Here are your #SAMA23 nominees thus far

Another awards ceremony is in our midst, here are some of the biggest songs and artists of the past year who have been nominated for The 23rd South African Music Awards.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Top of The


The nominees announcement is currently being held at the luxurious Destiny Exclusive Hotel in the east of Johannesburg.

Here are some of the artists that have been nominated thus far.

We're glad to see that Kwesta made it to the Male Artist of the Year category, we're hoping he'll scoop the award on the night.

Male artist of the year

The Best Kwaito album category is quite competitive we're betting on Babes Wodumo to walk away with the award.

Kwaito artist

The Best rap album category also looks quite competitive as well, glad to see A-Reece and Stogie T on the list as well, should be interesting to see who will take this award.

Best rap album

Your thoughts on the Best Newcomer category?

Best newcomer

The Best Afro Pop nominees list was quite obvious as well, no surprises here.

afro pop

We'll update you on the other nominations as they come.

Update: Here are more of the nominations from last nights SAMAs nomination announcement:

Best Collaboration

Best Collaboration

The Best Female category is one we're also looking forward to seeing, and just as competitive as the other categories, with the likes of Thandiswa Mazwai, Kelly

Best Female

Not to be biased, but we'd love to see Khuli Chana win this award, this One Source video was really impressive.

Best video

UPDATE: Watch as the Live Amp hosts, DJ Warras and Lerato Kganyago, read the names of the 2017 SAMA Record of the Year Nominees. Who will you be voting for? 

Recap: 2017 SAMA Record of the Year Nominees

  1. AKA - One Time
  2. Amanda Black Amazulu 
  3. Babes Wodumo - Wololo Feat. Mampintsha 
  4. Black Coffee. - COme With Me Feat. Mque 
  5. Black Coffee - Your Eyes Feat. Shekinah
  6. Bucie - Rejoice Feat. Black Motion 
  7. DJ Clock - Wolves Feat. Prom Nights 
  8. DJ Speedsta - Mayo Feat. Tellaman, Frank Casino and Shane Eagle 
  9. Euphonik - Don't Wanna Be Your Friend Feat. Micasa
  10. Goodluck - Thinking About You 
  11. Kwesta - Ngud Feat. Cassper Nyovest 
  12. Cold Shoulder - Locnville 
  13. Matthew Mole - Run 
  14. Miss Pru - Ameni Feat. Emtee, Fifi Cooper, Sjava, Saudi, Benchmarq and A-Reece 
  15. Mobi Dixon - Trigger Feat. Inga Hina 
  16. Musa - Mthande Feat. Robbie Malinga 
  17. Nasty C - Hell Naw 
  18. Sketchy Bongo - Let You Know Feat. Shekinah 
  19. I Need You - Timo ODV
  20. DJ Ganyani - Talk to Me 

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