SAMA Nominees 2012

And the 18th MTN South African Music Awards nominees are…

Record Of The Year:
Amapansula Ajabulile – Kabelo Mabalane; Casanova – DJ Choice; Clap Your Hands – Zakes Bantwini Feat. Xolani Sithole; Ex – Character; Facebook – DJ Cleo; Get Over It – Bucie; I Wanna Love You – Lulo Café Feat. Nothende; Lengoma – DJ Sbu Feat. Zahara; Lento – Professor Feat. Speedy; Lighthouse – Elvis Blue; Loliwe – Zahara; Make It Easy – Lloyd Cele; Phakade – Lira; Settle For Less – Liquideep ; Taking It Easy – GoodLuck; These Streets – Mi Casa; Thinking About You – Theo; Kgosinkwe Feat. Zonke; Turning In My Sleep – Prime Circle; World of Mine – Loyiso Feat. Khuli Chana; You And I – Charlize Berg & Heinz Winckler

Some of the contenders - Courtesy Celebrity SA

Album Of The Year:
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Zahara is nominated in 8 catagories - Courtesy TS Records

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

With 1 nomination, Goodluck is fortunate to have a name like theirs - Courtesy

Female Artist Of The Year:
Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Josie Field – 1984
Nomhle – Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Zahara – Loliwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Miss Josie is having a field day with 3 nominations - Courtesy Gallo Records

Male Artist Of The Year:

AKA – Altar Ego
Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana Songbook – Chapter 1
Zakwe – Zakwe

The SAMAs weren't as liberal as the Metros giving AKA only 2 nods - Courtesy Electromode

Newcomer Of The Year:
Lwanda Gogwana Songbook – Chapter 1
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Shadowclub – Guns and Money
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe

Mi Casa is the SAMAs' casa with their 4 nominations - Courtesy Soul Candi

Best Traditional:

Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Joe Shirimani Na Va Ndoda – Banana
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Song From The Farms
Soul Brothers – Amaphutha
Zozo – Tshigotsha Nama

Ladysmith Black Mambazo recieves 3 nods - Courtesy Gallo Records

Best Classical and Instrumental:

Ben Schoeman – Liszt
CH2 – Ping!
Charl Du Plessis Trio – Shanghai Brunch
Derek Gripper – The Sound Of Water
Zoë Beyers – Mendelssohn

Will Master pianist Ben Schoeman be the classical master? - Courtesy TwoPianists

Best Jazz:

Adam Glasser – Mzansi
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana Songbook – Chapter 1
Marcus Wyatt – ZAR
Vusi Khumalo – Reasons For Seasons

Jazz giant Jimmy D has 2 nominations - Courtesy Universal Records

Best Adult Contemporary Album:
Chris Chameleon – As Jy Weer Skryf
Coenie De Villiers – Hart Van Glas
Elvis Blue – Elvis Blue (2CD Special Edition)
Josie Field – 1984
Judith Sephuma – I Am A Living Testimony

Judith's nomination is a testimony of her talent - Courtesy Sony Music

Best Africa Adult:

Moreira Chonguica And Various – Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends Of Mozambique
Nomhle – Ikwezi(Morning Star)
Somizi – 9 Lives – My Genesis
Unathi – With Love
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Somizi's staying power is apparent with 9 Lives nomination - Courtesy Somizi

Best Contemporary Faith Music:

Joe Niemand – Ek Sal Nie Bang Wees Nie
Martin PK – Man On A Mission
Swazi Dlamini – Gospel Meets Jazz Live In Durban
The Plain Truth – We Are The Shining Ones
We Will Worship – The MoveMEANT Begins

Joe Niemand keeps faith that he'll take home the gold statuette - Courtesy Noman's Island

Best Traditional Faith Music:

Kgotso – New Dawn
Nqubeko Mbatha – Forever I’ll Worship
Sfiso Ncwane – Kulungile Baba
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Soweto Spiritual Singers – Open Heaven

Solly already looks like he's won, ne? - Courtesy Spirit Music Group

Best Kiddies Album:
Carike Keuzenkamp – Carike & Ghoempie Kuier Saam Met Ghoeghoe In Kinderland 8
Helena Smith – Luidkiz 2 – U Naam Is Ons Kreet
Minki Burger & Alta Joubert – Lollos 3 Boem Boem, Ons Gaan Groen!
Riku Lätti – Janneman In Die Diereryk
Wendy Oldfield – Singalong Kidz Volume 2

The biggest reward for Wendy is to make kids happy with song - Courtesy African Cream Music

Best Rock:
aKING – The Red Blooded Years
Shadowclub – Guns And Money
Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home
The Graeme Watkins Project – Corridors Of The Mind
Van Coke Kartel – Wies Bang

SA's new "kings" of rock? - Courtesy Rhythm Records

Best Alternative:
Ashtray Electric – Measured In Falls
Dear Reader – Idealistic Animals
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Wilder As Die Wildtuin
The Dirty Skirts – Lost In The Fall
Wrestlerish – Towns

