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18th Annual MTN SAMA Nominees Announced

March 8, 2012

It is that time of the year again where South African artists unite for the annual MTN SAMA Music awards. This year’s nominees where announcedearlier today at the Turbine Hall, in Johannesburg’s Newtown District.

As guessed, Zahara is leading the pack with an astounding seven nominations for her debut album, ‘Loliwe’. House trio, Mi Casa and Kwazulu Natal based artist, Zwake, bow behind with an impressive five nominations.

Other nominees include Loyiso Bala, HHP, Judith Sephuma, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Martin PK, Jack Sparow, Goodluck, Taxi Violence, Zonke and AKA. The 18th Annual MTN SAMA awards will be hosted at the Sun City resort on April 29th and 30th. Check out the full list of nominees and details on how to vote for your Record Of The Year.

Album Of The Year

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Duo or Group Of The Year

Big Nuz – Pound For Pound
Goodluck – Goodluck
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home

Female Artist Of The Year

Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Josie Field – 1984
Nomhle – Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Zahara – Loliwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

Male Artist Of The Year

AKA – Altar Ego
Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana – Songbook Chapter 1
Zakwe – Zakwe

Newcomer Of The Year

Lwanda Gogwana – Songbook Chapter 1
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Shadowclub – Guns and Money
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe

BEST TRADITIONAL MUSIC ALBUM

Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Joe Shirimani Na Vana Va Ndoda – Banana
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Soul Brothers – Amaphutha
Zozo – Tshigotsha Nama

BEST CLASSICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Ben Schoeman – Liszt
CH2 – Ping
Charl Du Plessis Trio – Shanghai Brunch
Derek Gripper – The Sound Of Water
Zoë Beyers – Mendelssohn

BEST JAZZ ALBUM

Adam Glasser – Mzansi
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana – Songbook Chapter 1
Marcus Wyatt – ZAR
Vusi Khumalo – Reasons For Seasons

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Chris Chameleon – As Jy Weer Skryf
Coenie De Villiers – Hart Van Glas
Elvis Blue – Elvis Blue (2CD Special Edition)
Josie Field – 1984
Judith Sephuma – I Am A Living Testimony

BEST AFRICAN ADULT ALBUM

Moreira Chonguica And Various – Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends Of Mozambique
Nomhle – Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Somizi – 9 Lives – My Genesis
Unathi – With Love
Zonke – Ina Ethe

BEST CONTEMPORARY FAITH MUSIC ALBUM

Joe Niemand – Ek Sal Nie Bang Wees Nie
Martin PK – Man On A Mission
Swazi Dlamini – Gospel Meets Jazz – Live In Durban
The Plain Truth – We Are The Shining Ones
We Will Worship – The Movemeant Begins

BEST TRADITIONAL FAITH MUSIC ALBUM

Kgotso – New Dawn
Nqubeko Mbatha – Forever I’ll Worship
Sfiso Ncwane – Kulungile Baba
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Soweto Spiritual Singers – Open Heavens

BEST KIDDIES ALBUM

Carike Keuzenkamp – Carike & Ghoempie Kuier Saam Met Ghoeghoe In Kinderland 8
Helena Smith – Luidkiz 2 U Naam Is Ons Kreet!
Minki Burger & Alta Joubert – Lollos 3 Boem Boem, Ons Gaan Groen!
Riku Lätti – Janneman In Die Diereryk
Wendy Oldfield – Singalong Kidz Volume 2

BEST ROCK ALBUM

aKING – The Red Blooded Years
Shadowclub- Guns And Money
Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home
The Graeme Watkins Project – Corridors Of The Mind
Van Coke Kartel – Wie’s Bang

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Ashtray Electric – Measured In Falls
Dear Reader – Idealistic Animals
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Wilder As Die Wildtuin
The Dirty Skirts – Lost In The Fall
Wrestlerish – Towns

BEST POP ALBUM

Brandon October – Brandon October
Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Hulle – Hulle
Jozi – Moving The City
Lloyd Cele – One

BEST DANCE ALBUM

G.Family Deep House Chronicles 6
Ganyani Entertainment Presents The Family 1st Gathering
Goodluck Goodluck
Mi Casa Mi Casa Music
Pascal & Pearce Passport

