo Champions League

Simmy

Tugela Fairy

Sun-El Musician

Africa To The World

 

Best Jazz Album

Artist

Name of Album

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane

Closer to Home

Thandi Ntuli

Exiled

Bokani Dyer Trio

Neo Native

Tune Recreation Committee

Afrika Grooves with the Tune Recreation Committee

Mandisi Dyantyis

Somandla

 

 

Best Pop Album

Artist

Name of Album

Jarrad Ricketts

Break the Rules

Paxton

This is me

Majozi

Majozi

Tresor

Nostalgia

Tholwana

2.0.1.5

 

 

Beste Pop Album

Artist

Name of Album

4 Werke

4 by 4

The Rockets

Sonskyn

Brendan Peyper

Dis Nie Sonde Nie

Snotkop

SOUS

Jan Bloukaas

Lewe

 

Best Live Audio Visual Recording

Artist

Name of Live Recording

Neyi Zimu

Another Level of Worship

Krone Various Artists

Krone 5

Jabu Hlongwane

Crosspower Experience 3

Cassper Nyovest

Fill up Orlando Stadium

Spirit of Praise Vol 7

Spirit of Praise 7

 

Best Maskandi Album

Artist

Name of Album

Thokozani Langa

Iyabuza Induna

Ofeleba

Hi & Low

Sgwebo Sentambo

Yekani Umona

Mbuzeni

Ungishiyelani

Ichwane Lebhaca

Imali Yesoso

 

 

Rest of Africa Artist

Artist

Name of Album

Diamond Platnumz

A Boy From Tandale

Kommanda Obbs

Kommanda Obbs

Mr Eazi

Lagos to London

Nixon

Who We Are

Oliver Mtukudzi

Hany’ga

 

Best Afro Pop Album

Artist

Name of Album

Kelly Khumalo

Unleashed

Mlindo The Vocalist

Emakhaya

Simmy

Tugela Fairy

Sjava

Umqhele

Vusi Nova

Manyan-Nyan

 

 

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album

Artist

Name of Album

Almero

Maandag

Coenie de Villiers

Pure Coenie

Douvoordag

Die Avontuur

Jan Blohm

Die Liefde Album

Refentse

Liefdegenerasie

 

 

Best Reggae Album

Artist

Name of Album

Black Dillinger

Mavara is King

The Meditators

Explosion

Ras Vuyo

Diversion

Botanist

Game Changer

Bongo Riot

Next Levels

 

 

Best Hip Hop Album

Artist

Name of Album

AKA

Touch my Blood

Emtee

DIY2

Jabba X

#FGTBB

Kid X

Thank Da King

Nasty C

Strings and Bling

 

 

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Artist

Name of Album

Tshwane Gospel Choir

The Next Revival

Khaya Mthethwa

All About Jesus

Neyi Zimu

Another Level of Worship

Ntokozo Mbambo

Moments in Time

We Will Worship

Seasons Volume 1

 

 

Best Dance Album

Artist

Name of Album

DJ Fistaz

Mixwell Summer

Sun-El Musician

Africa To The World

Mobi Dixon

10 Steps Forward

Black Coffee

Music is King

Black Motion

Moya Wa Taola

 

 

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Artist

Name of Album

Lebo Sekgobela

Umusa

Paul K

Time of God Manifest

Sipho Ngwenya

Intimate Worship Season 3

Spirit of Praise 7

Spirit of Praise Vol.7

Kholeka

Your Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho

 

 

Best African Adult Contemporary Album

Artist

Name of Album

Anatii

IYEZA

Encore

Segarona

Nathi

Iphupha Labantu

Ntokozo Mbambo & Nqubeko Mbatha

The Anniversary Project

Tabia

The journey

 

 

Best R&B/Soul Album

Artist

Name of Album

Kabomo

All Things Red

Mlu

A Day For The Universe

Lady X

Love.Life.Complicated

Zonke

L.O.V.E

Nicksoul

Therapy

 

