Nathi, Emtee dominate SAMA22

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Nathi, Emtee dominate SAMA22 Nathi Mankayi

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Nathi Mankayi

Nathi Mankayi

Saturday night was massive for Afro-soul sensation Nathi Mankayi, who was crowned king of the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) at the Durban ICC, beating off stiff challenge from established superstars and fellow newcomers alike.

Nathi, whose album Buyelekhaya and single Nomvula sent South Africa into a collective swoon last year, scooped five awards for Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album, Best Newcomer (supported by Apple Music), Best Male Artist, Best-selling Full-track Music Download and Best-selling Album of the Year.

But, there’s never a dull moment when the biggest musical acts come together. The surprises were strong – AKA getting snubbed was a particular standout – while performances from Nathi, Ricky Rick and DJ Bongz kept the energy cranked high. From Somizi and Thando’s great hosting abilities, to a heartfelt tribute to the late Lebo Mathosa, the awards went off without a hitch.

Singers Nakhane Toure and Moneoa took to stage for a touching performance, paying tribute to Mathosa. Singing one of Lebo’s songs, I Love Music, the duo left us with goosebumps. Koyo Bala, who passed on a few months ago, was also honoured during the show.

Somizi and Thando Thabethe hardly held back from throwing shade throughout the entire show. Not only did Somizi suggest that the Big Nuz members need his fitness DVD, at one point, Thando jokingly warned Somizi that she will get Bonang to call him to order. However, the best part was when Somizi said: ‘‘Ngini thanda noooooooooooooonke [I love all of you],” when closing the show – placing emphasis on ‘nonke,’ a catch-phrase coined by Euphonik during a Twitter rant aimed at his ex Bonang Matheba last month.

Below is the full list of winners for the 22nd


Annual South African Music Awards:

Album of the Year: Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Duo or Group of the Year: Big Nuz – For the Fans

Female Artist of the Year: Zonke – Work of Heart

Male Artist of the Year: Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Newcomer of the Year: Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Rock Album: Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself

Best Pop Album: Tresor – VII

Beste Pop Album: Karlien van Jaarsveld – My Hartjie

Best Adult Contemporary Album: Judith Sephuma – One Word

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album: Elvis Blue – Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens

Best African Adult Album: Dizu Plaatjies & Friends – Ubuntu – The Common String

Best Alternative Album: Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album: Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Best Rap Album: Emtee – Avery

Best Kwaito Album: Big Nuz – For the Fans

Best Dance Album: Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Best Traditional Faith Music Album: TYGC Family – The Journey Begins

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album: Ntokozo Mbambo – Spirit and Life

Best Maskandi Album: Imithente – Ichakijana

Best Jazz Album: Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR – One Night in the Sun Jazz Orchestra

Best Classical/Instrumental Album: Wouter Kellerman – Love Language

Best Live Audiovisual Recording: Jimmy Dludlu – Live at Emperors Palace

Best Collaboration: Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi – Shumaya & Trademark

Best Music Video of the Year: Jack Parow & Freshly Ground Army of One

Best Produced Album of the Year: Zahara – Country Girl

Best Engineered Album of the Year: Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Best Remix of the Year: DJ Sliqe – Do Like I Do Remix

International Achievement Award: – Black Coffee

Lifetime Achievement Awards: – Nana Coyote (posthumous award), Bhekumuzi Luthuli (posthumous award), Roger Lucey

Best Selling Album: Nathi (Buyelekhaya)

Best Selling DVD – Joyous Celebration (Volume 19: Back to the Cross)

Best Selling Overall Music Download – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)

Best Selling Music Download (Ring-back Tone) – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)

Best Selling Full-track Music Download – Nathi (Nomvula)

Highest Radio Airplay of the Year – DBN Nyts (Shumaya)

Highest Radio Airplay Composers’ Award – Samkele Maphumulo, Kabelo Masekane, Cebo Ngcobo, Wanda Shabalala and Lwazi Yokwana for Shumaya by Dbn Nyts

Best Selling Digital Download Composers’ Award: – Sfiso Ncwane (Bayede Baba)

Amstel Record of the year: Roll Up by Emtee

– Channel24/Times Live


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