SAMA 2013 nominees announced

2013-03-20 11:13
Johannesburg - The 19th annual MTN South African Music Awards nominations have been announced during a live recording at The Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg on Wednesday.

As part a complete digital makeover this year, the SAMA nominations announcement was streamed live via Facebook and MTN's mobile platform at 10:00 on Wednesday.

An official party for all the nominees will be held later on Wednesday. Fans will yet again be able to tune in to watch live interviews with all the favourite artists on the red carpet.

The official awards ceremony will be held on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May at Sun City.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Album of the Year
Wa Muhle - B.O.P
Kelly Khumalo - The Past, The Present, The Future
Khuli Chana - Lost In Time
Maleh - Step Child
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled
The Muffinz - Have you Heard?

Record of the Year (public vote)
Father To Be - Black Motion
Wa Muhle - B.O.P
I Deserve- Donald
Stokvel - DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota
Bosso - HHP
Walking Away - ChianoSky
Colour of You- Kabomo
Lifeline - Elvis Blue
Hero - Lloyd Cele
Still - Liquideep
Heavenly Sent – MiCasa
Thetha Nami – Riot
Move – Khaya
Tsa Mandebele – Oskido
Wake Up – Teargas
Kulungile Baba - Sfiso Ncwane
Love Is In The Air - Toya Delazy
Umthwalo – Zahara
IStokvel - Vetkuk

Duo or Group of the Year
Desmond & The Tutus
DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota
The Muffinz

Female Artist of the Year

Kelly Khumalo
Lulu Dikana
Ntokozo Mbambo

Male Artist of the Year
Arno Carstens
Elvis Blue
Khuli Chana

Newcomer of the Year

Bongeziwe Mabandla
The Muffinz
Toya Delazy

Best Music Video of the Year
Molotov Films - Jealousy by AKA
Salomon Ligthelm - Hello Sweet World by Gangs Of Ballet Salomon Ligthelm
Warwick Allan - Evidence by Prime Circle
Jolyon Ellis - Attack Of The Hadedas by Spoonfeedas
Claudio Pavan - Honey Spiders by The Parlotones

Best Rock Album
Arno Carstens - Atari Gala
Desmond and the Tutus - MNUSIC
Prime Circle - Evidence
The Plactics - Pyramid
Zebra and Giraffe – The Wisest Ones

Best Pop Album
ChianoSky - Hungry
Kurt Darren - In Jou Oë
Snotkop - Oppas
Lloyd Cele - No Limits
Toya Delazy - Heart

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Blackbyrd – Strong
Elvis Blue -Journey
Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance
Lira – Return To love
Nianell – My Heart

Best Kontemporêre Musiekalbum
Bobby van Jaarsveld - Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
Jay en Lianie - Bonnie en Clyde
Juanita - Jy Voltooi My
Romanz - Hou Vas
Theuns Jordaan - Roeper

Best African Adult Album
Bongeziwe Mabandla - Umlilo
Camagwini - Re-Birth
Kelly Khumalo - The Past, The Present, The Future
Maleh- Step Child
Nomfusi - Take Me Home

Best Alternative Album
Bittereinder - Die Dinkdansmasjien
Fetish - Little Heart
iScream & The Chocolate Stix - The Paradox
Tailor - The Dark Horse
Yoav  - Blood vine

Best R&B / Soul / Reggae Album
Kabomo - Memory Remains
Khaya - For You
Lulu Dikana - This is the Life
The Muffinz - Have you Heard?
Zaki Ibrahim - Every Opposite

Best Rap Album
Khuli Chana- Lost in Time
Last Days Fam - Eternal Effect
PRO - Continua
ProVerb - Fourthwrite
Reason - Audio3D

Best Kwaito Album
Bhar - Morning Bang
Kabelo - Immortal Vol. 2
L'Vovo Derrango - The Headmaster
Professor - The Orientation
Teddybears - Teddybears

Best Dance Album
Black Coffee - Africa Rising
DJ Pepsi - Royal House Collection Vol. 2
DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota - Dinaledi
Oskido - I Believe
Pascal & Pearce - Passport 2.0

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Jonathan Butler - Grace and Mercy
Retief Burger, Helmut Meijer, Neil Büchner, Louis Britz - In Verwondering
Loyiso - Love Complete
Ntokozo Mbambo - Filled
Retief Burger - Luidkeels Dieper

Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Hlengiwe Mhlaba - Abba Baba
Rebecca - Live in Concert
Thulile Mbili - My Home-Heaven
Spirit Of Praise Vol. 4
Winnie Mashaba - Bophelo Ke Leeto

Best Traditional Album
George Maluleke - Magolongwani
Shabalala Rhythm - Please Call Me
Soul Brothers - Isiphithiphithi
Dr. Thomas Chauke - Shimatsatsa No.31
Zozo & Sangere Superbeat- Mabindu Vol 14

Best Maskandi Album
Bongeziwe Mabandla - Umlilo
Camagwini - Re-Birth
Kelly Khumalo - The Past, The Present, The Future
Maleh- Step Child
Nomfusi - Take Me Home

