All the 2015 SAMA XXI winners

Beatenberg win big at #SAMAXXIHere is the full list of this years’s South African Music Awards winners (#SAMAXXI):
• Album of the Year
Beatenberg The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg

• Duo or Group of the Year
Beatenberg The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg

• Female Artist of the Year
Bucie Princess of House (Easy to Love)

• Male Artist of the Year
AKA Levels

• Newcomer of the Year
Cassper Nyovest Tsholofelo

• Best Rock Album
aKing Morning After

• Best Pop Album
Beatenberg The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg

• Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)
Riana Nel Die Regte Tyd

• Best Rap Album
K.O. Skhanda Republic

• Best Kwaito Album
Professor University of Kalawa Jazmee Since 1994

• Best Dance Album
Black Motion Fortune Teller

• Best Traditional Faith Music Album
S’fiso Ncwane Bayede Baba
KIA RECORD OF THE YEAR
Caracara – K.O. ft. Kid X

SPECIAL AWARDS
• Lifetime Achievement Awards
Zim Ngqawana
Mdu Masilela
Mandla “Spikiri” Mofokeng

• International Achievement Award
Wouter Kellerman

WINNERS: INDUSTRY AWARDS
• Best Adult Contemporary Album
Niemand Back Again

• Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Dewald Wasserfall #EkEnJy

• Best African Adult Album
Maleh You Make My Heart Go

• Best Alternative Album
Bittereinder Skerm

• Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Afrotraction For the Lovers

• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Loyiso Bala Power Love Sound

• Best Traditional Music Album
Botlhale Boikanyo Spoken Word & Music

• Best Maskandi Album
Thokozani Langa Igema Lami

• Best Jazz Album
McCoy Mrubata Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2

• Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
Wouter Kellerman Winds of Samsara

• Best Live DVD
Lira First Decade (producer: Robin Kohl)

• Best Collaboration
K.O. ft. Kid X Caracara

• Remix of the Year
DJ Sbu, Robbie Malinga Indlela Yam by DJ Sbu
& Mojalefa Thebe

• Best Music Video of the Year
Ryan Kruger (director) Let the Night In by Prime Circle

• Best Producer of the Year
Wouter Kellerman & Winds of Samsara by Wouter Kellerman
Ricky Kej

• Best Engineer of the Year
Brian O’Shea, Crighton Johnny Apple by Johnny Apple
Goodwill & Marius Brouwer
BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC DOWNLOADS
• Best Selling Album
Die Regte Tyd – Riana Nel

• Best Selling DVD
Vol. 18 One Purpose – Joyous Celebration

• Best Selling Ring-Back Tone
Pluto (Remember You) – DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg

• Best Selling Full-Track Download
Pluto (Remember You) – DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg

SAMPRA AWARD
• Highest Airplay of the Year (2014)
Pluto (Remember You) – DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg

Here’s why HHP will be good for #SAMAXXI

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BREAKING NEWS, South African rapper HHP has been announced as the host of this year’s South African Music Awards. Jabba will step onto the stage come the 19th of April as agent XXI.

For the last two years show organisers decided run the show without a host and while that worked, I believe a host really pieces all the presenters, performers and in general the show together just perfectly.

What’s in the SAMAXXI Goodie bags?

Here are a couple of reasons why HHP wins as a host:

  • He’s a musician and this is SA music’s biggest night. So he’ll bring that much needed musical element to the show.
  • He’s a charmer. Remember when he won Strictly Come Dancing a few years ago? SA loved him
  • He appeals to a wide audience…. Black, white, coloured, Indian. That’s important for a show like this, where there are genres for days and an accompanying viewing audience too
  • He’s smart and witty, which is what a host needs. LL Cool J really is a talking head at the Grammys. Sure he has personality, but HHP really has a lot more personality. I’m sure he’ll be involved in the script writing process, and that will put him in a good position come the 19th. Maybe the newly announced host of The Daily Show and former SAMA host, Trevor Noah can give him some tips too 😉
  • He’s a hard worker and so you know he’ll be grafting his ass off up to and including the actual show.
  • He’s Jabba… He made ‘Tshwana fashinoaboli’, he was ‘Born For This‘ and now he’s making SAMA City hot too.

