22nd Annual South African Music Awards, 2016

The 22nd Annual South African Music Awards are an annual award ceremony organized by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). The ceremony presents accolades to members of the South African Music Industry. The 2016 edition will be held on June 04, 2016 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC) in the city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa.

SAMA 22
Date June 04, 2016
Location ICC Durban
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
Edition 22nd
Predecessor 21st
Successor TBD
Host Somizi Mhlongo
Phat Joe
Thando Thabethe
Khanyi Mbau
Director TBD
Producer TBD
Channel SABC 1
Most Nominations Various  (4)
Most Wins TBD

The South African Music Awards are an annual awards ceremony organized and carried out by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). The Awards recognize and honour excellence in the South African Industry.

The 22nd edition of the South African Music Award follows the Beatenberg dominated, HHP hosted 21st Annual South African Music Awards which took place on Sunday April 19, 2015 at Sun City Superbowl, City Resort, North West Province, South Africa.

On March 30, 2016 the website of the city of Durban reported that the city would host the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards. The website quoted the mayor of the city of Durban, James Nxumalo, saying “We are pleased that this prestigious awards ceremony is being held in Durban as we constantly strive to ensure our highly talented musicians are provided with opportunities and the necessary platforms to showcase their talent.”

“Music brings people together, irrespective of race, creed or culture and eThekwini is proud to be hosting the 22nd South African Music Awards (SAMAs). It is fitting that the ceremony will take place at our historic venue, the Durban Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), which has been transformed into a world class events and conference centre over the years.

“Our ICC is recognised world-wide and has received numerous accolades over the years. We salute our musicians and appreciate the role they play in impacting lives as well as showcasing South Africa’s diverse culture and rich history through music. eThekwini is proud to be partnering with the Recording Industry of South Africa for this year’s SAMAs.

“We have worked hard to position eThekwini as a choice destination for local and international shows and conferences. Hosting the SAMAs is another feather in our cap in this regard,” James Nxumalo was quoted by the website of the city of Durban. Refiloe Ramogase, Chairman of the South African Music Awards, said the new partnership with the eThekwini Municipality marked a fresh chapter in South Africa’s premier music award show.

On Thursday morning of April 21, 2016 the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards nominees were revealed in a press conference in Soweto. “Soweto not only serves as a reminder of the selfless bravery of our youth 40 years ago, but also reminds us that actions motivated by yesterday, taken today, set the course for tomorrow,” Refiloe Ramogase, Chairman of the South African Music Awards, said.

Nathi, Black Coffee, Riky Rick and Emtee as well as Zonke Dikana all share the nominations spoils at the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards, each one of them receiving four nominations. Zahara was also among the multiple nominees. On Friday night of April 22, 2016 during a live televised Live Amp show the 20 songs which will contest the Record of the Year Award were revealed. The public will vote from 8pm on April 22, 2016 to 7:30pm on May 27, 2016; where the Top 10 most voted for songs will be revealed on Live Amp. Those will be the Songs that will form the final Top 10 for the Record of the Year.

 

 

The Red Carpet

The Red Carpet show was hosted by Lunga Shabalala of Selimathunzi and The Man Cave with Bonang Matheba and Pearl Modiadie. The carpet was broadcast live on SABC 1’s The Real Goboza from 19:30 to 20:00. The live show was marred by bad lighting for which Bonang Matheba later apologized on Twitter.

 

 

The Main Show

The main show began airing live on SABC 1 at 20:00. It was opened by Wouter Kellerman, Kid X, Lady Zamar, AKA who all performed. The hosts, Thando Thabethe and Somizi Mhlongo, were revealed alongside the greenroom hosts Phat Joe and Khanyi Mbau.

