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Full list of #SAMA2017 winners

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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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