Ndlovu Youth Choir and Prince Kaybee among winners from night 2 of the Samas

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 Ndlovu Youth Choir America's Got Talent Season 14 Live Show Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre on September 17, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Ndlovu Youth Choir America's Got Talent Season 14 Live Show Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre on September 17, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
  • Night two of the South African Music Awards was dedicated to the sultry sounds of soul music.
  • Judith Sephuma as well as Ami Faku delivered amazing performances for the pre-recorded show.
  • Winners on the night included the Ndlovu Youth Choir, Prince Kaybee and Bishop Benjamin Dube.


Night two of the five-episode Sama special was all about music that speaks to the soul.

Themed #ForThaSoul, the show opened with a stunning performance by iconic SA singer, Judith Sephuma. With the production being pre-recorded, the Samas team took advantage of the opportunity to create beautiful music videos to accompany each artist's performance. 

Judith stood on the stage of a deserted theatre, joined by a contemporary dancer as she delivered a captivating rendition of her song, Maropeng.

Another stellar performance was delivered by singer, Ami Faku.

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Dineo Langa and Donovan Goliath returned as presenters for the show, dressing according to the soul theme. 

Skhumba and DJ Ankletap, who provided commentary on the first night, also made a return, this time joined by legendary gospel singer, Rebecca Malope.

When it came to the awards, popular group, the Ndlovu Youth Choir claimed the trophy for Best Adult Contemporary Album, while Prince Kaybee walked away with the coveted Male Artist of the Year award. 

Lifetime Award Honouree, Bishop Benjamin Dube, took the Best Contemporary Faith Music Album for Glory In His Presence.

Here are all the winners for night two:

Best Afro Pop Album:

Isphithiphithi by Samthing Soweto

Best Reggae Album:

True Stories by Bongo Riot Di Dancehall Wakanda 

Best African Adult Contemporary Album:

Folklore-Chapter 1 by Pilani Bubu 

Best Adult Contemporary Album:

Africa by Ndlovu Youth Choir

Best R&B/Soul Album:

My Heart To Your Soul by Lungisa Xhamela

Best Alternative Music Album:

Cult Pop by Lo-Ghost

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album:

Glory In His Presence by Benjamin Dube

Male Artist of the Year:

Prince Kaybee for Re Mmino

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee

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