Samas 2018: All the winners

Cape Town – The second night of the South African Music Awards took place on Saturday, 2 June and featured some hot performances, lots of glamorous celebs and even President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthetwa. 

The first night of the awards took place on Friday; see all the winners here

Both nights of the Samas took place in Sun City and were screened live on SABC 1 (DStv 191) as well as live streamed on the event's official Facebook. 

Riky Rick

ON STAGE: Riky Rick performing at the Samas 2018. (Photo: Gallo)


Best Selling Digital Artists 

Joyous Celebration

Highest Airplay Special Composer Winner Package 

Sun-El Musician ft Samthing Soweto

Best Traditional Faith Music Album 

Andile Kamajola for Andile Kamajola Chapter 8 Sekwanele

Best African Indigenous Gospel Album

Vuma Zion for Samson Aphi Amandla Akho

Best Kwaito Album

Busiswa for Highly Flavoured

Best Afro Pop Album

Mafikizolo for 20

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album 

Jo Black for Skepe 

Best Pop Album

Tresor for The Beautiful Madness 

Lifetime Achiever Award recipients

Spokes H, Steve Kekana and Mbongeni Ngema 

International Achiever Award

Shashika Mooruth

Best Rock Album

Fokofpolisiekar for Selfmedikasie

The Best Hip Hop Album

Shane Eagle for Yellow

Best Dance Album

Lady Zamar for King Zamar 

Best Maskandi

Abafana Baka Mgqumeni for 6 to 6

Newcomer of the Year


Duo/Group of the Year


Female Artist of the Year


Male Artist of the Year

Prince Kaybee

Album of the Year

Shekhinah for Rose Gold

Record of the Year

Distruction Boyz FT Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi for Omunye


The Samas 2018 in photos

8 pics from Samas 2018 red carpet

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