The annual SAMA awards took place on Monday night at Sun City and 18 years after its inception, it’s still THEE show to watch as the stars come out to play and our music is celebrated. AKA scooped 2 awards for Best Street Urban and Best Male. He beat the likes of Zakwe who was a 5 time nominee (stand up KZN, the boy did us proud as a newcomer).

SAMA CEO and Idols judge, Randall Abrahams sure did good – with the award show being the BEST it’s ever been, from the staging to the performers and overall ambiance. And talking about performers, hip hop came alive when AKA took to the stage with Jack Parrow! It was dynamic when HHP did his thing, and let’s not forget about Jozi’s iconic masakande performance.

Ultimately the night belonge to ZAHARA who broke records, winning a staggering eight awards. Big ups to Mi Casa for bagging a few too. Check out some of the awards that you may be interested in (although we know y’all were just waiting on the hip hop award weren’t ya?)

Best Smooth Urban Music Album
Zahara for Loliwe

Best Collaboration
Zahara featuring Georgy for Incwad’Encane

Best Pop Album
Lloyd Cele for One

Best African Adult Album
Zonke for Ina Ethe

Best Street Urban Music Album
AKA for Altar Ego

Best Kwaito Album
Big Nuz for Pound for Pound

Best Dance Album
Mi Casa for Mi Casa Music

Special Award:  Best Selling Album
Loliwe by Zahara

Special Award:  MTN Best Selling Mobile Music Download
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