Very chuffed and pleased with this decision. Good jon SAMA peops 🙂

Social media links for SAMA XXI:
Website: www.samusicawards.co.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthAfricanMusicAwards
Twitter: @TheSamas
Instagram: @TheSamas_
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/samusicawards
Hashtag: #SAMAXXI
Mobisite: www.samatv.mobi

 

What’s in the R2-million SAMA XXI goodie bags?

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Each and every year the Sun City Superbowl comes to life, as the who’s who from the South Africa music industry descend on the entertainment complex for the annual South African Music Awards. This year the SAMA team are celebrating twenty one years and it will no doubt be an incredible evening. The awards go down on the 19th of April and those lucky enough to be presenting, performing or hosting will be given yet another incredible goodie bag and this year’s goodie bags are valued at a whopping R2-million bucks combined. Shame ne? And these celebs hardly need any of this stuff 😉 Check this out

 

  • Complimentary Twisp e-cigarette, complete with accessories. You know it’s trendy to Twisp and not actually smoke anymore, so this is clever. The Super Bowl might be all Twisped out though… the haze of Twisp 🙂
  • Ray-Ban is back again and handing out some their most stylish sunnies
  • They’re getting a classy Converse watch too and trust me, if my movie screening prizes were anything to go by, these watches will be rocking
  • Miglio Designer Jewellery is supplying a set of exquisite Swarovski crystal earrings for the women and a bracelet for the men, with John Craig chipping in a handsome wallet.
  • Toe Porn will be handing out some funky socks, hoodies from Le Coq Sportif will be in the bags, which is perfectly timed for Fall and Winter. There are T-shirts from Cipo & Baxx, with Pamela Mann tucking some fashionable leggings in to the bags for good measure
  • Rocka is throwing in some earphones as well as terrific caps. I love my headphones… Mi Casa and Danny K’s are my favourites
  • Products from Mizani, Mia Rose perfume and Body Essence tissue oil courtesy of Avroy Shlain, Candi & Co hair styling vouchers and Moroccan Oil gift sets, and Iman make-up products.

#NOTKAK!!!
The annual XXI Annual South African Music Awards will be broadcast live on SABC 1 on Sunday, 19 April 2015 from 20h00. If you, like me, wont be at Sun City this year, you can watch all the action on the mobi site www.samatv.mobi

Vote for your Kia Record of the Year winner

Last week I shared a list of this year’s SAMA nominees (click here to view them) and now you get the chance to be involved. Every year the Record of the Year nominees invite fans to vote for their favourite songs, artists. Wondering who made the cut this year? Check out the nominees below:

Vote for the KIA Record of the Year by SMSing the keyword next to your favourite track (e.g. KIA 1) to 33123:
KIA 1  Build It Up – Monark
KIA 2  Busa – Euphonik, Bob’Ezy & Mpumi
KIA 3  Caracara – K.O ft. Kid X
KIA 4  Congratulate – AKA
KIA 5  Easy to Love –  Bucie ft Heavy K
KIA 6  Pluto (Remember You) – DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg
KIA 7  Rafael – Beatenberg
KIA 8  Rainbow – Black Motion ft. Xoli M
KIA 9  Turn You On – Mi Casa
KIA 10  Y Tjukutja – Uhuru ft. Professor, Oskido & DJ Bucks

No Cassper Nyovest? According to The Juice, he aint happy about it…

And the 2015 SAMA nominees are…

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And the nominees for the South African Music Awards XXI:
• Album of the Year
Beatenberg             The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Cassper Nyovest    Tsholofelo
K.O.                         Skhanda Republic
Ringo Madlingozi    Vulani
The Soil                   Nostalgic Moments

