Kwesta steals the show with most Sama awards
Rapper Kwesta left with an armload of Sama awards at the 23rd edition of the ceremony at the Sun City Superbowl in the North West.
JOHANNESBURG – Rapper Kwesta left with an armload of South African Music Awards (Sama) awards on Saturday evening at the Sun City Superbowl in the North West.
The 23rd edition of the Samas were hosted by comedian Tumi Morake and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo.
The Ngud hit maker started his winning streak when he won the Best Collaboration Album at the industry awards. The rapper walked away with the following: Samro Highest Airplay of the Year, SAMPRA Highest Airplay of the Year, Best Rap Album, Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year for his Dakar II album and hit single Ngud.
Newcomer Amanda Black had an impressive run, picking up two of the top five awards - Best Newcomer of the Year and Best Female Artist of the Year, adding to her silverware the Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album award that she won last night, making her a three-time Sama winner on her debut album.
Nasty C walked away with Record of the Year award with his song Hell Naw.
The star-studded show also saw the industry pay respects to its own legends.
Rebecca Malope, Don Laka and Babsy Mlangeni were honoured with Lifetime Achievement awards.
Complete list of winners:
• Best Newcomer of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu
• Best Duo-Group of the Year – Black Motion – Ya Badimo
• Best Female Artist of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu
• Best Male Artist of the Year – Kwesta – Dakar II
• Best Album of the Year – Kwesta - Dakar II
• Record of the Year – Nasty C – Hell Naw
• Best Maskandi Album – Khuzani – Inyoni yomthakathi
• Classical Instrumental Album – Charl du Pleassis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol.II
• Best Afro Pop Album – Vusi Nova – Vusi Nova
• African Indigenous Gospel Album – Living In Christ Legends – Living In Christ Legends
• Best Rock Album – Albert Frost – The Wakeup
• Best Pop Album – GoodLuck – The Nature Within
• Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album – Joshua na die Reen – Die Wereld Binne My
• Best Rap Album – Kwesta – Darak II
• Best Kwaito Album – Dr Malinga – Goodwill
• Best Dance Album – Black Motion – Ya Badimo
• Best Traditional Faith Music Album – Sprit of Praise – Spirit of Praise Vol.6
• Samro Highest Airplay of the Year – Ngud – Kwesta
• SAMPRA Highest Airplay of the Year – Ngud - Kwesta