SAMA 2011 nominees announced

2011-04-14 09:45
Cape Town – The nominees for the 17th Annual SA Music Awards have been announced at La Toscana in Montecasino on Wednesday.

La Toscana in Montecasino played host to this years annual industry party that kicked off the MTN SAMA17 celebrations. 

For the first time since 2003, the Samas will be held at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg, on May 20-21.

The nominees for the 17th Annual MTN South African Music Awards are:

Male Artist of the year
DJ Kent – I Can’t Survive
Loyiso Bala – Full Circle
Professor – University Of Kalawa Jazmee
Theo Kgosinkwe – Grateful
Zakes Bantwini – Love, Light & Music

Female Artist of the year
Karen Zoid - Terms & Conditions
Louise Carver – Look To The Edge
Nianell – Sand & Water - Live & More
Siphokazi – Ethembeni
Thandiswa – The Forgotten Free – Live In Concert

Duo/Group of the year
Flash Republic – Killer Moves
Kwela Tebza – Gauteng Made In South Africa/Mzansi
Liquideep – Fabrics Of The Heart
Prime Circle – Jekyll & Hyde
Tumi & The Volume – Pick a Dream

Album of the year
Flash Republic – Killer Moves
Liquideep – Fabrics Of The Heart
Prime Circle – Jekyll & Hyde
Professor – University Of Kalawa Jazmee
Zakes Bantwini – Love, Light & Music

Best Rock Album: English
John Ellis – My Own Way Home
Prime Circle – Jekyll & Hyde
The Narrow – You Don’t Get To Quit
The Parlotones – Live Design
Zebra & Giraffe – The Inside

Best Rock Album: Afrikaans
Countdown To The Red Carpet – Countdown To The Red Carpet
Glaskas – Aan Die Ontmaskerde Heldin
Straatligkinders – Lank Lank Oorlede En Ses Voet Benede
Van Coke Kartel – Skop, Skiet En Donner
Van Diens Af – Dit Wat Was

Best Pop Album: English
Danny K – Across The Line
Jax Panik – I Am Jax Panik
Locnville – Sun In My Pocket
Louise Day – Swallowed By The City
The Arrows – Make Believe

Best Pop Album: Afrikaans
Gerhard Steyn – Als Begin Eers Nou
Jay – Solo
Juanita Du Plessis – Engel Van My Hart
Kurt Darren – Oos Wes Tuis Bes
Lee Scott – Die Enigste Manier

Best Music Video of the Year
Freshlyground – Chicken To Change
Nomfusi – Nontsokolo
Teargas – Goodfellaz
The Parlotones – The Stars Fall Down
The Parlotones – Life Design

For the full list of nominees click here.