SAMA22: Nathi, Emtee, Black Coffee among big winners

DURBAN, 05 June 2016 - The who's who of the music industry gathered at the Durban ICCfor the South African Music Awards on Saturday. Mthembeni 'Emtee' Ndevu won four Samas, including the biggest award of the night, record of the year. Video: eNCA
File: Johannesburg, 02 June 2016 - #SAMA22 nominee Nathi Mankayi, whose debut album went double platinum in its first month, was among the 2016 award winners. Photo: Supplied

DURBAN-  This year’s annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) were  held in Durban. At this years festivities, Emtee took the Record of the Year award for "Roll Up",  Black Coffee snatched the  Album of the Year award for " Pieces of Me". And everyone's favourite aritist Nathi took the Newcomer of the Year award for "Buyelekhaya".



The SAMA's  are one of the most anticipated music awards ceremonies in South Africa, not only for the award ceremony but also some of the outfits shown on the red carpet.

The celebrities outdid themselves at this years awards with Zakes Bantwini  taking the Lesotho blanket trend to the next level with a poncho blankie  over his suit. And the pastor who seems to have money like dust and showed it by pinning it onto his cloths.



The first award of the evening went to  Nathi Mankayi wining Bestselling Album of the Year for “Buyelekhaya”.  The Dbn Nyts took both the Highest Airplay Award and the Highest Airplay Composer Award.

While artisits were grabbing awards Somizi was knocking everyone dead with his  Zulu/Greek warrior outfit alongside the beautiful Thando Thabete as they hosted the awards on the evening.




The Best Traditional Faith Music Album award went to TYGC Family for “The Journey Begins".

And the Best Dance Album award went to BlackCoffee for “Pieces of Me”, which his mother went up on stage to accept the award on his behalf.



The crowd was entertained throughout the night with great performances from artists like  AKA and Da L.E.S. and a tribute to Lebo Mathosa from Somzi.



The full list of winners for the 22nd Annual South African Music Awards:

Record of the Year
Emtee - Roll Up

Album of the Year
Black Coffee - Pieces of Me

Duo or Group of the Year 
Big Nuz - For the Fans   

Female Artist of the Year 
Zonke - Work of Heart  

Male Artist of the Year    
Emtee - Avery  

Newcomer of the Year
Nathi - Buyelekhaya   

Best Rock Album   
Desmond & the Tutus - Enjoy Yourself

Best Pop Album   
Tresor - VII

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)   
Karlien van Jaarsveld - My Hartjie
Best Adult Contemporary Album   
Judith Sephuma - One Word
Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album   
Elvis Blue - Êrens in die Middel van Nêrens
Best African Adult Album   
Dizu Plaatjies & Friends - Ubuntu – The Common String
Best Alternative Album   
Petite Noir - La Vie Est Belle/Life is Beautiful
Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album   
Nathi - Buyelekhaya
Best Rap Album   
Emtee - Avery

Best Kwaito Album   
Big Nuz - For the Fans
Best Dance Album   
Black Coffee - Pieces of Me
Best Traditional Faith Music Album   
TYGC Family - The Journey Begins
Best Contemporary Faith Music Album   
Ntokozo Mbambo - Spirit and Life

Best Maskandi Album
Imithente - Ichakijana
Best Jazz Album
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR Jazz Orchestra - One Night in the Sun
Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
Wouter Kellerman - Love Language   
Best Live Audiovisual Recording
Jimmy Dludlu - Live at Emperors Palace
Best Collaboration
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark - Shumaya
Best Music Video of the Year
Jack Parow & Freshly Ground - Army of One
Best Produced Album of the Year
Zahara - Country Girl (Producer: Robbie Malinga)

Best Engineered Album of the Year
Black Coffee - Pieces of Me
Best Remix of the Year
DJ Sliqe - Do Like I Do Remix
Special Awards:

International Achievement Award
Black Coffee

Lifetime Achievement Award
Roger Lucey
Nana Coyote
Bhekumuzi Luthuli

Best Selling Mobile Music Downloads

Best Selling Album
Nathi - Buyelekhaya

Best Selling DVD
Joyous Celebration - Vol. 19: Back to the Cross

Best Selling Music Download of the Year
Sfiso Ncwane - Bayede Baba

Best Selling Ring-Back Tone
Sfiso Ncwane - Bayede Baba

Best Selling Full-Track Download
Nathi - Nomvula

Sampra Highest Airplay of the Year Award
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark - Shumaya

Sampra Highest Airplay Composers Award
Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark - Shumaya





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