South African Music Awards (#SAMA 26) 2020 Winners So Far.

South African Music Awards (#SAMA 26) 2020 Winners So Far. Image
South African Music Awards (#SAMA 26) 2020 Winners So Far. Image

Check out the list of the South African Music Awards (#SAMA 26) winners so far.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the annual South African Music Awards ceremony (SAMA 26 tagged #ForThaKulture) are doing things differently this year.

Rather than host the entire award show in one night and under one roof, it will be held virtually and split across five nights. The first night being yesterday, Monday, August 3rd, the virtual awards with the sub-theme, ForTheRoots kicked things off with 9 awards.

The virtual ceremony, hosted by actress and television personality, Dineo Langa and the witty Donovan Goliath was a big success. The Ndlovu Youth Choir gave an impressive performance as expected, and the deserving winners were announced. Other performers included Amanda Black and Big Zulu.

Ndabo Zulu and Umgidi Ensemble became the biggest winners of the night, grabbing two wins including “Newcomer of the Year” and “Best Jazz Album”. It was also a good night for Dumi Mkokstad who gained his first SAMA after 20 years in the industry. Other winners include K.O, Nandi Madida, Davido and more. Check out the full list below.

Winners Announced On Monday 3rd, August 2020 @ 9:30pm. Streamed On My Muze And Mzansi Magic.  #ForThaSoul #ForThaKultcha

Best Maskandi Album:

  1. Bawucisha ngo Paraffin by Abafana baka Mgqumeni
  2. Hlanga Lomhlabathi by Izingane Zoma
  3. Inhloko Nes’Xhanti by Khuzani
  4. Inyoka Yodumo by Sgwebo Sentambo
  5. Upopayi by Thokozani Langa [Winner]

Best Traditional Music Album:

  1. Botshelo by Makopanela Pineng
  2. Richang by Tswelelang Cultural Dancers
  3. Sialala by Vha Venda Cultural Group
  4. Tshimo Ea Tlholwa by Mma Ausi
  5. Ungabanaki by Qadasi & Maqhinga [Winner]

Best Collaboration:

  1. Akulaleki by Samthing Soweto featuring Sha Sha, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
  2. Fetch Your Life by Prince Kaybee featuring Msaki
  3. Love You Tonight by MFR Souls featuring DJ Maphorisa, Sha Sha and Kabza De Small
  4. Say U Will by K.O featuring Nandi Madida [Winner]
  5. Tender Love by Sha Sha featuring DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small

Best Traditional Faith Music Album:

  1. Re-Birth by TYGC Family
  2. Psalm 103 by Jeffrey Mkansi
  3. Praise & Repentance 2ndOffering by Muzie B
  4. OkaJehova Akanqotshwa by Deborah Fraser
  5. Calvary by Dumi Mkokstad [Winner]

Newcomer of the Year:

  1. Sbu Noah for A David Kind of Psalm (Live)
  2. Ami Faku for Imali
  3. Spha Mdlalose for Indlel’eyekhaya
  4. Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble for Queen Nandi : The African Symphony [Winner]
  5. Viwe Mkizwana for Tributes

Best African Indigenous Faith Album:

  1. Uyalalelwa by The General Universal Zion Church of God (Isitimela)
  2. Thobela Morena by Matsobane Maifo
  3. Themba Lami by Amagoduka
  4. Modula Sione Ore Utlwe, Mookamedi by Wacha Mkhukhu Wachumlilo
  5. Lona Ba Ratang Ho Phela by Amadodana Ase Wesile [Winner]

Best Jazz Album:

  1. Genesis of a Different World by Steve Dyer
  2. Indlel’eyekhaya by Spha Mdlalose
  3. Queen Nandi: The African Symphony by Ndabo Zulu & Umgidi Ensemble [Winner]
  4. Tributes by Viwe Mkizwana
  5. Amanzi Nemifula: Umkhuleko by Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane

Beste Kontemporere Musiek Album:

  1. Coenie 2.2 by Coenie de Villiers
  2. Boomhuis by Elandré
  3. Jou Huis by Elvis Blue
  4. Pure Plaas by Ricus Nel
  5. Sterker by Riana Nel [Winner]

