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2014 SAMA Nominees Announced

13 March 2014
SAMA 2014 Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 20th annual SAMA Awards were announced on Thursday.

The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) is an annual award ceremony where accolades are presented to members of South Africa’s music industry.

It seems like Mi Casa, Mafikizolo and DJ Kent are dominating the nominations this year. The SAMAs will take place on the 28th of April at the Sun City Superbowl.

Here are all the nominees:

Male Artist of the Year:
Connell Cruise - Connell Cruise
Kabomo - Memory Remains
Matthew Mole - The Home We Built
Nakhane Touré - Brave Confusion
Vusi Mahlasela - Sing to the People

Female Artist of the Year:
Dear Reader – Rivonia
Judith Sephuma - The Experience Live in Concert
Naima Kay – Umsebenzi
Rebecca Malope - Bayos'Khomba
Zahara – Phendula

Newcomer of the Year:
Gangs Of Ballet - Yes/No/Grey
iFani - I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)
MuzArt – MuzArt
Naima Kay - Umsebenzi
Nakhane Touré - Brave Confusion

Duo or Group of the Year:
Gangs of Ballet - Yes/No/Grey
GoodLuck - Creatures of the Night
Mafikizolo – Reunited
Mi Casa - Su Casa
The Parlotones - Stand Like Giants

Album of the Year:
DJ Kent - The Weekent
Mafikizolo – Reunited
Mi Casa – Su Casa
Naima Kay - Umsebenzi
Nakhane Touré - Brave Confusion

Remix of the Year:
Euphonik - Hallelujah Anyway
Khuli Chana - Hape (Part 2)
Mi Casa – Jika
Oskido - Tsa Ma Ndebele
Uhuru - Thath'isghubu

Engineer of the Year:
Peter Auret - Pimp My Piano
Darryl Torr- Yes/No/Grey
Matthew Fink - The Home We Built
Matthew Fink - Goodbye Wild Child
Shaun Jacobs - Love Can

Best Producer of the Year:
Danny K - Good Look
Darryl Torr - Yes/No/Grey
David Poole and Dominic Peters - Three Second Memory
Dan Roberts - Border Crossing
Shaun Jacobs - Love Can

Music Video of the Year:
Goldfish - One Million Views
Mi Casa – Jika
The Muffinz - Umsebenzi Wendoda (An Ode To Single Mothers)
The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage – Sleepwalker
Toya Delazy – Memoriam

Best Collaboration:
DJ Kent Ft The Arrows - Spin My World Around
LCNVL Ft Lakota Silva – Closer
Mafikizolo Ft May D – Happiness
The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage – Sleepwalker
Uhuru Ft Oskido, Professor And Dj Bucks - Y-tjukutja

Best Live DVD:
Nataniël – Factory
Skouspel 2013 - Skouspel 2013
The Soil - Reflections Live in Joburg
Unathi - An Intimate Night With Unathi
Zonke - Give and Take Live

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album:
Cape Consort - Claudio Monteverdi - Selected Madrigals
Guy Buttery - Live In KwaZulu
Ockie Vermeulen – Obsession
Tygerberg Children's Choir – Glorious
Zanne Stapelberg & Kathleen Tagg - Soul Of Fire

Best Jazz Album:
Marcus Wyatt Quartet - One Life in the Sun
Shane Cooper – Oscillations
Sisa Sopazi - Images & Figures
Tumi Mogorosi - Project Elo
Zim Ngqawana - Live At The Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Best Maskandi Album:
Amabunjwa - X6
Buselaphi - Gijima Ntuthwane
Khwelebhasini – Ngiyistress
Phuzekhemisi - Kungakho Nilwa Nodwa
Thokozani Langa – Inyakanyaka

Best Traditional Album:
Hennie de Bruyn en die Kitaarkêrels - Kitaar Kwêla
Joe Shirimani na Vana va Ndoda - Hawu Ra Mina
PS. Manyike Na Vatirhi Va Hosi - Taduma e Kerekeni
Sayicology - Round 2
Dr. Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters - Shimatsatsa No 32

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album:
Benjamin Dube - Renewal In His Presence with Benjamin Dube
Judith Sephuma - The Experience Live In Concert
Nqubeko Mbatha- Sentiments Of A Worshiper
Soweto Gospel Choir and Friends - Divine Decade
We Will Worship – YHWH

Best Traditional Faith Music:
Andile KaMajola - Chapter 6 ujehova ungibiyele
Deborah – Umqhele
Lusanda Spiritual Group - Uhambo Lwam
Rebecca - Bayos'Khomba
Worship House - Project 10 Live In Limpopo RSA

Best Dance Album:
DJ Kent - The Weekent
Lulo Café - Soul Africa
Mi Casa - Su Casa
Uhuru - Our Father
Zakes Bantwini - The Fake Book & Real Book: My Music Bible

Best Kwaito Album:
Alaska - The Revival
Big Nuz - Made In Africa
Character - Self-Control
Mandoza – Sgantsontso
Tzozo – Amabills

Best Rap Album:
AB Crazy - Home Coming
iFani - I Believes In Me (1st Quadrant)
Kwesta – DaKAR
L-Tido - All Of Me
Molemi - A Sia

Best RnB, Soul and Reggae:
Kabomo - Memory Remains
MuzArt – MuzArt
The Soil - Reflections Live In Joburg
Vusi Nova - Walk Into Light
Zahara – Phendula

Best Alternative Album:
Chris Letcher – Hyperbalist
Dear Reader – Rivonia
Death By Misadventure- dump dump
Die See – II
Nakhane Touré - Brave Confusion

Best African Adult Album:
Naima Kay –Umsebenzi
Selaelo Selota - The Promise
Vusi Mahlasela - Sing To The People
Zamajobe - Thula Mntwana
Zonke - Give And Take Live

Best Kontemporêre Musiek Album:
Ampie - Niks En Niemand
Andriëtte - Wat Rym Met Liefde
Bok van Blerk - Steek Die Vure Aan
Elvis Blue – Afrikaans
Jak de Priester - N1 Van My Hart

Best Rock Album:
Gangs of Ballet - Yes/No/Grey
Shadowclub - Goodbye Wild Child
The Black Cat Bones – Beatipiller
The Parlotones - Stand Like Giants
Van Coke Kartel - Bloed. Sweet & Trane

Best Adult Contemporary Album:
Connell Cruise - Connell Cruise
Farryl Purkiss – Home
Hinds Brothers - Ocean Of Milk
Michael Lowman - Crayon Boxes
Shaun Jacobs - Love Can

Best Pop Album:
Danny K - Good Look,
GoodLuck - Creatures Of The Night,
LCNVL - Faster Longer Mixtape,
Mafikizolo – Reunited
Matthew Mole - The Home We Built

Beste Pop Album:
4Werke - 4 Harte
Charlize Berg - Charlize Berg
JAY - Dis Hoe Ons Rol
Karlien van Jaarsveld – Uitklophou
Kurt Darren – Seerower