Mafikizolo dominate SAMAs with eight awards

By admin
29 April 2014

It was a clean sweep for Afro pop duo Mafikizolo at the 20th annual South African Music Awards, where they took home the eight awards they were nominated for.

Talk about a slam dunk! It was a clean sweep for Afro pop duo Mafikizolo at the 20th annual South African Music Awards, where they took home all right awards they were nominated for.

The duo's Nhlanhla Nciza and Theo Kgosinkwe made quite a comeback with their album Reunited, after taking a few years off to concentrate in solo projects. The album spawned hits songs Khona and Happiness.

Their awards included the hotly contested Kia Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Duo or Group of the Year, Best Pop Album, Best Collaboration, Best Selling Ring-back Tone, Best Selling Full-track Download and Best Selling Mobile Music Download of the Year.

Nhlanhla took to Instagram to thanks the fans. "8 SAMAs Absolutely unbelievable !! No words can describe last nights awesomeness. Siyabulela Mzantsi Afrika, nangomso. When God says yes no one can say no!!"

The celeb-filled event at the Sun City Superbowl marked 20 years of the SAMAs as well as South Aftica's democracy.

The list of the winners

Album of the Year

Mafikizolo                                                          Reunited

Duo or Group of the Year

Mafikizolo                                                          Reunited

Female Artist of the Year

Zahara                                                              Phendula

Male Artist of the Year        

Kabomo                                                              Memory Remains

Newcomer of the Year

Naima Kay                                                          Umsebenzi

Best Rock Album    

Van Coke Kartel                                                  Bloed, Sweet & Trane

Best Pop Album     

Mafikizolo                                                          Reunited

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)           

Karlien van Jaarsveld                                      Uitklophou

Best Adult Contemporary Album     

Shaun Jacobs                                                       Love Can

Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album

Elvis Blue                                                          Afrikaans

Best African Adult Album   

Zonke                                                               Give and Take Live

Best Rap Album     

iFani                                                               I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)

Best Kwaito Album 

Big Nuz                                                             Made in Africa

Best Dance Album  

Mi Casa                                                             Su Casa

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Rebecca                                                             Bayos'Khomba

Best Collaboration

Mafikizolo Ft May D                                          Happiness

Best Selling Album

Zahara                                                              Phendula

Best Maskandi Album

Thokozani Langa                                                Inyakanyaka

Best Jazz Album

Shane Cooper                                                      Oscillations

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Phuzekhemisi

International Achievement Award

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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