Black Coffee Scores Five SAMA Nods

The 25th annual South African Music Awards take place on 31 May and 1 June 2019 and ahead of the extravaganza, the Recording Industry of South Africa has announced the nominees who will battle it out for an award this year.

Black Coffee leads the nominations with a staggering five nominations. The star has been making waves both locally and internationally and this year, the super-producer is being celebrated for his latest project ‘Music Is King’ which earned him a nomination in the Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Best Dance Album categories. He also scored a double nomination in the Collaboration of the Year award.

Sjava also has a major night scoring four nods for his album ‘Umqhele’. The album scored nominations in the Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Best Afro Pop Album and Best Engineer categories.

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Someone who has had the most exceptional year is Sho Madjozi. Her smash hit ‘Huku’ became one of the biggest tracks of 2018 and her debut album ‘Limpopo Champions League’ has been highly celebrated by critics and fans alike. So, unsurprisingly, she also lands four nominations in the Female Artist of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Best Kwaito/ Gqom/ Amapiano Album categories for ‘Limpopo Champions League’ and in the Music Video of the Year category for ‘Huku’.

Finally, Zonke also found herself with four nominations for her critically-acclaimed album ‘L.O.V.E.’ in the Album of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Best R&B/Soul Album and Best Produced Album categories as well as Sun-El Musician who scored nods in the Newcomer of the Year, Best Dance Album for Africa To The World and a double whammy in the Collaboration of the Year categories.

Here is the full list of winners:

Male Artist of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Anatii IYEZA
Black Coffee Music is King
Nakhane You will not die
Sjava Umqhele
Thokozani Langa Iyabuza Induna
Female Artist of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Busiswa Summer Life
Kelly Khumalo Unleashed
Lebo Sekgobela Umusa
Sho Madjozi Limpopo Champions League
Zonke L.O.V.E
Duo/Group of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Tshwane Gospel Choir The Next Revival
Spirit of Praise Spirit of Praise Vol.7
Ofeleba Hi & Low
Encore Segarona
Black Motion Moya Wa Taola
Album of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Black Coffee Music is King
Black Motion Moya Wa Taola
Sjava Umqhele
Vusi Nova Manyan-nyan
Zonke L.O.V.E
Newcomer of the Year
Artist Name of Album
Mlindo The Vocalist Emakhaya
Paxton This is me
Sho Madjozi Limpopo Champions League
Simmy Tugela Fairy
Sun-El Musician Africa To The World
Best Jazz Album
Artist Name of Album
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane Closer to Home
Thandi Ntuli Exiled
Bokani Dyer Trio Neo Native
Tune Recreation Committee Afrika Grooves with the Tune Recreation Committee
Mandisi Dyantyis Somandla
Best Pop Album
Artist Name of Album
Jarrad Ricketts Break the Rules
Paxton This is me
Majozi Majozi
Tresor Nostalgia
Tholwana 2.0.1.5
Beste Pop Album
Artist Name of Album
4 Werke 4 by 4
The Rockets Sonskyn
Brendan Peyper Dis Nie Sonde Nie
Snotkop SOUS
Jan Bloukaas Lewe
Best Live Audio Visual Recording
Artist Name of Live Recording
Neyi Zimu Another Level of Worship
Krone Various Artists Krone 5
Jabu Hlongwane Crosspower Experience 3
Cassper Nyovest Fill up Orlando Stadium
Spirit of Praise Vol 7 Spirit of Praise 7
Best Maskandi Album
Artist Name of Album
Thokozani Langa Iyabuza Induna
Ofeleba Hi & Low
Sgwebo Sentambo Yekani Umona
Mbuzeni Ungishiyelani
Ichwane Lebhaca Imali Yesoso
Rest of Africa Artist
Artist Name of Album
Diamond Platnumz A Boy From Tandale
Kommanda Obbs Kommanda Obbs
Mr Eazi Lagos to London
Nixon Who We Are
Oliver Mtukudzi Hany’ga

 