• Duo or Group of the Year
Beatenberg             The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Bittereinder              Skerm
BlackByrd                Home
McCoy Mrubata       Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2
The Soil                   Nostalgic Moments

• Female Artist of the Year
Bucie                       Princess of House (Easy to Love)
Lulu Dikana             I Came to Love
Maleh                      You Make My Heart Go
Moneoa                   Ndim Lo
Simphiwe Dana       Firebrand

• Male Artist of the Year
AKA                         Levels
Cassper Nyovest    Tsholofelo
Jimmy Nevis           The Masses
K.O.                         Skhanda Republic
Ringo Madlingozi    Vulani

• Newcomer of the Year
Beatenberg             The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Cassper Nyovest    Tsholofelo
Duncan                   Street Government
Howie Combrink     Eat it While it’s Hot
Jeremy Loops         Trading Change

• Best Rock Album
aKing                   Morning After
Prime Circle         Let the Night In
Reburn                 Majestic
Taxi Violence       Tenfold
Zebra & Giraffe    Knuckles

• Best Pop Album
Beatenberg           The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg
Jimmy Nevis         The Masses
Monark                  Negatives
The Kiffness          KIFF
Toya Delazy          Ascension

• Beste Pop Album
Bobby van Jaarsveld  Maak ’n Wens
Eden                           Nooit Oud Raak Nie
Kurt Darren                 Lied vir die Vrou
Nádine                        Skildery
Riana Nel                    Die Regte Tyd

• Best Adult Contemporary Album
Arno Carstens             Lightning Prevails
BlackByrd                    Home
Howie Combrink          Eat it While it’s Hot
Josie Field                   S’bongile
Niemand                      Back Again

• Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Adam Tas                    Want Jy is Boer
Chris Chameleon & Posduif
Daniella Deysel
Dewald Wasserfall      #EkEnJy
Dozi                             Hande Vol Genade
Pieter Koen                 Wat die Hart Van Vol Is

• Best African Adult Album
Kelly Khumalo              Back to My Roots
Maleh                           You Make My Heart Go
Max-Hoba                     Travelling Man
Ringo Mandlingozi        Vulani
Simphiwe Dana             Firebrand

• Best Alternative Album
Bittereinder                   Skerm
Bye Beneco                  Space Elephant
Dassie                           Mistress
Jeremy Loops               Trading Change
Tailor                             Light

• Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
Afrotraction                   For the Lovers
Lulu Dikana                   I Came to Love
Moneoa                         Ndim Lo
The Soil                         Nostalgic Moments
Vusi Nova                      Did It for Love

• Best Rap Album
AKA                               Levels
Duncan                          Street Government
Cassper Nyovest           Tsholofelo
K.O.                                Skhanda Republic
Reason                           Audio High Definition

• Best Kwaito Album
L’vovo Derrango              The Boss
Phi & Ginger                    Licence to Hustle
Professor                         University of Kalawa Jazmee Since 1994
Thebe                              Legend
Trompies                         Delicious

• Best Dance Album
Black Motion                    Fortune Teller
Bucie                                Princess of House (Easy to Love)
Cuebur                             The Brand New Me: Soul Candi Sessions 2015 (Disc 2)
Da Capo                           Da Capo
DJ Clock                           The 4th Tick: A Clockumentary

• Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Andile KaMajola                Chapter 6 Ujehova Ungibiyele
Rebecca Malope               Ama VIP
Rofhiwa Manyaga             Victory in the Blood
S’fiso Ncwane                   Bayede Baba
Worship House                 Live Project 11

• Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Khaya Mthethwa               The Uprising (Limited Edition)
Loyiso Bala                        Power Love Sound
Ndo Dlakadla                     Rhythm of Worship
Tebello Sukwene               He’s Alive
Word and Life                     Freedom

• Best Traditional Music Album
Botlhale Boikanyo              Spoken Word & Music
Brian Finch                         Living for Yesterday
Imfez’emnyama                  Palesa
Impumelelo                         Isiporoporo
Qadasi (David Jenkins)       Uhambo Olusha

