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The 2016 Samas as it happened

2016-06-04 19:34

A minute-by-minute update of the live broadcast of the 22nd annual South African Music Awards in Durban.


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Last Updated at 14:24
04 Jun 23:02

We're off to the after party!

04 Jun 23:01

We're off to the after party!

04 Jun 22:56

04 Jun 22:52
Oooh Pearl is working the stage!

04 Jun 22:51

And it's a wrap!

Emtee closes the show.

04 Jun 22:49


Emtee - Amstel Record of the Year

04 Jun 22:42
One more award and performance. 

04 Jun 22:42

Hot performance!

04 Jun 22:40


Black Coffee - Nescafe Album of the Year

Another one for the DJ!

04 Jun 22:38
The crowd goes wild for Jack Mabaso .... wait we mean Vusi Kunene.

04 Jun 22:36
Two more awards to go.

04 Jun 22:34
Boss Zonke is shutting it down!

04 Jun 22:33

Pearl Thusi, I'm talking about Pearl Thusi. 

@rubiconclothing ?? #sama22

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04 Jun 22:30

Sing Somizi sing!

04 Jun 22:26

Somizi is breaking it down on stage!

04 Jun 22:24


Nathi - Male Artist of the Year

04 Jun 22:21


Zonke - Female Artist of the Year

04 Jun 22:19
Who will win best male and best female?

04 Jun 22:18
Boity looks stunning!

04 Jun 22:13


Big Nuz - Duo/Group of the Year

04 Jun 22:10


Nathi - Newcomer of the Year

04 Jun 22:07
No awards show would be complete without some lip locking. 

04 Jun 22:06
Pearl chats to Nandi and Da L.E.S on the red carpet. 

04 Jun 22:01

04 Jun 21:59

International Achievement Award Recipient

Black Coffee

04 Jun 21:53

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Bhekumuzi Luthuli

04 Jun 21:51

Work it Minnie!

04 Jun 21:49

We can't get over the beautiful in memorium performance. #allthefeels

04 Jun 21:48
This is what happens during the ad breaks.

04 Jun 21:40


Emtee - Best Rap Album

04 Jun 21:38


Desmond and the Tutu's - Best Rock Album

04 Jun 21:37
If you're wondering where Cassper Nyovest is this is what he's up to. 

04 Jun 21:26

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Nana Coyote

04 Jun 21:20

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Roger Lucey

04 Jun 21:16
We'll just leave this here...

04 Jun 21:13
Tbo Touch is taking over the show. 

04 Jun 21:13
Here's what's in that Sama goodie bag!

04 Jun 21:10
AKA and Da L.E.S. on stage earlier. 

04 Jun 21:07


Tresor - Best Pop Album

04 Jun 21:06

That was awkies. 

Looks like someone didn't practise his lines earlier today....

04 Jun 21:05


Elvis Blue - Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album 

04 Jun 21:02

Aww Black Coffee's mom accepting his award.

04 Jun 20:52


Big Nuz - Best Kwaito Album.

04 Jun 20:50
Arthur is spicy!

04 Jun 20:48


Black Coffee - Best Dance Album.

04 Jun 20:47

You can win the cool goodie bag.

All you have to do is predict the best male and female winners. 

04 Jun 20:42

ICYMI: Check out the cool opening.

04 Jun 20:39

Oh we like this song!

Dancing in the crowd like nobody's watching. 

04 Jun 20:38

Another award handed out before the broadcast. 

04 Jun 20:32


TYGC Family - Best Traditional Faith Album.

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