Mafikizolo the big winners at Samas, taking home four awards

2014-04-30 00:00

MAFIKIZOLO were the big winners at the South African Music Awards (Samas), held at the Sun City Superbowl on Monday night, taking home the prizes for best pop album, best duo or group of the year, album of the year and record of the year for Reunited.

They were also winners in the best collaboration category for Happiness, featuring May D, while their track Khona was named best-selling mobile music download, best ringback tone and bestselling full track download.

Durban musicians Gangs of Ballet lost out to Mafikizolo for duo or group of the year, but the band celebrated when the producer of their album Yes/No/Grey, Darryl Torr, was named the best producer of the year. Acclaimed guitarist Guy Buttery won the Sama for best classical and/or instrumental album for the beautiful Live in KwaZulu.

Durban kwaito stars Big Nuz won the best kwaito album award for Made In Africa; Port Shepstone-born Naima Kay took home the prize for newcomer of the Year for Umsebenzi; Thokozani Langa, from Mahlabathini, won best maskandi album for Inyakanyaka; and Empangeni-born Nqubeko Mbatha’s album Sentiments Of A Worshipper was named best contemporary faith music album.

Durban musicians The Arrows won the highest airplay of the year award for the track Spin My World Around, their collaboration with DJ Kent.

Other winners at the Samas 2014

Best pop album: Karlien van Jaarsveld — Uitklop­hou;

Best adult contemporary album: Shaun Jacobs — Love Can;

Best rock album: Van Coke Kartel — Bloed. Sweet & Trane;

Best contemporary music album: Elvis Blue — Afrikaans;

Best African adult album: Zonke — Give and Take Live;

Best alternative album: Nakhane Toure — Brave Confusion;

Best RnB, soul and reggae: The Soil — Reflections Live in Joburg;

Best rap album: iFani — I Believes In Me (1st Quadrant);

Best traditional faith music: Rebecca — Bayos’Khomba;

Best dance album: Mi Casa — Su Casa;

Best traditional album: Dr. Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters — Shimatsatsa No 32;

Best jazz album: Shane Cooper — Oscillations;

Best live DVD: Zonke — Give and Take Live;

Music video of the year: The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage — Sleepwalker;

Best selling DVD: Joyous Celebration — Gartefeul vol. 17 ;

Best selling album of the year: Zahara — Phendula;

Best engineer of the year: Peter Auret — Pimp My Piano;

Remix of the year: Oskido — Tsa Ma Ndebele;

Female artist of the year: Zahara — Phendula;

Male artist of the year: Kabomo — Memory Remains.

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