iFani enters SAMA royalty

The Sun City Superbowl was magical in the flesh when the stars came out to play at the 20th South African Music Awards. The only disappointment had to be the announcement of Best Rap before the actual live broadcast. Can’t rappers get more shine? Please SAMA committee – give Best Rap category it’s spot in the main show. How dope would it have been to catch iFani’s acceptance speech? CONGRATULATIONS to the HYPE cover star for taking it home, and big up to Kwesta, Molemi, AB Crazy and L-TIDO for repping in the same category. 


Hip hop aside, the night single-handedly belong to Mafiizolo. At one point we stopped counting the number of awards they bagged – which is officially on 8. They managed to pick up their first wins at the Industry Awards which took place around 12 noon earlier before the main awards show. Check out the list of winners at Industry Awards:

Best Alternative Music Album

Nakhane Touré     Brave Confusion

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album
The Soil     Reflections Live in Joburg

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album
Nqubeko Mbatha    Sentiments of a Worshipper

Best Traditional Music Album
Dr Thomas Chauke Na Shinyori Sisters  Shimatsatsa No 32

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album
Guy Buttery     Live in KwaZulu

Best Live DVD
Zonke      Give and Take Live

Best Music Video of the Year
Kyle Lewis Sleepwalker by The Parlotones, Khuli Chana & Jon Savage

Best Producer of the Year
Darryl Torr Yes/No/Grey by Gangs of Ballet

Best Engineer of the Year
Peter Auret Pimp My Piano by Charl du Plessis

Remix of the Year
Oskido      Tsa Ma Ndebele

Best Selling DVD of the Year
Joyous Celebration    Grateful Volume 17

Best Selling Mobile Music Download of the Year
Mafikizolo     Khona

Best Selling Ring-Back Tone of the Year
Mafikizolo     Khona

Best Selling Full-Track Download of the Year
Mafikizolo     Khona

Most Played Song on South African Radio in 2013
DJ Kent ft. The Arrows 


Album of the Year
Mafikizolo       Reunited

Duo or Group of the Year
Mafikizolo       Reunited

Female Artist of the Year
Zahara       Phendula

Male Artist of the Year
Kabomo       Memory Remains

Newcomer of the Year
Naima Kay       Umsebenzi

Best Rock Album
Van Coke Kartel      Bloed, Sweet & Trane
Best Pop Album
Mafikizolo       Reunited

Beste Pop Album (Afrikaans)
Karlien van Jaarsveld     Uitklophou

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Shaun Jacobs      Love Can
Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album
Elvis Blue       Afrikaans
Best African Adult Album
Zonke       Give and Take Live
Best Rap Album
iFani       I Believes in Me (1st Quadrant)
Best Kwaito Album
Big Nuz      Made in Africa
Best Dance Album
Mi Casa        Su Casa
Best Traditional Faith Music Album
Rebecca       Bayos’Khomba

Best Collaboration
Mafikizolo Ft May D     Happiness
Best Selling Album
Zahara      Phendula

Best Maskandi Album
Thokozani Langa      Inyakanyaka
Best Jazz Album
Shane Cooper      Oscillations 
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
International Achievement Award
Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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