PICS: This is what the Samas looked like 10 years ago

2017-04-21 12:00


Kelly Khumalo, Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu, Khanyi Mb
Kelly Khumalo, Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu, Khanyi Mbau (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town - The gowns were sparkly and it was acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors.

The Sama23 nominees have been annouced and as we gear up for this year's award ceremony, we take a look at what the Samas looked like a decade ago. Way back in 2007!

Prepare to see lots of costume bling, oversized sunglasses and one white fedora.

You've been warned!  

1. TV personality Khanyi Mbau and her former husband (and ex-millionaire) businessman Mandla Mthembu attended the award show together. Khanyi accessorised with a hair scrunchy (remember those?) and Mandla, with what can only be described as a "man purse."  

Khanyi Mbau

2. Singer Kelly Khumalo drew attention to her chest with a massive gold star pendant and rocked some fancy acrylic french tips. Also, bangs.

Kelly Khumalo

3. Local RnB singer Danny K brought his mom along to the glitzy event, and decided to go with a pair of brown ombre aviator sunglasses.

Danny K

3. Afrikaans singer Amor Vittone was also there, along with her former husband Joost van der Westhuizen. 

4. Nhlanhla Nciza also went for the ombre sunglasses combo. 


5. She even had a different pair for her on-stage performance. And we can't not mention those dangle chandelier earrings. Yes, we did.

Nhlanhla Nciza

6. Former Idols winner Heinz Winkler presented an award.

Heinz Winkler

7. Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu and her huge, massive, gigantic clutch walked the yellow carpet. Noeleen and her bag were accompanied by Alan Ford who wore a white blazer, white fedora and distressed jeans. 

Noeleen Maholwana-Sangqu

8. The Bala Brothers coordinated their outfits perfectly. And apparently silk ties were a thing. 

The Bala Brothers

9. And this is what the stage looked like. Gasp!

Samas 2007

(Photos: Gallo)