The South African Music Awards Winners for 2017 were announced over the weekend during a two night ceremony at the Sun City Superbowl. I was invited, but unfortunately I could not make it.
I’m not in the mood for beating around the bush, so here’s the full list of #SAMA2017 winners:
- Best Newcomer of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu
- Best Duo-Group of the Year – Black Motion – Ya Badimo
- Best Female Artist of the Year – Amanda Black – Amazulu
- Best Male Artist of the Year – Kwesta – Dakar II
- Best Album of the Year – Kwesta – Dakar II
- Record of the Year – Nasty C – Hell Naw
- Best Maskandi Album – Khuzani – Inyoni yomthakathi
- Classical Instrumental Album – Charl du Pleassis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol.II
- Best Afro Pop Album – Vusi Nova – Vusi Nova
- African Indigenous Gospel Album – Living In Christ Legends – Living In Christ Legends
- Best Rock Album – Albert Frost – The Wakeup
- Best Pop Album – GoodLuck – The Nature Within
- Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album – Joshua na die Reën – Die Wêreld Binne My
- Best Rap Album – Kwesta – Darak II
- Best Kwaito Album – Dr Malinga – Goodwill
- Best Dance Album – Black Motion – Ya Badimo
- Best Traditional Faith Music Album – Sprit of Praise – Spirit of Praise Vol.6
- Samro Highest Airplay of the Year – Ngud – Kwesta
Congratulations to all the winners and a special congrats to Albert Frost, the winner of the Best Rock Album award. The Wake Up was definitely one of the best local rock albums of 2016.
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