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Huge Surprises as SAMAs Returns to Sun City

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The return of the South African Music Awards to its original venue took place on Saturday, May 28, 2017 at Sun City, North West. Hosted by comedian Tumi Morake and Somiz, the night was filled with laughter and entertainment.  Kwesta was the big winner for the night as he scooped the most awards including Best Male Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year.  Amanda Black walked away with the Newcomer and Best Female Artist of the Year respectively.  The biggest award for the night was topped by Nasty C-Hell Naw for Record of The Year.

The full list of winners for the 23rd Annual South African Music Awards:     

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 – Amanda Black – Amazulu

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 Reen – Die Wereld 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

Highest Airplay of the Year – Ngud – Kwesta
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