BEST STREET URBAN ALBUM

AKA – Altar Ego
HHP – Motswafrika
Jack Parow – Eksie Ou
L-Tido – All Or Nothing
Zakwe – Zakwe

BEST SMOOTH URBAN ALBUM

Afro’traction – Soulfully Yours
Kabomo – All Things Grey
Lira – Return To Love (Deluxe Edition)
Mckenzie – Poetic Genesis
Zahara – Loliwe

BEST MASKANDI ALBUM

Imithente – Mbibi
Mfiliseni Magubane – Amandla Ami
Phuzekhemisi – Amapasi
Sakhile Mfuphi – Ngikhanyisele
Thokozani Langa – I-Protection Order

BEST SOKKIE DANS ALBUM

Donovan Vallance – Rock My Wêreld
Gerrie Pretorius – Gister En Vandag
Izak Davel – Vreesloos
MarulaBoom – Dijam
Snotkop – Ek Laaik Van Jol

BEST KWAITO ALBUM

Big Nuz – Pound For Pound
Brickz – Ruffcast
Character – The Marathon
Kabelo Mabalane – Immortal Vol.1
Spikiri – The King Don Father 2.5

BEST COLLABORATION

Character FT. Professor – EX
Kabomo FT. Nothende – Colour of You
Lloyd Cele FT. Loyiso Bala – Thando
Spikiri FT. Teargas, Brickz, Skokho, Madluphutu & Brown Dash – Ngeke Balunge
Zahara FT. Georgy – Incwad’Encane

BEST LIVE DVD

Concord – Live in Joburg
Simphiwe Dana – An Evening With Simphiwe Dana (Live In Concert)
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Various Artists – Skouspel 2011
Various Artists – Spirit Of Praise Vol.3

BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Mike Scott – We Come Together by Goldfish
Tristan Holmes – Stars Above You by Locnville
Brian Mason – Music Affair by The Graeme Watkins Project
Ryan Peimer – It’s Magic by The Parlotones
Tim Argall – My Dad by Toby

BEST PRODUCER

Kevin Leicher – 1984 by Josie Field
Dan Roberts – Six Winters by Laurie Levine
Robin Kohl & Lira-Lerato Kohl – Return To Love by Lira (Deluxe Edition)
Crighton Goodwill & Loyiso Bala – One by Lloyd Cele
Bethuel Mbonani – My Way by Nkulee Dube

BEST ENGINEER

Paris Zannos – Tonota by Jimmy Dludlu
Robin Kohl – Return To Love by Lira (Deluxe Edition)
Paris Zannos – Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends Of Mozambique by Moreira Chonguica and Various
Mpho Mokwele – Dream To Reality by Mpho-Za
Johan van der Colff – Loliwe by Zahara

REMIX OF THE YEAR

DJ Sbu – Lengoma FT. Zahara
Mr. Moloto – Call Me by Lira
Black Coffee – Time To Go by Marissa Guzman
Black Coffee – Zandiy’bone by MXO
Zakwe ft Zulu Boy & Danger – Bathi Ng’yachoma

You Can Vote For The Record Of The Year By SMSing their corresponding letter to 083 123 SAMA(7262).

A Amapansula Ajabulile – Kabelo Mabalane
B Casanova – DJ Choice
C Clap Your Hands – Zakes Bantwini FT. Xolani Sithole
D Ex – Character
E Facebook – DJ Cleo
F Get Over It – Bucie
G I Wanna Love You – Lulo Café (W/ Nothende)
H Lengoma – DJ Sbu FT. Zahara
I Lento – Professor FT. Speedy
J Lighthouse – Elvis Blue
K Loliwe – Zahara
L Make It Easy – Lloyd Cele
M Phakade – Lira
N Settle For Less – Liquideep
O Taking It Easy – Goodluck
P These Streets – Mi Casa
Q Thinking About You – Theo Kgosinkwe FT. Zonke
R Turning In My Sleep – Prime Circle
S World of Mine – Loyiso FT. Khuli Chana
T You And I – Charlize Berg & Heinz Winckler

Thanks to Vuzu.tv

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES AND GOOD LUCK

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