Best Kwaito/Gqom/Amapiano

Artist

Name of Album

Busiswa

Summer Life

Distruction Boyz

It Was All A Dream

DJ Maphorisa

Gqom Wave Vol.2

Sho Madjozi

Limpopo Champions League

Spikiri

King Don Father

 

 

Best Rock Album

Artist

Name of Album

CrashCarBurn

Headlights

Dan Patlansky

Perfection Kills

Hellcats

The Hex and the Healer

The Black Cat Bones

Here is a Knife

The Parlotones

China

 

Best Traditional Album

Artist

Name of Album

Vhavhenda Cultural Group

Tshianda Nguvhoni

University of Limpopo Choristers & Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra

Africa Tivule

Tswelelang Cultural Dancers

Motho Wa Me

Mzimkhulu Happy Boys

Nqoba izitha

Candy

Hupenyu Unenge Viri

 

Best Alternative Album

Artist

Name of Album

Breindy and Matt

Ruth Ave

Gabi Motuba-Tefiti

Goddess of Creation

Jeremy Loops

Critical As Water

Nakhane

You will Not Die

Sannie Fox

My Soul Got Stranger

 

 

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Artist

Name of Album

Watershed

Harbour

Roan Ash

Whiskey to my Soul

Georgetown

The Dog Show

Ard Matthews

Impossible Machines

8 Misses Croon

…Like never before

 

 

Best African Indigenous Faith Album

Artist

Name of Album

Trust in Christ Ministries

Elami Igama

The General Isitimela

Amen Ezulwini

Ithimba Le-Africa

Sesiphunyukile

In Zion of Christ

Izinyembezi

Christ Worshippers Mass Choir

Nkosi Ngiyakuthanda

 

Best Engineer

Artist

Name of Album

Name of Engineer

CH2

Starstruck

Corneille Hutten; Michael ‘Nomad’ Ripoll; Steven A.Williams

Nasty C

Strings and Bling

Michael Themba Manitshana

Sjava

Umqhele

Mfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi

Hellcats

The Hex and the Healer

Paul Douglas Norwood; Craig Michael Hawkins; Richard Staub

Vusi Nova

Manyan-nyan

Robin Walsh

Remix of the Year

Artist

Name of Song

Name of Remixer

DJ Capital

Skebe Dep Dep

Kwesta, Kid X, Reason, Youngsta CPT & Stogie T

Prince Kaybee

Club Controller

Kabelo Motsamai

SPHEctacula and DJ Naves

Bhampa

DJ Regal Amapiano Remix

Zakes Bantwini

Bang Bang Bang

Kossi Emmanuel

Zakwe

Sebentin

Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Jabulani Tsambo; Lesego Moiloa; Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi; Ncazelo Mtolo

Collaboration of the year

Artist

Song

Collaborating Artist

Sun-El Musician

Sonini

Simphiwe Nhlangulela

Sun-El Musician

Ntaba Ezikude

Simphiwe Nhlangulela

Dj Sumbody

Monate Mpolaye

Casper Nyovest, Thebe and Vettis

Black Coffee

Drive

David Guetta; Delilah Montagu

Black Coffee

Wish you were here

Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana

Music Video of the Year

Artist

Name of Music Video

Name of Director

Bongeziwe Mabandla ft. Spoek Mathambo

Bawo Wam

Rick Joaquim

Jeremy Loops

Gold

Robert Smith

Mafikizolo ft. Jah Prayzah

Mazuva Akanaka

Mohau Mamafha

Sho Madjozi

Huku

Garth Von Glehn

The Parlotones

Beautiful Life

Michael Rix

Best Produced Album

Artist

Name of Album

Name of Producer

AKA

Touch my Blood

Kiernan Forbes; Mpilo Shabangu; Ayoola Agboola; Tumelo Mathebula; Ntokozo Mazibuko; Benn Gilbert; Tshegofatso Lehutso; Anathi Mnyango; Jeremy Makwe

Kholeka

Your Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho

Kholeka Aquilla Dubula

Mlindo The Vocalist

Emakhaya

Themba Sekowe

Nasty C

String and Bling

Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo; Sipho Dlamini; Collin Gayle

Zonke

L.O.V.E

Zonke Dikana

 

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