AKA Leads The Pack With 6 SAMA Nominations

The ceremony will be held in KwaZulu-Natal on 18 and 19 November. Speaking at the SAMA nominees announcement party on Tuesday at the Soweto Theatre, KZN’s MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Siboniso Duma

AKA Leads The Pack With 6 SAMA Nominations-TSZ Mzansi
AKA Leads The Pack With 6 SAMA Nominations

The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) are back for its 29th edition this year and the late multi-award-winning rapper Kiernan AKA Forbes is leading the pack with six nominations while K.O is the second most nominated artist, with five nods.

The ceremony will be held in KwaZulu-Natal on 18 and 19 November. Speaking at the SAMA nominees announcement party on Tuesday at the Soweto Theatre, KZN’s MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Siboniso Duma, said the provincial government was happy to host the awards.

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“We have no doubt the entire tourism industry and other sectors of our economy will be stimulated. We are looking forward to hosting thousands of music lovers. Tourists will visit our province ahead of the SAMAs and during the event itself.

“Rest assured you will be warm enough, you’ll be welcome and enjoy what’s on the ground,” Duma said.

‌Female Artist of the Year
• Kelly Khumalo – From A God To A King
• Ntokozo Mbambo – Lavish Worship
•  Sincerely Anne – To Whom it May Concern
• Hle – Take Heart
•  Thandi Ntuli – Blk Elijah & The Children of Meroë

Male Artist of the Year
• Kabza De Small – KOA II Part 1
• AKA – Mass Country
• Sjava – Isibuko
• K.O – SR3
• Lloyiso – Seasons
Duo/Group of the Year
• DJ Maphorisa and Visca – Ba Straata
• Venom and Shishiliza – Love Is Pain
• Mafikizolo – Idwala
• DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – Scorpion Kings Live Sun Arena
• Msaki and Tubatsi – Synthetic Hearts
Newcomer of the Year
• Myztro – 2.0 Nkwari
• Blakka Yut – Unleashed
• Sincerely Anne – To Whom it May Concern
• Lloyiso – Seasons
• Venom and Shishiliza – Love Is Pain

Album of the Year
• Mass Country – AKA
• SR3 – K.O
• Isibuko – Sjava
• KOA II Part 1 – Kabza De Small
• Lavish Worship – Ntokozo Mbatha
Best Engineered Album
• To Whom it May Concern – Sincerely Anne (engineered and produced by Tjaart van der Walt and Daniel Baron)
• Mass Country – AKA (engineered and produced by Robin Kohl and Itu)
• Kanniedood – Francois van Coke (engineered and produced by Taylor Soundworks)
• Blk Elijah & The Children of Meroë – Thandi Ntuli (engineered and produced by Shane, Tshepo, Thandi and Clinton)
• Isibuko – Sjava, (engineered and produced by Ruff)
Best African Adult Contemporary Album
• Celebrating African Song – Dumza Maswana,
• Smile – Choko
• I am Gold – S’nazo
• Usiba Lwe Gazi – Nathi
• Ubuhle Ubuhle – Lethiwe Sithole

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