KZN artists shine at Samas

2010-04-19 00:00

ONCE again, South African musicians were honoured and recognised in style for their hard work and talent at the 16th annual MTN South African Music Awards (Samas) held at Sun City at the weekend. The awards recognise musical excellence across all genres.

Durban group Big Nuz were among the big winners with best kwaito album and record of the year.

The Durban-born producer, mixer and DJ, Nkosinathi Maphumulo, aka Black Coffee, received the award for the Male Artist of the Year.

Another Durban local, Tshepo Mngoma, took an award for Newco­mer of the Year and Umgqumeni won for the Best Maskandi Album for I SMS.

KwaZulu-Natal Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation MEC Weziwe Thusi congratulated the KwaZulu-Natal artists.

“Our artists, particularly Big Nuz, have once again done us proud by scooping Best Album of the Year and Best Kwaito Album of the Year awards …

“This is an indication that KwaZulu-Natal produces artists of supreme quality. Over the past few years, KwaZulu-Natal has taken the lead in the arts industry,” said Thusi.

THE complete list of the Saturday night award winners:


Male Artist of the Year: Black Coffee – Home Brewed.

Female Artist of the Year: Lira – Live in Concert: A Celebration.

Duo / Group of the Year: Jaziel Brothers – The Journey.

Newcomer of the Year: Tshepo Mngoma – People and Places.

Album of the Year: Big Nuz – Undisputed.

Best Music Video of the Year: The Parlotones – Push Me To The Floor.

Best Maskandi Album: Umgqumeni – I SMS.

Best Rock Album (English): The Parlotones – Stardust Galaxies.

Best Pop Album (English): Axene – 16.

Best Pop Album (Afrikaans): Bobby van Jaarsveld – Net Vir Jou.

Best Pop Album (African): Ntando – Inqubenko.

Best Urban Pop Album: Jozi – Wild Life.

Best Sokkie Dans Album: Die Campbells – Mamma Maria.

Best Urban Dance Album: Black Coffee – Home Brewed.

Best Rap Album: Teargas – Dark or Blue.

Best Kwaito Album: Big Nuz – Undisputed.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Adam Glasser – Free at First.

Best African Traditional Gospel Album: Sechaba – Mangihamba Mawe.

MTN Best Selling Mobile Music Download: DJ Cleo — Hands Up.

Best-selling Album: Bok van Blerk — Afrikaner Hart.

Lifetime Achievement: Carike Keuzenkamp and Jabu Khanyile.

International Achievement: Soweto Gospel Choir.

MTN Record of the Year: Big Nuz (featuring Tira) — Umlilo.

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