SAMA 20 Nominees

Album of the Year

• DJ Kent for The Weekent
• Mafikizolo for Reunited
• Mi Casa for Su Casa
• Naima Kay for Umsebenzi
• Nakhane Touré for Brave Confusion

Duo or Group of the Year

• Gangs of Ballet for Yes/No/Grey
• GoodLuck for Creatures of the Night
• Mafikizolo for Reunited
• Mi Casa for Su Casa
• The Parlotones for Stand Like Giants

Female Artist of the Year

• Dear Reader for Rivonia
• Judith Sephuma for The Experience Live in Concert
• Naima Kay for Umsebenzi
• Rebecca for Bayos’Khomba
• Zahara for Phendula

Male Artist of the Year

• Connell Cruise for Connell Cruise
• Kabomo for Memory Remains
• Matthew Mole for The Home We Built
• Nakhane Touré for Brave Confusion
• Vusi Mahlasela for Sing to the People

Newcomer of the Year

• Gangs Of Ballet for Yes/No/Grey
• iFani for I Believes in Me (1st. Quadrant)
• MuzArt for MuzArt
• Naima Kay for Umsebenzi
• Nakhane Touré for Brave Confusion

Best Rock Album

• Gangs of Ballet for Yes/No/Grey
• Shadowclub for Goodbye Wild Child
• The Black Cat Bones for Beatipiller
• The Parlotones for Stand Like Giants
• Van Coke Kartel for Bloed, Sweet & Trane

Best Pop Album

• Danny K for Good Look
• GoodLuck for Creatures of the Night
• LCNVL for Faster Longer Mixtape
• Mafikizolo for Reunited
• Matthew Mole for The Home We Built

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)

• 4Werke for 4 Harte
• Charlize Berg for Charlize Berg
• JAY for Dis Hoe Ons Rol
• Karlien van Jaarsveld for Uitklophou
• Kurt Darren for Seerower

Best Adult Contemporary Album

• Connell Cruise for Connell Cruise
• Farryl Purkiss for Home
• Hinds Brothers for Ocean of Milk
• Michael Lowman for Crayon Boxes
• Shaun Jacobs for Love Can

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

• Ampie for Niks en Niemand
• Andriëtte for Wat Rym met Liefde
• Bok van Blerk for Steek Die Vure Aan
• Elvis Blue for Afrikaans
• Jak de Priester for N1 van My Hart

Best African Adult Album

• Naima Kay for Umsebenzi
• Selaelo Selota for The Promise
• Vusi Mahlasela for Sing to the People
• Zama Jobe for Thula Mntwana
• Zonke for Give and Take Live

Best Alternative Album

• Chris Letcher for Hyperbalist
• Dear Reader for Rivonia
• Death by Misadventure for dump dump
• Die See for II
• Nakhane Touré for Brave Confusion

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

• Kabomo for Memory Remains
• MuzArt for MuzArt
• The Soil for Reflections Live in Joburg
• Vusi Nova for Walk into Light
• Zahara for Phendula

Best Rap Album

• AB Crazy for Home Coming
• iFani for I Believes in Me (1st. Quadrant)
• Kwesta for DaKAR
• L-Tido for All of Me
• Molemi for A Sia

Best Kwaito Album

• Alaska for The Revival
• Big Nuz for Made in Africa
• Character for Self-Control
• Mandoza for Sgantsontso
• Tzozo for Amabills

Best Dance Album

• DJ Kent for The Weekent
• Lulo Café for Soul Africa
• Mi Casa for Su Casa
• Uhuru for Our Father
• Zakes Bantwini for The Fake Book & Real Book: My Music Bible

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

• Andile KaMajola for Chapter 6. ujehova ungibiyele
• Deborah for Umqhele
• Lusanda Spiritual Group for Uhambo Lwam
• Rebecca for Bayos’Khomba
• Worship House for Project 10 Live in Limpopo, RSA

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

• Benjamin Dube for Renewal in His Presence with Benjamin Dube
• Judith Sephuma for The Experience Live in Concert
• Nqubeko Mbatha for Sentiments of a Worshiper
• Soweto Gospel Choir for Divine Decade & Friends
• We Will Worship for YHWH

Best Traditional Album

• Hennie de Bruyn en die Kitaarkêrels for Kitaar Kwêla
• Joe Shirimani na Vana va Ndoda for Hawu Ra Mina
• PS. Manyike Na Vatirhi Va Hosi for Taduma e Kerekeni
• Sayicology for Round 2
• Dr. Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters for Shimatsatsa No 32

Best Maskandi Album

• Amabunjwa for X6
• Buselaphi for Gijima Ntuthwane
• Khwelebhasini for Ngiyistress
• Phuzekhemisi for Kungakho Nilwa Nodwa
• Thokozani Langa for Inyakanyaka

Best Jazz Album

• Marcus Wyatt Quartet for One Life in the Sun
• Shane Cooper for Oscillations
• Sisa Sopazi for Images & Figures
• Tumi Mogorosi for Project Elo
• Zim Ngqawana for Live at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

• Cape Consort for Claudio Monteverdi – Selected Madrigals
• Guy Buttery for Live in KwaZulu
• Ockie Vermeulen for Obsession
• Tygerberg Children’s Choir for Glorious
• Zanne Stapelberg & Kathleen Tagg for Soul of Fire

Best Live DVD

• Nataniël for Factory
• Skouspel 2013 for Skouspel 2013
• The Soil for Reflections Live in Joburg
• Unathi for An Intimate Night with Unathi
• Zonke for Give and Take Live

Best Collaboration

• DJ Kent Ft The Arrows for Spin My World Around
• LCNVL Ft Lakota Silva for Closer
• Mafikizolo Ft May D for Happiness
• The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage for Sleepwalker
• Uhuru Ft Oskido, Professor & DJ Bucks – Y-tjukutja

Best Music Video of the Year

• Goldfish for One Million Views
• Mi Casa for Jika
• The Muffinz Umsebenzi Wendoda (An Ode to Single Mothers)
• The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage for Sleepwalker
• Toya Delazy for Memoriam

Best Producer of the Year

• Danny K for Good Look by Danny K
• Darryl Torr for Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet
• David Poole & Dominic Peters for Three Second Memory by Goldfish
• Dan Roberts for Border Crossing by Laurie Levine
• Shaun Jacobs for Love Can by Shaun Jacobs

Best Engineer of the Year

• Peter Auret for Pimp My Piano by Charl du Plessis
• Darryl Torr for Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet
• Matthew Fink for The Home We Built by Matthew Mole
• Matthew Fink for Goodbye Wild Child by Shadowclub
• Shaun Jacobs for Love Can by Shaun Jacobs

Remix of the Year

• Euphonik for Hallelujah Anyway
• Khuli Chana for Hape (Part 2)
• Mi Casa for Jika
• Oskido for Tsa Ma Ndebele
• Uhuru for Thath’isghubu

The SAMA 20 awards ceremony will
take place exactly 20 years later, on 28 April 2014, at the Sun City Superbowl.

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