Best Afro Pop Album
Artist Name of Album
Kelly Khumalo Unleashed
Mlindo The Vocalist Emakhaya
Simmy Tugela Fairy
Sjava Umqhele
Vusi Nova Manyan-Nyan
Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album
Artist Name of Album
Almero Maandag
Coenie de Villiers Pure Coenie
Douvoordag Die Avontuur
Jan Blohm Die Liefde Album
Refentse Liefdegenerasie
Best Reggae Album
Artist Name of Album
Black Dillinger Mavara is King
The Meditators Explosion
Ras Vuyo Diversion
Botanist Game Changer
Bongo Riot Next Levels
Best Hip Hop Album
Artist Name of Album
AKA Touch my Blood
Emtee DIY2
Jabba X #FGTBB
Kid X Thank Da King
Nasty C Strings and Bling
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Artist Name of Album
Tshwane Gospel Choir The Next Revival
Khaya Mthethwa All About Jesus
Neyi Zimu Another Level of Worship
Ntokozo Mbambo Moments in Time
We Will Worship Seasons Volume 1
Best Dance Album
Artist Name of Album
DJ Fistaz Mixwell Summer
Sun-El Musician Africa To The World
Mobi Dixon 10 Steps Forward
Black Coffee Music is King
Black Motion Moya Wa Taola
Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Artist Name of Album
Lebo Sekgobela Umusa
Paul K Time of God Manifest
Sipho Ngwenya Intimate Worship Season 3
Spirit of Praise 7 Spirit of Praise Vol.7
Kholeka Your Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho
Best African Adult Contemporary Album
Artist Name of Album
Anatii IYEZA
Encore Segarona
Nathi Iphupha Labantu
Ntokozo Mbambo & Nqubeko Mbatha The Anniversary Project
Tabia The journey
Best R&B/Soul Album
Artist Name of Album
Kabomo All Things Red
Mlu A Day For The Universe
Lady X Love.Life.Complicated
Zonke L.O.V.E
Nicksoul Therapy
Best Kwaito/Gqom/Amapiano
Artist Name of Album
Busiswa Summer Life
Distruction Boyz It Was All A Dream
DJ Maphorisa Gqom Wave Vol.2
Sho Madjozi Limpopo Champions League
Spikiri King Don Father
Best Rock Album
Artist Name of Album
CrashCarBurn Headlights
Dan Patlansky Perfection Kills
Hellcats The Hex and the Healer
The Black Cat Bones Here is a Knife
The Parlotones China

 

Best Traditional Album
Artist Name of Album
Vhavhenda Cultural Group Tshianda Nguvhoni
University of Limpopo Choristers & Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra Africa Tivule
Tswelelang Cultural Dancers Motho Wa Me
Mzimkhulu Happy Boys Nqoba izitha
Candy Hupenyu Unenge Viri

 

Best Alternative Album
Artist Name of Album
Breindy and Matt Ruth Ave
Gabi Motuba-Tefiti Goddess of Creation
Jeremy Loops Critical As Water
Nakhane You will Not Die
Sannie Fox My Soul Got Stranger
Best Adult Contemporary Album
Artist Name of Album
Watershed Harbour
Roan Ash Whiskey to my Soul
Georgetown The Dog Show
Ard Matthews Impossible Machines
8 Misses Croon …Like never before

 

 

Best African Indigenous Faith Album
Artist Name of Album
Trust in Christ Ministries Elami Igama
The General Isitimela Amen Ezulwini
Ithimba Le-Africa Sesiphunyukile
In Zion of Christ Izinyembezi
Christ Worshippers Mass Choir Nkosi Ngiyakuthanda

 

Best Engineer
Artist Name of Album Name of Engineer
CH2 Starstruck Corneille Hutten; Michael ‘Nomad’ Ripoll; Steven A.Williams
Nasty C Strings and Bling Michael Themba Manitshana
Sjava Umqhele Mfanafuthi Ruff Nkosi
Hellcats The Hex and the Healer Paul Douglas Norwood; Craig Michael Hawkins; Richard Staub
Vusi Nova Manyan-nyan Robin Walsh
Remix of the Year
Artist Name of Song Name of Remixer
DJ Capital Skebe Dep Dep Kwesta, Kid X, Reason, Youngsta CPT & Stogie T
Prince Kaybee Club Controller Kabelo Motsamai
SPHEctacula and DJ Naves Bhampa DJ Regal Amapiano Remix
Zakes Bantwini Bang Bang Bang Kossi Emmanuel
Zakwe Sebentin Refiloe Maele Phoolo, Jabulani Tsambo; Lesego Moiloa; Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi; Ncazelo Mtolo
Collaboration of the year
Artist Song Collaborating Artist
Sun-El Musician Sonini Simphiwe Nhlangulela
Sun-El Musician Ntaba Ezikude Simphiwe Nhlangulela
Dj Sumbody Monate Mpolaye Casper Nyovest, Thebe and Vettis
Black Coffee Drive David Guetta; Delilah Montagu
Black Coffee Wish you were here Asanda Lusaseni-Mvana
Music Video of the Year
Artist Name of Music Video Name of Director
Bongeziwe Mabandla ft. Spoek Mathambo Bawo Wam Rick Joaquim
Jeremy Loops Gold Robert Smith
Mafikizolo ft. Jah Prayzah Mazuva Akanaka Mohau Mamafha
Sho Madjozi Huku Garth Von Glehn
The Parlotones Beautiful Life Michael Rix
Best Produced Album
Artist Name of Album Name of Producer
AKA Touch my Blood Kiernan Forbes; Mpilo Shabangu; Ayoola Agboola; Tumelo Mathebula; Ntokozo Mazibuko; Benn Gilbert; Tshegofatso Lehutso; Anathi Mnyango; Jeremy Makwe
Kholeka Your Word – Alibuyi Lilambatha Izwi Lakho Kholeka Aquilla Dubula
Mlindo The Vocalist Emakhaya Themba Sekowe
Nasty C String and Bling Nsikayesizwe Ngcobo; Sipho Dlamini; Collin Gayle
Zonke L.O.V.E Zonke Dikana

 

 

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