SAMA 23 AS IT HAPPENED: Performances, winners and red carpet looks
Cape Town - Celebrating the best local music has to offer, Sama 23 promises be a night to remember as South Africa's most talented singers and performers take to the stage.
The main SAMA 23 event on 27 May 2017 will be broadcast live from Sun City on SABC1 at 20:00.
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Sama 23: All the celebrity looks from the red carpet
Tumi Morake looks beautiful in black as she opens the Sama23 event ceremony.
Somizi walks onto stage with a bedazzled mask.
Kurt Darren opens the award ceremony with his song, Kaalvoet Sokkie.
Khuli Chana up next looking colourful.
Stogie T doing his thing and we love it!
We agree! Loving the chemistry between Tumi and Somizi.
Pearl Thusi presents tonight's first award. And the Sama goes to Kwest ft. Casper Nyovest for highest airplay of the year!
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The next award goes to...
Somizi's third outfit change for the night.
And he has gone rogue!
11 categories to go!
Kelly Khumalo takes to the stage in hot pink. She looks gorgeous!
Twitter praises Kelly Khumalo's performance.
We've got another winner!
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Arno Carstens is up next and takes to the Sama23 stage.
The people want more music!
Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album goes to Joshua Na Die Reën - Die Wêreld Binne My
GoodLuck wins the Sama for best pop album. Well done!
Paying tribute to musicians lost in 2016/17
Best rap album up next. We've been waiting...
10 minutes to go!
Amanda Black and Kwesta win Female and Male Artist of The Year.
PICS: Skolopad flashes her thigh in a revealing dress at Sama 23
Album and Record of The Year still to go. Good luck to all the nominees.
That's a wrap! Time for the after party. Yes!