Snotkop, Refentse, Black Coffee, and Brendan Peyper get SAMA nods
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Snotkop, Refentse, Black Coffee, and Brendan Peyper get SAMA nods

The list of SAMA nominees was announced in Johannesburg on Thursday evening and it is dominated by some of our favourite artists.

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The South African Music Awards honours the country’s best music talent in key categories, as they battle for the South African industry’s highest honour.

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The internationally-acclaimed DJ Black Coffee walked away with an impressive five nods for this year's awards. His album, Music is King, secured him nominations in the following categories: 'Album of the Year', 'Male Artist of the Year', and 'Best Dance Album'. He also received a double nomination in the 'Collaboration of the Year' category, for Drive featuring David Guetta and Delilah Montagu, as well as for Wish You Were Here featuring Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana.

Artists who keep soaring up the charts made the #SAMA25 'Best Pop Album' nominees list: Majozi for his self titled album, 'Idols SA' winner Paxton for This Is Me, 'SA's Got Talent' '14 winner Twolana for her album 2.0.1.5, Jarrad Rickets for his album Break The Rules, and Tressor for Nostalgia.

Refentse, Jan Blohm, Douvoordag, Coenie de Villiers, and Almero all got nods in the Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album category:

Nominees for the Beste Pop Album category are; Snotkop, Jan Bloukaas, Brendan Peyper, The Rockets, and 4 Werke.

The Samas will take place on June 1 at Sun City.

Here's the full nominee list:


Male Artist of the Year


Anatii - IYEZA


Black Coffee - Music is King


Nakhane - You will not die


Sjava  - Umqhele


Thokozani Langa  - Iyabuza Induna



Female Artist of the Year


Busiswa - Summer Life


Kelly Khumalo - Unleashed


Lebo Sekgobela - Umusa


Sho Madjozi - Limpopo Champions League


Zonke  - L.O.V.E



Duo/Group of the Year


Tshwane Gospel Choir - The Next Revival


Spirit of Praise - Spirit of Praise Vol.7


Ofeleba - Hi & Low


Encore - Segarona


Black Motion - Moya Wa Taola



Album of the Year


Black Coffee - Music is King


Black Motion - Moya Wa Taola


Sjava - Umqhele


Vusi Nova - Manyan-nyan


Zonke - L.O.V.E



Newcomer of the Year


Mlindo The Vocalist - Emakhaya


Paxton - This is me


Sho Madjozi - Limpopo Champions League


Simmy - Tugela Fairy


Sun-El Musician - Africa to the World



Best Jazz Album


Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane - Closer to Home


Thandi Ntuli - Exiled


Bokani Dyer Trio - Neo Native


Tune Recreation Committee - Afrika Grooves with the Tune Recreation Committee


Mandisi Dyantyis - Somandla



Best Pop Album


Jarrad Ricketts - Break the Rules


Paxton - This is me


Majozi - Majozi


Tresor - Nostalgia


Tholwana - 2.0.1.5



Beste Pop Album


4 Werke -  4 by 4


The Rockets  - Sonskyn


Brendan Peyper - Dis Nie Sonde Nie


Snotkop - SOUS


Jan Bloukaas - Lewe



Best Live Audio Visual Recording


Neyi Zimu - Another Level of Worship


Krone Various Artists - Krone 5


Jabu Hlongwane - Crosspower Experience 3


Cassper Nyovest - Fill up Orlando Stadium


Spirit of Praise Vol 7 -  Spirit of Praise 7



Best Maskandi Album


Thokozani Langa - Iyabuza Induna


Ofeleba - Hi & Low


Sgwebo Sentambo - Yekani Umona


Mbuzeni - Ungishiyelani


Ichwane Lebhaca - Imali Yesoso



Rest of Africa Artist


Diamond Platnumz - A Boy From Tandale


Kommanda Obbs - Kommanda Obbs


Mr Eazi - Lagos to London


Nixon - Who We Are


Oliver Mtukudzi - Hany'ga



Best Afro Pop Album


Kelly Khumalo - Unleashed


Mlindo The Vocalist - Emakhaya


Simmy - Tugela Fairy


Sjava - Umqhele


Vusi Nova - Manyan-Nyan



Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album


Almero - Maandag


Coenie de Villiers - Pure Coenie


Douvoordag - Die Avontuur


Jan Blohm - Die Liefde Album


Refentse - Liefdegenerasie



Best Reggae Album


Black Dillinger - Mavara is King


The Meditators - Explosion


Ras Vuyo - Diversion


Botanist - Game Changer


Bongo Riot - Next Levels      

      


