Mafikizolo takes early lead at SA Music Awards

2014-04-28 17:31

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The SA Music Awards, the biggest annual trophy hunt on the showbiz calendar, kicked off today with the presentation of the Industry Awards at the Extravaganza Theatre at Sun City.

Mafikizolo have taken an early lead at this year’s shindig, bagging no fewer than three awards at a ceremony hosted by TV starlet Pearl Modiadie.

The Afropop duo’s single, Khona, won Best Selling Ring-back Tone, Best Selling Full-track Download and Best Selling Mobile Music Download of the Year.

DJ Kent and newcomer Nakhane Touré began their campaigns with an award each – Most Played Song on South African Radio in 2013 and Best Alternative Album respectively.

Presenters included actors S’dumo Mtshali and Nomzamo Mbatha.

The main ceremony will be held at the Sun City Superbowl tonight and will be broadcast live on SABC1 from 8.30pm.

Acapella trio The Soil accept the Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album Award. Picture: Lucky Nxumalo/City Press

The full list of winners:

Best Alternative Music Album

Nakhane Touré, Brave Confusion

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

The Soil, Reflections: Live in Johannesburg

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Nqubeko Mbatha, Sentiments of a Worshipper

Best Traditional Music Album

Dr Thomas Chauke/Na Shinyori Sisters, Shimatsatsa No 32

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Guy Buttery, Live in KwaZulu

Best Live DVD

Zonke, Give and Take - Live

Best Music Video of the Year

Kyle Lewis: Sleepwalker by The Parlotones, Khuli Chana and Jon Savage

Best Producer of the Year

Darryl Torr: Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet

Best Engineer of the Year

Peter Auret: Pimp My Piano by Charl du Plessis

Remix of the Year

Oskido, Tsa Ma Ndebele

Best Selling DVD of the Year

Joyous Celebration, Grateful Volume 17

Best Selling Mobile Music Download of the Year

Mafikizolo, Khona

Best Selling Ring-Back Tone of the Year

Mafikizolo, Khona

Best Selling Full-Track Download of the Year

Mafikizolo, Khona

Most Played Song on South African Radio in 2013

DJ Kent ft The Arrows, Spin My World Around

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