Are Die Heuwels Fantasties more fsntsdtic than The Dirty Skirts? - Courtesy Antonie Robertson

Best Pop:
Brandon October – Brandon October
Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Hulle – Hulle
Jozi – Moving The City
Lloyd Cele – One

Is Jozi realy pop? - Courtesy

Best Dance:
G.Family – Deep House Chronicles 6
Ganyani Entertainment Family Presents The Family – 1st Gathering
Goodluck – Goodluck
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Pascal & Pearce – Passport

G. Family hopes to feed the family if they win - Courtesy Soul Candi

Best Street Urban:

AKA – Altar Ego
HHP – Motswafrika
Jack Parow – Eksie Ou
L-Tido – All Or Nothing
Zakwe – Zakwe

Jack Parow wants to add the gold statuette to the rest of his Parowphernalia - Courtesy Electromode

Best Smooth Urban:
Afro’traction – Soulfully Yours
Kabomo – All Things Grey
Lira – Return To Love (Deluxe Edition)
Mckenzie – Poetic Genesis
Zahara – Loliwe

No grey. It will soon be black and white for Kabomo when the winners are announced - Courtesy Tonight

Best Maskandi:
Imithente – Mbibi
Mfiliseni Magubane – Amandla Ami
Phuzekhemisi – Amapasi
Sakhile Mfuphi – Ngikhanyisele
Thokozani Langa – I-Protection Order

Phuzekhemisi reigns supreme in Maskandi - Courtesy Gallo Records

Best Sokkie Dans:

Donovan Vallance – Rock My Wêreld
Gerrie Pretorius – Gister En Vandag
Izak Davel – Vreesloos
MarulaBoom – Dijam
Snotkop – Ek Laaik Van Jol

With a name like Snotkop is he really Sokkie Dans? - Courtesy Next Music

Best Kwaito:
Big Nuz – Pound For Pound
Brickz – Ruffcast
Character – Marathon
Kabelo Mabalane – Immortal Vol.1
Spikiri – King Don Father 2.5

Eish...we'd hate to be in the SAMA ring with these heavyweights - Courtesy Afrotainment

Best Collaboration:

Character – The Marathon
Kabomo – All Things Grey
Lloyd Cele ft Loyiso Bala – Uthando
Spikiri – King Don Father 2.5
Zahara – Loliwe

Twice nominated, Spikiri is ready to be crowned king - Courtesy Kalawa Jazmee

Best Live DVD:

Concord – Live in Joburg
Simphiwe Dana – An Evening With Simphiwe Dana (Live In Concert)
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Various – Skouspel 2011
Various – Spirit Of Praise Vol.3

Soulful staying power. Will Simphiwe take the gold home? - Courtesy Nick Bolton

Best Video of the Year:

Goldfish – We Come Together
Locnville – Stars Above You
The Graeme Watkins Project – Music Affair
The Parlotones – Its Magic
Toby – My Dad

It's a pity that Goldfish only got 1 nomination - Courtesy Sony Music

Best Producer:
Josie Field – 1984
Laurie Levine – Six Winters
Lira – Return To Love (Delux Edition)
Lloyd Cele – One
Nkulee Dube – My Way

Winter is over for Laurie with her 1st SAMA nomination - Courtesy Rhythm Records

Best Engineer:
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lira – Return To Love (Delux Edition)
Moreira Chonguica And Various – Khanimambo: A Tribute To The Legends Of Mozambique
Mpho-za – Dream To Reality
Zahara – Loliwe

Paying tribute may reap rewards - Courtesy Morestar Entertainment

Remix of the Year:

DJ Sbu ft Zahara – Lengoma
Lira ft Tebogo Moloto – Call Me
Merissa Guzzman / Black Coffee Mix – Time To Go
MXO – Zandiy’bone
Zakwe ft Zulu Boy & Danger – Bathi Ng’yachoma

Lira is nominated in 4 categories at this year's event - Coourtesy Sony Music

The 18th Annual MTN South African Music Awards will be streamed live for the first time on a special mobisite ensuring South African music fans don’t miss out on a moment of the glitz, glamour and entertainment. It will stream several events at the Awards being held at Sun City Resort on April 29th and 30th.

Alongside winners in the 29 categories listed here, several other categories will be announced during the awards ceremony. These include the Lifetime Achievement Award, the International Achievement Award and the Best-Selling Awards.

Voting is open for the MTN Record of the Year – the only category where you can get your say. Vote by SMSing the letter assigned to your favourite artist to 083 123 SAMA (7262). Standard SMS rates apply.


~ by Thandie on March 10, 2012.

2 Responses to “SAMA Nominees 2012”

  1. mxm ey this sama people you are not fair ,,how can big nuz not be in the song of the year en the record of the year while as south african we all seeing serious ,there some corruption activity going on there ,,i wonder what are the auditors doing there as far as ensuring the high level of assurance people will stop trusting all this stupid awards of yours because now you abusing us en our facilities mxm fuck you MTn

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