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VIDEO: #SAMA23 – Kwesta wins BIG! | Full list of winners at South African Music Awards 2017


VIDEO: #SAMA23 – Kwesta wins BIG! | Full list of winners at South African Music Awards 2017

The South African Music Awards is done and dusted and notable among the winners was rapper Kwesta, who swept majority of the awards for which he was nominated for.

The who’s who of the entertainment industry have gathered at the Sun City Super Bowl to celebrate the cremè deal cremè of the country’s music industry.

Kwesta bagged one of the most coveted awards of the night, Album of the Year for his “Dakar II”.

The hip-hop artist started the night on a high note, winning two highest airplay awards. The Ngud’ hitmaker received nods from the South African Music Rights Organisation and the South African Music Performance Rights Association. He scooped the third award for Best Rap Album for “DaKAR II”. He received his fourth award for Best Male.

In his acceptance speech at the beginning of the night, Kwesta, real name Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi, said these awards were his first, and thanked his fans for the great year they gave him.

Kwesta, who is nominated in five categories this year, is a favourite for the night.

He was up for the following awards:

  • Best Male
  • Album Of The Year (“DaKAR II”)
  • Best Rap Album (“DaKAR II”)
  • Best Collaboration (Ngud’ ft Cassper Nyovest off “DaKAR II”)
  • Best Collaboration (Mayibabo ft DJ Bucks, Okmalumkoolkat & DJ Maphorisa off “DaKAR II”)

Here are the night’s winners:

Lifetime Achievement Honorees – Dr. Rebecca Malope

– Don Laka

– Babsy Mlangeni

Best Adult Contemporary Album – No Borders (Hugh Masekela)

Best African Adult Album – Ngeliny’ilanga (Soul Kulture)

Best Alternative Music Album – Kings (Native Young)

Best R&B, Soul Reggae Album – Amazulu (Amanda Black)

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album – The Dawn (Khaya Mthethwa)

Best Pop Album winner – ADAM – Vir Vertigo

Best Jazz Album – Inner Dimensions (Nduduzo Makhathini with Umgidi Trio and One Voice Vocal Ensemble)

The Best Classical Instrumental Album – Trio for Baroqueswing Vol. II (Charl du Plessis)

Best Traditional Music Album – Na Shinyori Sisters – Shimatsatsa No 34: Xiganga (Dr.Thomas Chauke)

Best African Artist Entry – Patoranking (Patoranking)

Live Audio Visual Recording Album – The Dawn (Khaya Mthethwa)

Best Collaboration Album – NGUD (Kwesta)

Best Music Video of the Year – Ameni (Miss Pru DJ)

Best Produced Album – Isina Muva (Sjava indlalifa)

Best Engineered Album – Aandblom 13 (Arno Carstens)

Remix of the Year – Wena Wedwa (Vic)

Best Selling DVD – Joyous Celebration20 (Joyous Celebration)

Best Selling Digital Artist – Sfiso Ncwane Productions (Ngipholise Nkosi)

Best Selling Album – My hart bly in Natal (Refentse)

SAMRO Music Highest Airplay of the year – NGUD (Kwesta ft Cassper Nyovest)

SAMPRA highest airplay of the year – Kwesta NGUD

Best Traditional Faith Music Album of the year – Spirit Of Praise Vol.6 ( Spirit Of Praise)

Best Kwaito Album – Good Will (Dr. Malinga)

Best Afropop Album – Naninina (Vusi Nova)

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album – Die Wêreld Binne My (Joshua Na Die Reën)

Statuette for Best Pop Album – The Nature Within (GoodLuck Music)

Best Rock Album – The Wake Up (Albert Frost)

Best Rap Album – Dakar II (Kwesta)

Best Dance Album – Ya Badimo (Black Motion)

Best Maskandi Album – Khuzani (Inyoni Yomthakathi)

Best Newcomer of the year – Amanda Black (Amazulu)

Best Duo or Group of the Year – Black Motion (Ya Badimo)

Female Artist of the Year – Amanda Black (Amazulu)

Male Artist of the Year – Kwesta (Dakar II The Second Coming)

Best Album of the Year – Kwesta (Dakar II The Second Coming)

Record of the Year – Hell Naw (Nasty C)

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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