 

 

 

Record of the Year

Record of the Year Category is based on a public vote
Record Artist Record Artist
All Eyes On Me (Burna Boy, DaLes & JR) +
AKA Nomvula
Nathi
Back To The Beach Shekhinah & Kyle Deutsch Roll Up +
eMtee (W)
Baddest  + AKA Save Me TiMO ODV
Better Days (Audrey) Prince Kaybee Shumaya (Zinhle Ngidi & Trade Mark Dbn Nyts
Boss Zonke +
Riky Rick Skhanda Love (Nandi Mngoma) +
K.O
Call Out (Dream Team, Danger & DJ SK) DJ Fisherman & Naak Musiq Sweetie (Nokwazi) Heavy K
City Rains Mobi Dixon The Saga (AKA) Anatii
Don’t Let Go (Mo-T) DJ Kent Way Up (Cassper Nyovest & JR) DJ Dimplez
J’Adore (Tiffany) +
Four7 We Dance Again (Nakhane Toure) +
Black Coffee
Koze Kuse (Mondli Ngcobo) DJ Merlon Your Body Mi Casa

Album of the Year

Duo or Group of the Year

Artist Album Artist Album
Francois van Coke Francois van Coke Desmond & the Tutus Enjoy Yourself
Emtee Avery Witness the Funk Finding Nomusa
Nathi Buyelekhaya Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra
One Night in the Sun
Tresor VII Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar Cotton Candy
Black Coffee Pieces of Me (W)
Big NUZ For the Fans (W)

Female Artist of the Year

Male Artist of the Year

Artist Album Artist Album
Judith Sephuma One World Nathi Buyelekhaya (W)
Zahara Country Girl Black Coffee Pieces of Me
Fifi Cooper 20Fifi Riky Rick Family Values
Karen Zoid Drown Out the Noise Emtee Avery
Zonke Dikana Work of Heart (W)
Francois van Coke Francois van Coke

Newcomer of the Year

Best Rock Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Riky Rick Family Values Desmond & the Tutus Enjoy Yourself (W)
Emtee Avery Francois van Coke Francois van Coke
Tresor VII Shortstraw Youthless
Fifi Cooper 20Fifi Karen Zoid Drown Out the Noise
Nathi Buyelekhaya (W)
Saarkie Reisiger

Best Pop Album

Best Afrikaans Pop Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Tresor VII (W)
Karlien van Jaarsveld My Hartjie
Lakota Silva Pop: The Mix Tape Brendan Peyper Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie
Loki Rothman The Way Back Vaughan Gardiner Sit Vanaand op Herhaal
Can Skylark Overdrive Pierre Rossouw In my Bloed
Vincent Bones Shaded Soul Suzanne Vuurbestand

Best Adult Contemporary

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Judith Sephuma One Word Elvis Blue
Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens (W)
Watershed Watch the Rain Andriëtte Pêrel vir ’n Kroon
Karen Zoid & Various Republiek van Zoid Afrika Vol. 2 Neil Somers Hierdie Hande
Kahn Salt Bok van Blerk Sing Afrikaner Sing
Josie Field & Laurie Levine Tigerlily Stiaan Reynierse Sonde

Best Traditional Music Album

Best Maskandi Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Botlhale Boikanyo
Spoken Word & Music Imithente Ichakijana
Brian Finch Living For Yesterday Thokozani Langa Khuzeka Mshana
Imfez’emnyama Palesa Shwi no Mtekhala Bazali Bami
Impumelelo Isiporoporo Buselaphi Gabi Gabi
Qadasi Uhambo Olusha Phuzekhemisi Woze Durban

Best Jazz Album

Best R&B/ Soul/ Reggae Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR
Jazz Orchestra
One Night in the Sun (W)
Nathi Buyelekhaya
Nduduzo Makhathini Listening to the Ground Zonke Dikana Work of Heart
Benjamin Jephta Quintet Homecoming Olwethu Imbewu
Amandla Freedom Ensemble Bhekisiwe Zahara Country Girl
Bokani Dyer World Music The Muffinz Do What You Love

