19th Annual MTN SAMA Awards | Nominees


It’s almost that time of year again, the time South African musicians, producers, engineers and video directors look forward to: The MTN South African Music Awards.

The list of nominees for this year’s SAMA Awards, now in its 19th year, was announced today at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg. The awards themselves are set to take place at the Sun City Superbowl on the 10th and the 11th of May.

Producers assure us that this year will be the “most digitally conneted” awards ceremony for the SAMAs ever. The nominee announcement was streamed live on the MTN SAMA mobisite and on Facebook. All the festivities that will take place on the Y’ello Carpet will also be streamed live to these sites. You can catch all the glitzy action as well on either the mobisite, Facebook or on YouTube.

MTN SAMA CEO, Nhlanhla Sibisi, confidently assured South Africans in statement that, “There will be shock, awe and surprises and we cannot wait for the weekend of 10 – 11 May 2012 at the Sun City Superbowl”.

2013 seems to be the Year of the Newcomer with many of the newcomers receiving the bulk of the judges’ nods. Toya Delazy leads the pack with a staggering 6 nominations including Pop Album and Record of the Year. She’s followed hot on the heels by ChianoSky with 5 nominations. The Muffinz, DJ Vetkuk vs. Mahoota and BlackByrd all received 4 nominations a piece.

Record of the Year sees a plethora of artists nominated and every South African will have someone to root for! Voting lines for Record of the Year opened on the 20th of March and close on the 9th of May at 8pm. The top 5 records will move forward into a final voting process to decide on a winner. Voting lines will reopen for these nominees on the 10th of May at 8am and the winner will be announced on the 11th, live on SABC1.

In case you missed it, check out the full list of nominees right here:

Album of the Year
Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time
Maleh – Step Child
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled
The Muffinz – Have You Heard?

Duo or Group
BlackByrd – Strong
Desmond & The Tutus – MNUSIC
DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota – Dinaledi
Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance
The Muffinz – Have You Heard?

Female Artist
ChianoSky – Hungry
Kelly Khumalo – The Past, The Present, The Future
Lulu Dikana – This is the Life
Maleh – Step Child
Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

Male Artist
Arno Carstens – Atari Gala
Elvis Blue – Journey
Khuli Chana – Lost in Time
ProVerb – Fourthwrite
Reason – Audio3D

Bongeziwe Mabandla – Umlilo
Khaya – For You
Tailor – The Dark Horse
The Muffinz – Have You Heard?
Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Rock Album
Arno Carstens – Atari Gala
Desmond & The Tutus – MNUSIC
Prime Circle – Evidence
The Plastics – Pyramid
Zebra & Giraffe – The Wisest Ones

Pop Album
ChianoSky – Hungry
Kurt Darren – In Jou Oë
Lloyd Cele – No Limits
Snotkop – Oppas
Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Adult Contemporary Album
BlackByrd – Strong
Elvis Blue – Journey
Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance
Lira – The Captured Tour Concert Film
Nianell – My Heart

Kontemporêre Musiek
Bobby Van Jaarsveld – Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie
Jay & Lianie – Bonnie En Clyde
Juanita du Plessis – Jy Voltooi My
Romanz – Hou Vas
Theuns Jordaan – Roeper

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

Alternative Album
Bittereinder – Die Dinkdansmasjien
Fetish – Little Heart
iScream & The Chocolate Stix – The Paradox
Tailor – The Dark Horse
Yoav – Blood Vine

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

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

Kwaito Album
Bhar – Morning Bang
Kabelo – Immortal Vol. 2
L’Vovo Derrango – The Headmaster
Professor – The Orientation
Teddybears – Teddybears

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

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

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

Traditional Album
George Maluleke – Magolongwani
Shabalala Rhythm – Please Call Me
Soul Brothers – Siphithiphithi
Dr. Thomas Chauke – Na Shinyori Sisters Shimatsatsa No. 31
Zozo & Sangere – Superbeat Mabindu Vol 14

Maskandi Album
Ichwane Lebhaca – Inkunzi Yomthakathi
Imithente – Vuka Mathambo
Ntombethongo – Thokozile
Phuzekhemisi – Bayede Zulu
Zero Khumalo – O Sugar Daddy

Jazz Album
Herbie Tsoaeli – African Time
Kyle Shepherd – South African History !X
Lindiwe Maxolo – Time
Steve Dyer – Ubuntu Music
Tutu Puoane – Breathe

Classic & Instrumental Album
Maria du Toit & Nina Schumann – Luminous Shade
CH2 CH 2 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

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

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

Music Video of the Year
Benza: AKA – Jealousy
Salomon Ligthelm: Gangs Of Ballet – Hello Sweet World
Warwick Allan: Prime Circle – Evidence
Jolyon Ellis: Spoonfeedas – Attack of the Hadedas
Claudio Pavan: The Parlotones – Honey Spiders

Mark Beling: BlackByrd – Strong
Crighton Goodwill: ChianoSky – Hungry
Theo Crous: Prime Circle – Evidence
Theo Crous: The Parlotones – Journey Through The Shadows
Jax Panik: Toya Delazy – Due Drop Deluxe

Christopher Tuck: Macstanley Lucid – Alive And Dreaming
Mark Beling: BlackByrd – Strong
Crighton Goodwill: ChianoSky – Hungry
Jake Odendaal: Joe Niemand – Night of Light, Die Beste Van Joe Niemand
Marius Marais: Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012

Remix of the Year
Zynne Sibika: DJ Vetkuk Vs Mahoota – Istokvel
Chris Sen: RJ Benjamin – 2012 Change The World
DJ Kent: Theo Kgosinkwe – Thinking About You ft. Zonke
Pascal & Pearce: Toya Delazy – Heart
ClassyMenace: Toya Delazy – Pump It On

Record of the Year
B.O.P – Wa Muhle
Black Motion – Father To Be
ChianoSky – Walking Away
DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota – Stokvel
DJ Zinhle – My Name Is
Donald – I Deserve
Elvis Blue – Lifeline
HHP – Bosso
Kabomo – Colour of You
Khaya – Move
Liquideep – Still
Lloyd Cele – Hero
Mi Casa – HeavenlySent
Oskido – Tsa Mandebele
Riot – Thetha Nami
Sfiso Ncwane – Kulungile Baba
Teargas – Wake Up
Toya Delazy – Love is in the Air
Zahara – Umthwalo
Zonke – Feelings


6 thoughts on “19th Annual MTN SAMA Awards | Nominees

  1. what is Klly Khumalo doing on the song of the year nominees come on? where is via orlando this SAMA’s are a flop srs and why is Zonke not in the best Female ( feelings) come guys…

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