Here’s the full list of #SAMA23 Nominees

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Great news Music Fans! The South African Music Awards (#SAMA23) nominations announcements were made at the Destiny Exclusive Hotel in Kempton Park today. Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO of the Recording Industry of SA toasted the achievers.

SA-Music-Awards-2017-720x274 Here's the full list of #SAMA23 Nominees

I’m not in the mood to beat around the bush, so here’s the full list of the nominees:

Best Newcomer of the Year Best Duo/Group of the Year Best Female Artist of the Year
Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’ilanga The Soil – The Soil Lebo Sekgobela – Restored
Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen Vol. 1 Jaziel Brothers – Jaziel Brothers Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen Vol. 1
Sketchy Bongo- Unmasked Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’ilanga Kelly Khumalo – My Truth
Nasty C – Bad Hair Extentions The Parlotones – Trinkets Relics & Heirlooms Amanda Black – Amazulu
Amanda Black – Amazulu Black Motion – Ya Badimo Thandiswa – Belede
Best Duo/Group of the Year Best Female Artist of the Year Best Male Artist of the Year
The Soil – The Soil Lebo Sekgobela – Restored Dr Tumi – Heart of a king
Jaziel Brothers – Jaziel Brothers Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen Vol. 1 Kwesta – Dakar II
Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’ilanga Kelly Khumalo – My Truth Musa – Musa
The Parlotones – Trinkets Relics & Heirlooms Amanda Black – Amazulu Nasty C – Bad Hair Extentions
Black Motion – Ya Badimo Thandiswa – Belede Nathi – Umbulelo Wam
Best Album of the Year Best Rock Album Best Adult Contemporary Album
Kwesta – Dakar II The Sweet Resistance – Where There Is Hope Elvis Blue – Optics
Black Motion – Ya Badimo Lost & Found – Lost &
Found
Hugh Masekela – No Borders
Amanda Black – Amazulu Richard Stirton – Middle Ground Majozi – Fire
Nasty C – Bad Hair Extentions The Parlotones – Trinkets, Relics
& Heirlooms
Mango Groove – Faces To The Sun
Thandiswa – Belede Albert Frost – The Wake Up Msaki – Zaneliza: How The Water Moves
Best Pop Album Beste Pop Album Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Matthew Mole – Run 4Werke – 4 Warm Adam Tas – Patatas en Pyptabak
Locnville – Taste The Weekend ADAM – Hoogtevrees Coenie de Villiers – Emoji
GoodLuck – The Nature Within Dewald Wasserfall – Jy Is Die
Storm
Joshua na die Reën – Die Wêreld
Binne My
Sketchy Bongo – Unmasked Kurt Darren – Sal Jy Met My Dans Refentse – My hart bly in ‘n taal
TiMO ODV – Origins (Digital Edition) Snotkop – HKGK Ricus Nel – Ouskool Boerseun
Best African Adult Album Best Alternative Music Album Best R&B Soul Reggae Album
Dumza Maswana – Molo Arno Carstens – Die Aandblom 13 Afrotraction – Love and respect
Kelly Khumalo – My Truth Chris Chameleon – Firmament Amanda Black – Amazulu
Nathi – Umbulelo Wam Native Young – Kings Brenda Mtambo – So Much More
Nozipho – Thando Somerfaan – Alien Boogie Stuff Karabo – Matters of the heart
Soul Kulture – Ngeliny’ilanga Tailor – Trust Part 1 Tima Reece – 9
Best Rap Album Best Kwaito Album Best Dance Album
A Reece – Paradise Babes Wodumo – Gqom Queen Vol. 1 DJ Clock – The 5th tick
Khuli Chana – One Source Bullistic – N.W.O (New World
Order)
Black Motion – Ya Badimo
Kwesta – Dakar II Dr Malinga – Goodwill Durbans’ Finest – Durbans’ Finest – Reloaded
Nasty C – Bad Hair Extentions Taylor K – Paper Chase Mobi Dixon – Live The Music
Stogie T – Stogie T Trademark & Zinhle Ngidi –
Trademark & Zinhle Ngidi
NaakMusiQ – Born to Entertain
Best Traditional Faith Music
Album
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album Best Traditional Music Album
Deborah Fraser – Uhambo Dr Tumi – Heart of a king Candy – Easy Come Easy Go
Sfiso Ncwane – Wethembekile Baba Dr Tumi – Love and grace Dr Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters – Shimatsatsa No 34:
Xiganga
Spirit Of Praise – Spirit Of Praise
Vol.6
Khaya Mthethwa – The Dawn Mmaausi – Monna Oa Sokelwa
Teboho – Nkutlwele Bohloko Lebo Sekgobela – Restored Qadasi & Maqhinga – Lashis’
Ilanga
Zaza – Blowing the horn of chronicle We Will Worship – Mmuso Shabalala Rhythm – Yebo Ngiyavuma
Best Maskandi Album Best Jazz Album Classical Instrumental Album
Imfez’emnyama – Monalisa Darren English – Imagine Nation Bongani Radebe – Buyelekhaya Sax Rendition
imithente – s”yawuvala umlomo dave reynolds & pops mohamed
– live in grahamstown
Charl du Plessis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol. II
Khuzani – Inyoni yomthakathi Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi
Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble – Inner Dimensions
Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society –
And Then I Heard A Voice by SJ Khosa
Shwi noMtekhala – Kwabhalwa etsheni Sydney Mavundla – Luhambo The Voice of Angels – The Voice of Angels Volume 2
Thokozani Langa – Amabrazo Thandiswa – Belede University of Pretoria – Love and
War
Best Afro Pop Album African Indigenous Gospel Album Best African Artist
Jaziel Brothers – Jaziel Brothers Amadodana Ase Wesile – Amadodana
Ase Wesile
Jah Prayzah – Jah Prayzah
Musa – Musa Jerusalema E Ncha – Jerusalema E
Ncha
Oliver Mtukudzi – Oliver Mtukudzi
Robbie Malinga – Robbie Malinga Lejwe la Motheo – Lejwe la Motheo Patoranking – Patoranking
The Soil – The Soil Living In Christ Legends – Living
In Christ Legends
Vee Mampeezy – Vee Mampeezy
Vusi Nova – Vusi Nova T.C.C.C Mass Choir – T.C.C.C Mass
Choir
Vuyo Katsha – Vuyo Katsha
Live Audio Visual Recording Album Best Collaboration Album Best Music Video of the Year
Joyous Celebration – Joyous Celebration
20 – Part 2 – The Alumni
Black Coffee – Your eyes Khuli Chana – One Source
Joyous Celebration – Joyous Celebration
20 Live at The Moses Mabhida Stadium
Kwesta ft DJ Bucks,
Okmalumkoolkat & DJ Maphorisa – Mayibabo ft DJ Bucks,
Okmalumkoolkat & DJ Maphorisa
Miss Pru – Ameni
Khaya Mthethwa – The Dawn Kwesta – Ngud’ The Kiffness featuring Tawanna Shaunte – You Say You Love Me
Krone & Various Artists – Krone 3
DVD
Miss Pru – Ameni Sjava – Uthando
Spirit Of Praise – Spirit Of Praise
Vol.6
Musa – Mthande Reason ft AKA & Khuli Chana – Yipikayay
Best Produced Album Best Engineered Album Remix of the Year
Afrotraction – Love and respect The Soil – Echoes of Kofifi Distruction Boys – Wololo (Dbanj Remix)
Brenda Mtambo – So Much More Arno Carstens – Aandblom 13 DJ Mizz – Close to you (Mizz Afro Remix)
Matthew Mole – Run Mango Groove – Faces To The Sun Evida – The Woods (Evida Remix)
Rubber Duc – The Secret Sun Jesse Clegg – Things Unseen Kyle Deutsch – Can’t Get enough (Official Remix)
sjava – Isina Muva LeAnne Dlamini – Warrior Vic – Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix)

