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Full list of 2012 MTN SA Music Awards Nominees

SAMA 18 300x215 Full list of 2012 MTN SA Music Awards NomineesYesterday (on the 8th of March) the 2012 MTN SA Music Award Nominees were announced in Johannesburg. It’s the 18th year that this prestigious award ceremony will take place. The 2012 MTN SAMA ceremony will take place on the 29th and 30th of April at Sun City. The SAMA’s are run by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). Awards are presented in 28 categories for achievements in the South African music industry.

Check out these 2 Posts Featuring the Winners of the 2011 MTN SA Music Awards:

First of all I’d like to extend my congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2012 MTN SA Music Awards. I’m glad that artists and musicians in South Africa are getting the recognition they deserve. To be honest though, there are only a few categories that really interest me in this long list of nominations. I’m particularly happy that aKING, Shadowclub, Taxi Violence, The Graeme Watkins Project, Van Coke Cartel, Ashtray Electric, Dear Reader, Die Heuwels Fantasties, The Dirty Skirts, Wrestlerish, Chris Chameleon, Riku Latti, Goodluck, Jack Parow, Goldfish and Josie Field were nominated this year. All of them have made considerable contributions to the SA Music industry over the last year (in the genres that I adore). This doesn’t mean that I disrespect the other nominees, but genres like Sokkie Dans, Pop, Kwaito, etc aren’t really my thing. I am working on broadening my musical horizons though (and friends like @BaasDeBeer and @lousteyl are helping me in that regard.

Judging by the diversity of nominees this year this could only mean one thing: South African music is alive and well. And if you ask me, the industry is definitely growing. Just look at the amount of music festivals, concerts and gigs happening almost every weekend around the country and you’ll probably agree with me.  There’s also a ton of new talent in this country that has the potential to cause a new SA Music explosion. I think 2012 is gonna be a huge year for the SA Music industry.

This is a full list of the 2012 MTN SA Music Awards Nominees:

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 Cartel – 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 Artirts – 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 Piemer – It’s Magic by The Parlotones
Tim Argall – My Dad by Toby
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
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
REMIX OF THE YEAR
DJ Sbu – Lengoma FT. Zahara
Mr. Moloto – Call Me by Lira
Black Coffee – Time To Go by Marissa Guzzman
Black Coffee – Zandiy’bone by MXO
Zakwe FT. Zulu Boy & Danger – Bathi Ng’yachoma
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

Feel free to comment on this post and let me know what you think of this list of nominees. Feedback is appreciated and welcome. Watch this space for regular updates in the Award Ceremonies and Music categories on Running Wolf’s Rant.

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