Best Jazz Album
Herbie Tsoaeli - African Time
Kyle Shepherd  - South African History IX
Lindiwe Maxolo - Time
Steve Dyer - Ubuntu Music
Tutu Puoane - Breathe

Best Classic & Instrumental Album
Maria Du Toit & Nina Schumann - Luminous Shade
CH2 - CH2 Guitar Duo Live with the UP Symphony Orchestra
Derek Gripper - One Night On Earth
Guy Buttery - To Disappear In Place
Nibs van der Spuy & Guy Buttery - In The Shade of the Wild Fig

Best Producer
Mike Beling - Strong by Blackbyrd
Crighton Goodwill - Hungry by ChianoSky
Theo Crous - Evidence by Prime Circle
Theo Crous - Journey Through The Shadows by The Parlostones
Jax Panik - Due Drop Deluxe by Toya Delazy

Best Live DVD
Lira - The Captured Tour Concert Film
The Parlotones - Dragonflies and Astronauts
Black Coffee - Africa Rising
Huisgenoot Skouspel - Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012
Zahara- THe Beginning LIVE

Best Collaboration
Lloyd Cele Feat. Fresh
Euphonik, & Slikour - Louder!
Riot Feat. Zahara - Thetha Nami
Shabalala Rhythm Feat. Oliver Mtukudzi and DJ Tira - Please Call Me
V. Underground Feat. Mishka - Gelo Wandi
Zahara Feat. Leroy Bell & Soweto Gospel Choir - Hold On (Bambelela)

Best Engineer
Christopher Tuck - Lucid Alive And Dreaming by Macstanley
Mark Beling - Strong by Blackbyrd
Crighton Goodwill - Hungry by ChianoSky
Jake Odendaal - Night of Light Die Beste Van Joe Nieman by ChianoSky
Marius Marais - Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012

Remix of the Year
Zynne Sibika - Istokvel by DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota
Chris Sen - 2012 Change The World by RJ Benjamin DJ Kent - Thinking About You Ft. Zonke - DJ Kent Remix by Theo Kgosinkwe
Pascal & Pearce - Heart - Pascal & Pearce Remix by Toya Delazy

The following Special Achievement Awards will be announced on the night of the awards ceremony: International Achievement Award, Best Selling DVD, Lifetime Achievement Award, MTN Best Selling Mobile Music Download, Best Selling True-Tone, Best Selling Ring-back Tone and Best Selling Full-Track Download.


  • Theophilus Mokoto - 2013-03-20 11:37

    Wow so many nominations,congrats to all the nominees

  • Mshini Van Der Miya - 2013-03-20 12:07

    BEST MASKANDI????? There is no maskandi musician there....or im missing something

      Zonke Ntombela - 2013-03-20 15:51

      Best Maskandi Album please go back and read

  • Victor Seun Liefo - 2013-03-20 13:56

    Some of these nominations are pathetic on a serious note.

  • Ntokozo V Zwane - 2013-03-20 16:31

    Where is the soil for flip sake, they were the best thng 2 come out last year and yet not nominated for sama's or metro's

      Kgopolo Keikei Kgomo - 2013-03-20 17:17

      im glad u see this and i agree fully, was planning to go there, bt now no thanks! walks away

  • Kgopolo Keikei Kgomo - 2013-03-20 17:14

    ok off all i dearly expected the soul, best album and best collaboration with zakwe, these guys are our number 1 play album, at home, work, school , social gatherings weddings what so ever, few nominees here i just heard off now but say THE SOIL and you will see the number of turning heard...sorry for this and congrets to all... love you kelly muffinz u dope guys big up.

  • Rickie Bushula - 2013-03-21 12:29

    Why do they put R\B and Reggae together, it does not make sense,they cant compare reggae and r\b.This is madness

  • Karin Van Niekerk Behrens - 2013-03-21 20:23

    Elvis Blue has my vote - Fantastic singer and songwriter AND a great personality!!

  • Sandulela Mjana - 2013-03-22 07:30

    how do we vote ?

  • Sandulela Mjana - 2013-03-22 07:30

    How do we Vote then/?

  • Serame Pondoza Bohale - 2013-03-22 13:35

    why Kelly Khumalo not Zonke???

  • Lindani Sithole - 2013-03-29 02:53

    zonke was nominated in 2012 for 3 awards however she won one, so it's not a surprise this year! and also she hasn't released any new album since then, so she can't be nominated twice in a row for the same album.

  • Bongani Mjojo Gumede - 2013-04-15 22:30

    i think this people they must get sm 1 who knws maskand very well in this category this is not the best maskandi

  • Dumoluhle Ncube Zinja Ncube - 2013-05-03 11:04

    best kwito for elvovo

  • Dumoluhle Ncube Zinja Ncube - 2013-05-03 11:05

    best kwaito album for elvovo

  • Mxolisi Sandile - 2013-05-09 21:24

    Ntokozo and Kelly halala should win,go gals.

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