SAMA 2013 nominees announced

2013-03-20 11:13 Johannesburg - The 19th annual MTN South African Music Awards nominations have been announced during a live recording at The Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg on Wednesday.

As part a complete digital makeover this year, the SAMA nominations announcement was streamed live

via Facebook and MTN's mobile platform at 10:00 on Wednesday.

An official party for all the nominees will be held later on Wednesday. Fans will yet again be able to tune in to watch live interviews with all the favourite artists on the red carpet.

The official awards ceremony will be held on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May at Sun City.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Album of the Year

Wa Muhle - B.O.P

Kelly Khumalo - The Past, The Present, The Future

Khuli Chana - Lost In Time

Maleh - Step Child

Ntokozo Mbambo – Filled

The Muffinz - Have you Heard?

Record of the Year (public vote)

Father To Be - Black Motion

Wa Muhle - B.O.P

I Deserve- Donald

Stokvel - DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota

Bosso - HHP

Walking Away - ChianoSky

Colour of You- Kabomo

Lifeline - Elvis Blue

Hero - Lloyd Cele

Still - Liquideep

Heavenly Sent – MiCasa

Thetha Nami – Riot

Move – Khaya

Tsa Mandebele – Oskido

Wake Up – Teargas

Kulungile Baba - Sfiso Ncwane

Love Is In The Air - Toya Delazy

Umthwalo – Zahara

IStokvel - Vetkuk

Duo or Group of the Year


Desmond & The Tutus

DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota


The Muffinz

Female Artist of the Year


Kelly Khumalo

Lulu Dikana


Ntokozo Mbambo

Male Artist of the Year

Arno Carstens

Elvis Blue

Khuli Chana



Newcomer of the Year

Bongeziwe Mabandla



The Muffinz

Toya Delazy

Best Music Video of the Year

Molotov Films - Jealousy by AKA

Salomon Ligthelm - Hello Sweet World by Gangs Of Ballet Salomon Ligthelm

Warwick Allan - Evidence by Prime Circle

Jolyon Ellis - Attack Of The Hadedas by Spoonfeedas

Claudio Pavan - Honey Spiders by The Parlotones

Best Rock Album

Arno Carstens - Atari Gala

Desmond and the Tutus - MNUSIC

Prime Circle - Evidence

The Plactics - Pyramid

Zebra and Giraffe – The Wisest Ones

Best Pop Album

ChianoSky - Hungry

Kurt Darren - In Jou Oë

Snotkop - Oppas

Lloyd Cele - No Limits

Toya Delazy - Heart

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Blackbyrd – Strong

Elvis Blue -Journey

Freshlyground – Take Me to the Dance

Lira – Return To love

Nianell – My Heart

Best Kontemporêre Musiekalbum

Bobby van Jaarsveld - Wat Geld Nie Kan Koop Nie

Jay en Lianie - Bonnie en Clyde

Juanita - Jy Voltooi My

Romanz - Hou Vas

Theuns Jordaan - Roeper

Best African Adult Album

Bongeziwe Mabandla - Umlilo

Camagwini - Re-Birth

Kelly Khumalo - The Past, The Present, The Future

Maleh- Step Child

Nomfusi - Take Me Home

Best Alternative Album

Bittereinder - Die Dinkdansmasjien

Fetish - Little Heart

iScream & The Chocolate Stix - The Paradox

Tailor - The Dark Horse

Yoav  - Blood vine

Best R&B / Soul / Reggae Album

Kabomo - Memory Remains

Khaya - For You

Lulu Dikana - This is the Life

The Muffinz - Have you Heard?

Zaki Ibrahim - Every Opposite

Best Rap Album

Khuli Chana- Lost in Time

Last Days Fam - Eternal Effect

PRO - Continua

ProVerb - Fourthwrite

Reason - Audio3D

Best Kwaito Album

Bhar - Morning Bang

Kabelo - Immortal Vol. 2

L'Vovo Derrango - The Headmaster

Professor - The Orientation

Teddybears - Teddybears

Best Dance Album

Black Coffee - Africa Rising

DJ Pepsi - Royal House Collection Vol. 2

DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota - Dinaledi

Oskido - I Believe

Pascal & Pearce - Passport 2.0

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Jonathan Butler - Grace and Mercy

Retief Burger, Helmut Meijer, Neil Büchner, Louis Britz - In Verwondering

Loyiso - Love Complete

Ntokozo Mbambo - Filled

Retief Burger - Luidkeels Dieper

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Hlengiwe Mhlaba - Abba Baba

Rebecca - Live in Concert

Thulile Mbili - My Home-Heaven

Spirit Of Praise Vol. 4

Winnie Mashaba - Bophelo Ke Leeto

Best Traditional Album

George Maluleke - Magolongwani

Shabalala Rhythm - Please Call Me

Soul Brothers - Isiphithiphithi

Dr. Thomas Chauke - Shimatsatsa No.31

Zozo & Sangere Superbeat- Mabindu Vol 14

Best Maskandi Album

Bongeziwe Mabandla - Umlilo

Camagwini - Re-Birth

Kelly Khumalo - The Past, The Present, The Future

Maleh- Step Child

Nomfusi - Take Me Home

Best Jazz Album

Herbie Tsoaeli - African Time

Kyle Shepherd  - South African History IX

Lindiwe Maxolo - Time

Steve Dyer - Ubuntu Music

Tutu Puoane - Breathe

Best Classic & Instrumental Album

Maria Du Toit & Nina Schumann - Luminous Shade

CH2 - CH2 Guitar Duo Live with the UP Symphony Orchestra

Derek Gripper - One Night On Earth

Guy Buttery - To Disappear In Place

Nibs van der Spuy & Guy Buttery - In The Shade of the Wild Fig

Best Producer

Mike Beling - Strong by Blackbyrd

Crighton Goodwill - Hungry by ChianoSky

Theo Crous - Evidence by Prime Circle

Theo Crous - Journey Through The Shadows by The Parlostones

Jax Panik - Due Drop Deluxe by Toya Delazy

Best Live DVD

Lira - The Captured Tour Concert Film

The Parlotones - Dragonflies and Astronauts

Black Coffee - Africa Rising

Huisgenoot Skouspel - Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012

Zahara- THe Beginning LIVE

Best Collaboration

Lloyd Cele Feat. Fresh

Euphonik, & Slikour - Louder!

Riot Feat. Zahara - Thetha Nami

Shabalala Rhythm Feat. Oliver Mtukudzi and DJ Tira - Please Call Me

V. Underground Feat. Mishka - Gelo Wandi

Zahara Feat. Leroy Bell & Soweto Gospel Choir - Hold On (Bambelela)

Best Engineer

Christopher Tuck - Lucid Alive And Dreaming by Macstanley

Mark Beling - Strong by Blackbyrd

Crighton Goodwill - Hungry by ChianoSky

Jake Odendaal - Night of Light Die Beste Van Joe Nieman by ChianoSky

Marius Marais - Huisgenoot Skouspel 2012

Remix of the Year

Zynne Sibika - Istokvel by DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota

Chris Sen - 2012 Change The World by RJ Benjamin DJ Kent - Thinking About You Ft. Zonke - DJ Kent Remix by Theo Kgosinkwe

Pascal & Pearce - Heart - Pascal & Pearce Remix by Toya Delazy

The following Special Achievement Awards will be announced on the night of the awards ceremony: International Achievement Award, Best Selling DVD, Lifetime Achievement Award, MTN Best Selling Mobile Music Download, Best Selling True-Tone, Best Selling Ring-back Tone and Best Selling Full-Track Download.