Sensational Samas sizzle this year

By admin
13 May 2013

Toya Delazy and Khuli Chana were the big winners of the night at the 19th annual MTN Samas on Saturday, 11 May

? each star bagged three South African Music Awards!

Toya dazzled from the moment she kicked off the show with her opening performance ? in a rather unique white ensemble designed by Suzaan Heyns ? to the end when she walked away with her trio of awards.

Hip-hop artist Khuli Chana won the awards for best male, best rap and best album, scooping the statuettes in all three categories he was nominated in!

And there were some entertaining collaborations on stage ? ChianoSky teamed up with DJ Zinhle featuring Busiswa, while Bobby van Jaarsveld joined forces with Oskido featuring Candy.

No surprise with the next one – the Sampra award for the track most played on South African radio was claimed by Mi Casa for Heavenly Sent.

And finally, the beautiful and multiple-award-winner Lira performed an epic first solo performance on the night. Dripping in gold, she wowed the audience with her mesmerising voice, and is currently winging her way to Paris for the Trace Urban Music Awards tomorrow.

We’re just wondering why Prime Circle, LCNVL, Jimmy Nevis, AKA and Chad Saaiman weren’t nominated? Mmm, hopefully next year!

Some of the top tweets from the night!

Author and social commentator Khaya Dlanga ?@khayadlanga

The energy of Dr Malinga! He has so much energy he could power the power station of a large city. #MTNSAMA19

TV and radio personality Robert Marawa ?@robertmarawa

Khuli Chana!!! A hard working musician who deserves all that he's earning 2nite! Respect. Salute.

Singer Jimmy Nevis ?@JimmyNevis

My SAMA Experience was amazing! Thanks to @DonaldInDenial @ToyaDelazy @Miss_LIRA @ChianoSky and @DesmondandTutus! Amazing performances!!:)

TV and radio personality Phuti Khomo ?@PhutiKhomo1h

Congrats to @ToyaDelazy for her big performance and for winning best newcomer and best pop album awards!!! #SAMA19

Music writer Vicky Jankiewicz ?@Vicky_JKWICZ

What did you think about the colabs at the #mtnsama19's this year? I was damn impressed with @bobbyvjaarsveld!

For a full list of winners from the MTN Samas, see the official website ?

- Faiza Mallick

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