Best Rap Album

Best Kwaito Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Emtee Avery (W)
Big NUZ For the Fans (W)
Kid X 3 Quarter Pace Dbn Nyts Believe
Da L.E.S North God Kabelo Mabalane Immortal Vol. 3
Riky Rick Family Values Dj Bongz Game Changer
Zakwe Impande Mzansi North Coast Vibe

Best Dance Album

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Black Coffee Pieces of Me (W)
Wouter Kellerman Love Language
Mi Casa Home Sweet Home Guy Buttery Guy Buttery
Mobi Dixon Tribal Soul Special Edition Deep South Heartland
DJ Merlon Original Copy Cape Consort Christoph & Sebastian
Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar Cotton Candy KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra Mintirho ya SJ Khosa

Best Traditional Faith Album

Best Contemporary Faith Album

Artist Album Artist Album
TYGC Family The Journey Begins (W)
Ntokozo Mbambo Spirit and Life
Worship House Project 12 Praise Live Mark Counihan To the Brave Ones
Worship House True Worship 2015 Mahalia Buchanan Redeemed to Worship
Dumi Mkokstad Ukhona Uthixo 24 Skies Endless Anthem
Women in Praise Various Artists Benjamin Dube Sanctified in His Presence

Best African Adult Album

Best Alternative Album

Artist Album Artist Album
Dizu Plaatjies & Friends Ubuntu – The Common String Petite Noir
La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful
Kabomo Sekusile Sannie Fox Serpente Masjien
Thiwe Soul Therapy The Plastics In Threes
L’wei Netshivhale Mudzimu washu Moonchild Sanelly Rabulapha!
Jessica Mbangeni Busisiwe – Tribute to the African Heroines Die Heuwels Fantasties Ja. Nee. Lekker (Deluxe)

Best Live Audiovisual Recording

Best Music Video of the Year

Practitioner Recording Practitioner Music Video
Jimmy Dludlu Live at Emperors Palace (W)
Jack Parow & Freshly Ground Army of One
Krone Krone 2 Riky Rick ft. Cassper Nyovest & Anatii Fuseg
Ntokozo Mbambo Spirit and Life iFani Ayadelela
Neyi & Omega Friends in Praise Al Bairre & PH Fat Caviar Dreams
Benjamin Dube Sanctified in His Presence Monark Negatives Deluxe

Best Producer of the Year

Best Engineer of the Year

Practitioner Work Practitioner Work
Zahara Country Girl Black Coffee Pieces of Me
Mi Casa Home Sweet Home Brendan Peyper Stop, Wag, Bly Nog ’n Bietjie
Sannie Fox Serpente Masjien Zonke Work of Heart
Mark Counihan To the Brave Ones Mi Casa Home Sweet Home
Zonke Work of Heart Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra
One Night in the Sun

Best Collaboration

Best Remix of the Year

Artists Song Artist Song
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark
Shumaya (W)
DJ Sliqe Do Like I Do Remix
Shekinah x Kyle Deutsch Back to the Beach AKA Baddest Remix
AKA ft. Redsan, Burna Boy & Stoneboy
All Eyes on Me Mobi Dixon My Sugar
Major League DJz ft. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat, Riky Rick & Carpo
Sylza Tsotsi Mobi Dixon Never Let Me Go Remix
Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking No Lie The Fraternity Bheka Mina Ngedwa Amplified

Best Selling Mobile Music Downloads

Special Awards

Work Winner Award Recipient
Best Selling Album TBD International Achievement Award Black Coffee
Best Selling DVD TBD Lifetime Achievement Award Roger Lucey
Best Selling Mobile Music Download TBD Nana Coyote
Best Selling Ring-Back Tone TBD Bhekumuzi Luthuli
Best Selling Full-Track Download TBD

SAMPRA Award

Award Recipient
Highest Airplay of the Year Dbn Nyts Shumaya
Highest Airplay of Composer Dbn Nyts
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