Rest of Africa Award:

  1. Blossom by Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)
  2. I Love Girls With Trobul by Sarz and WurlD (Nigeria)
  3. Metamorfose by Isabel Novella (Mozambique)
  4. YPSZN2 by PsychoYP (Nigeria)
  5. A Good Time by Davido (Nigeria) [Winner]

Tuesday 4th, August 2020 @ 9:30pm. Streamed On My Muze And Mzansi Magic.  #ForThaSoul #ForThaKultcha

Best Afro Pop Album:

  1. From Bongo With Love by Bongo Maffin
  2. Imali by Ami Faku
  3. Isiphithiphithi by Samthing Soweto [Winner]
  4. Selimathunzi by Mthunzi
  5. Umuthi by Blaq Diamond

Best Alternative Music Album:

  1. Zeno by Muzi
  2. The Calling by James Deacon
  3. Ndim Nani by Zu.
  4. June by Manu Grace
  5. Cult Pop by Lo-Ghost [Winner]

Best Reggae Album:

  1. From the Low Land by Skeleton Blazer
  2. Impilo Kantanga by Jeremiah Fyah Ises
  3. The Revealer by Botanist
  4. True Stories by Bongo Riot Di Dancehall Wakanda [Winner]
  5. Vision 2020 by Fruitystar

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album:

  1. A David Kind of Psalm (Live) by Sbu Noah
  2. Friends in Praise, Vol.2 by Neyi Zimu and Omega Khunou
  3. Glory in His Presence by Benjamin Dube [Winner]
  4. Project 17 Live at Carnival City by Worship House
  5. Seasons, Volume II by We Will Worship

Best R&B/Soul Album:

  1. Elements by Elaine
  2. God Decides by Tellaman
  3. My Heart to Your Soul by Lungisa Xhamela [Winner]
  4. Pink Panther by Tshego
  5. Promised Land by Yanga Sobetwa

Male Artist of the Year:

  1. Benjamin Dube for Glory in His Presence
  2. Samthing Soweto for Isiphithiphithi
  3. Prince Kaybee for Re Mmino [Winner]
  4. Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane for Amanzi Nemifula: Umkhuleko
  5. Bongo Riot Di Dancehall Wakanda for True Stories

Best Adult Contemporary Album:

  1. Swansong by Lance James
  2. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue by the Parlotones
  3. Power by Amanda Black
  4. In a Different Light by Wouter Kellerman
  5. Africa by Ndlovu Youth Choir [Winner]
Tuesday 5th, August 2020 @ 9:30pm. Streamed On My Muze And Mzansi Magic.  #ForThastreets #ForThaKultcha

Best Kwaito Album:

  1. Baby Boy III by Vigro Deep
  2. Ikhenani by DJ Tira [Winner]
  3. Scorpion Kings by DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
  4. The Beginning by MFR Souls
  5. The Return of the Scorpion Kings by Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa

Beste Pop Album:

  1. Elektrisiteit by Dewald Wasserfall
  2. Hou Vas by HANCO
  3. #Partytjiedier by Kurt Darren [Winner]
  4. Patriot by Appel
  5. Swaeltjies by Danny Smoke

Beste Pop Album:

  1. DEEP BREATH by Deep Breath
  2. Ghost by Matthew Mole [Winner]
  3. Here I Am by Christian Heath
  4. Lifeline by Josh Wantie
  5. Solitude by Mike Stent

Best Hip Hop Album:

  1. 3T by YoungstaCPT
  2. Becoming a Pop Star by Yanga Chief [Winner]
  3. Injayam Vol.2 by DJ Sliqe
  4. PTYunLTD by KO
  5. Ungqongqoshe Wongqongqoshe by Big Zulu

Best Selling DVD

  1. Vol 23 Live At CTICC By Joyous Celebration [Winner]

Best Selling Artist:

  1. Mlindo The Vocalist [Winner]

Lifetime Achievement:

  1. Dan Tshanda [Winner]

The virtual award is still ongoing. There are more winners to be announced, we will update as we get more info

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