• Best Maskandi Album
Abakwamnyandu                KoMalume
Amawele Ka Mamtshawe   Mhla Uphelamandla
Ichwane Lebhaca               Ohulumeni
Maqhinga Radebe              iFacebook
Thokozani Langa                Igema Lami

• Best Jazz Album
Herbie Tsoaeli                    African Time Quartet in Concert
Kyle Shepherd Trio            Dream State
Marcus Wyatt &                  Maji Maji in the Land of Milk and Honey
Language 12
McCoy Mrubata    Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2
Nduduzo Makhathini           Mother Tongue

• Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
CH2 Guitar Duo                 Soos in die Ou Dae
Charl du Plessis Trio          Baroqueswing
Tony Cox                            Padkos
University of Pretoria           Phoenix Camerata
Wouter Kellerman               Winds of Samsara

• Best Live DVD
Benjamin Dube Renewal in His Presence (producers: Aubrey Peacock & Benjamin Dube)
Krone    Krone Live (producer: Ben Heyns)
Lira    First Decade (producer: Robin Kohl)
Spirit of Praise Spirit of Praise Vol. 5 (producers: Aubrey Peacock, Benjamin Dube & Oupa Montshiwagae)
Various Artists   Innibos is Groot 2014 ‘Live’ (producer: Barry Pretorius)

• Best Collaboration
AKA ft. K.O.                 Run Jozi
Cassper Nyovest ft.     Gusheshe
OkMalumkoolkat
DJ Clock ft. Beatenberg   Pluto
K.O. ft. Kid X                    Caracara
The Soil ft. Ladysmith      Hamba Uyosebenza
Black Mambazo

• Best Music Video of the Year
Alessio Bettocchi (director)  Yaya by DJ Dimplez ft. Dream Team & Anatii
Mzi Kumalo (director)         Turn You On by Mi Casa
Ryan Kruger (director)                      Let the Night In by Prime Circle
Kyle Lewis (director)  In Defence of My Art by Tumi Molekane
Zakes Bantwini (director)  Ghetto by Zakes Bantwini

• Best Producer of the Year
Lulu Dikana & Powella Tiemo    I Came to Love by Lulu Dikana
Ewald Jansen van Rensburg   Negatives by Monark
Denholm Harding   Let the Night In by Prime Circle
David Scott    KIFF by The Kiffness
Wouter Kellerman &  Winds of Samsara by Wouter Kellerman
Ricky Kej

• Best Engineer of the Year
Brian O’Shea, Crighton   Johnny Apple by Johnny Apple
Goodwill & Marius Brouwer

Dave Reynolds & Peter  The Light of Day by Dave Reynolds
Pearlson

Peter Auret    Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2 by McCoy Mrubata
Brendyn ‘Rusti’ Rossouw  Let the Night In by Prime Circle
Jürgen von Wechmar,   Ascension by Toya Delazy
Rogan Kelsey, Ross Fink
& Jaziel Sommers

• Remix of the Year
DJ Sbu, Robbie Malinga        Indlela Yam by DJ Sbu
& Mojalefa Thebe
Select Play                              Tsiki Tsiki Remix by Duncan
Goldfish Moonwalk Away (Goldfish Moon Landing Mix) Radio Edit by Goldfish
Heavy K                  Personal Paradise by Danny K featuring Donald
Riky Rick                                   Amantombazane by Riky Rick

Category winners to be announced at the awards ceremony:
KIA RECORD OF THE YEAR
SPECIAL AWARDS
• International Achievement Awards
• Lifetime Achievement Awards

BEST SELLING MOBILE MUSIC DOWNLOAD
• Best Selling Album
• Best Selling DVD
• Best Selling Mobile Music Download
• Best Selling Ring-Back Tone
• Best Selling Full-Track Download

SAMPRA AWARD
• Highest Airplay of the Year

Note the Kia Record of the Year nominees will be announced on Live Amp tomorrow night at 21:00. The awards will once again be at Sun City. The date is confirmed for the 19th of April. See you there.