Nasty C’s album (Bad Hair Extensions) earned him nods for Best Newcomer of the Year, Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. His videos “Don’t Do It” and “Good Girls” are also in the running for Best Music Video of the Year. Hot on th e heels of Nasty C is rapper Kwesta with five nods, while new singing sensation Amanda Black has four. The #SAMA23 ceremony will be held at the Sun City Superbowl on the 27th of May 2017.

UPDATE:  The RiSA/SAMA office received a number of enquiries about the qualification of Nasty C’s music videos i.e. “Good Girls” and “Don’t Do It” in the category Best Music Video as announced at the SAMA 23 Nominees event on 20 April 2017.

Their investigations have revealed that the videos were submitted for entry on 24 January 2017. They have further determined that the videos were not flighted before the closing date of the entries of 31 January 2017 as required by the SAMA rules.

They have always trusted that all music videos submitted for this category to them have already been flighted by broadcasters during the specified entry period of the SAMAs entries . This case has proven them wrong and we accept full responsibility for our oversight to further verify whether the music videos submitted for this category were in fact flighted during the relevant SAMAs entry period.

In light of this, the two music videos are automatically disqualified because they do not meet the criteria for Best Music Video Category. Replacement nominees will be announced soon. Nhlanhla Sibisi, CEO of RiSA commented: ‘The SAMA prides itself with a rich history of accountability and credibility. Our legitimacy is in our checks and balances including public involvement  and how swiftly we act.’ Nasty C’s tally of nominations goes down to five, making fellow rapper Kwesta the most nominated artist of SAMA 23 with his six nods.

UPDATE: You Say You Love Me” by The Kiffness featuring Tawanna Shaunte and “Uthando” by Sjava have found their way on to the coveted SAMA 23 nominations list and have replaced the 2 disqualified Nasty C videos.

I think it’s great that South African artists are getting nods from the industry and getting nominated for their works. Only time will tell who will be the winners.

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