Best Hip Hop Album


AKA - Touch my Blood


Emtee - DIY2


Jabba X - #FGTBB


Kid X - Thank Da King


Nasty C - Strings and Bling



Best Contemporary Faith Music Album


Tshwane Gospel Choir - The Next Revival


Khaya Mthethwa - All About Jesus


Neyi Zimu - Another Level of Worship


Ntokozo Mbambo - Moments in Time


We Will Worship - Seasons Volume 1



Best Dance Album


DJ Fistaz  - Mixwell Summer


Sun-El Musician - Africa To The World


Mobi Dixon - 10 Steps Forward


Black Coffee - Music is King


Black Motion - Moya Wa Taola



Best Traditional Faith Music Album


Lebo Sekgobela - Umusa


Paul K - Time of God Manifest


Sipho Ngwenya - Intimate Worship Season 3


Spirit of Praise 7 - Spirit of Praise Vol.7


Kholeka - Your Word - Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho



Best African Adult Contemporary Album


Anatii - IYEZA


Encore - Segarona


Nathi -  Iphupha Labantu


Ntokozo Mbambo & Nqubeko Mbatha - The Anniversary Project


Tabia - The Journey



Best R&B/Soul Album


Kabomo - All Things Red


Mlu - A Day For The Universe


Lady X - Love.Life.Complicated


Zonke - L.O.V.E


Nicksoul - Therapy



Best Kwaito/Gqom/Amapiano


Busiswa - Summer Life


Distruction Boyz - It Was All A Dream


DJ Maphorisa - Gqom Wave Vol.2


Sho Madjozi - Limpopo Champions League


Spikiri -  King Don Father



Best Rock Album


CrashCarBurn - Headlights


Dan Patlansky - Perfection Kills


Hellcats - The Hex and the Healer


The Black Cat Bones - Here is a Knife


The Parlotones - China



Best Traditional Album


Vhavhenda Cultural Group - Tshianda Nguvhoni


University of Limpopo Choristers & Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Africa Tivule


Tswelelang Cultural Dancers - Motho Wa Me


Mzimkhulu Happy Boys - Nqoba izitha


Candy - Hupenyu Unenge Viri



Best Alternative Album


Breindy and Matt - Ruth Ave


Gabi Motuba- Tefiti Goddess of Creation


Jeremy Loops  - Critical As Water


Nakhane - You will Not Die


Sannie Fox - My Soul Got Stranger



Best Adult Contemporary Album


Watershed -  Harbour


Roan Ash - Whiskey to my Soul


Georgetown - The Dog Show


Ard Matthews - Impossible Machines


8 Misses Croon - …Like never before



Best African Indigenous Faith Album


Trust in Christ Ministries - Elami Igama


The General Isitimela - Amen Ezulwini


Ithimba Le-Africa - Sesiphunyukile


In Zion of Christ -  Izinyembezi


Christ Worshippers Mass Choir - Nkosi Ngiyakuthanda



Best Engineer


CH2 - Starstruck  


Nasty C - Strings and Bling


Sjava - Umqhele


Hellcats - The Hex and the Healer


Vusi Nova - Manyan-nyan



Remix of the Year


DJ Capital - Skebe Dep Dep ft. Kwesta, Kid X, Reason, Youngsta CPT and Stogie T


Prince Kaybee - Club Controller


SPHEctacula and DJ Naves - Bhampa  


Zakes Bantwini - Bang Bang Bang  


Zakwe -  Sebentin ft. Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Jabulani Tsambo; Lesego Moiloa; Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi; Ncazelo Mtolo



Collaboration of the year


Sun-El Musician - Sonini ft. Simphiwe Nhlangulela


Sun-El Musician - Ntaba Ezikude ft. Simphiwe Nhlangulela


Dj Sumbody - Monate Mpolaye ft. Cassper Nyovest, Thebe and Vettis


Black Coffee - Drive  ft. David Guetta and Delilah Montagu


Black Coffee - Wish you were here ft. Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana



Music Video of the Year


Bongeziwe Mabandla ft. Spoek Mathambo - Bawo Wam


Jeremy Loops - Gold  


Mafikizolo ft. Jah Prayzah  -  Mazuva Akanaka   


Sho Madjozi  -  Huku 


The Parlotones  - Beautiful Life



Best Produced Album


AKA - Touch my Blood               


Kholeka - Your Word - Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho 


The Vocalist - Emakhaya   


Nasty C - String and Bling 


Zonke - L.O.V.E 

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