Full List : South African Music Awards 2016 Nominees

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South Africa’s biggest night in music is fast approaching and this year the South African Music Awards will be staged in the sunny city of Durban.

Quite notable among the list are the usual suspects AKA, Cassper Nyovest and others.




The South African Music Awards is the premier music awards event in South Africa. Hosted by RiSA, the annual event showcases the country’s finest music related talent.

Here is list of nominees in the main categories.

Male Artist of the Year

Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me
Riky Rick – Family Values
Emtee – Avery
Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke

Female Artist of the Year

Judith Sephuma – One Word
Zahara – Country Girl
Fifi Cooper – 20Fifi
Karen Zoid – Drown Out the Noise
Zonke – Work of Heart

Newcomer of the Year

Riky Rick – Family Values
Emtee – Avery
Tresor – VII
Fifi Cooper – 20Fifi
Nathi – Buyelekhaya

Album of the Year

Francois van Coke – Francois van Coke
Emtee – Avery
Nathi – Buyelekhaya
Tresor – VII
Black Coffee – Pieces of Me

Duo or Group of the Year

Desmond & the Tutus – Enjoy Yourself
Witness the Funk – Finding Nomusa
Marcus Wyatt & the ZAR – One Night in the Sun
Jazz Orchestra, Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar – Cotton Candy
Big Nuz – For the Fans

Best Rap Album

Emtee – Avery
Kid X – 3 Quarter Pace
Da L.E.S – North God
Riky Rick – Family Values
Zakwe – Impande

Best Kwaito Album    

Big Nuz – For the Fans
Dbn Nyts – Believe
Kabelo Mabalane – Immortal Vol. 3
Dj Bongz – Game Changer
Mzansi – North Coast Vibe

Best Dance Album  

Black Coffee – Pieces of Me
Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home
Mobi Dixon – Tribal Soul Special Edition
DJ Merlon – Original Copy
Junior Taurus & Lady Zamar – Cotton Candy

Best Collaboration

Dbn Nyts ft. Zinhle Ngidi & Trademark – Shumaya
Shekinah x Kyle Deutsch – Back to the Beach
AKA ft. Redsan, Burna Boy & Stoneboy – All Eyes on Me
Major League DJz ft. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat, Riky Rick & Carpo – Sylza Tsotsi
Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie

Best Music Video of the Year

Jack Parow & Freshly Ground – Army of One
Riky Rick ft. Cassper Nyovest & Anatii – Fuseg
Al Bairre & PH Fat – Caviar Dreams
iFani – Ayadelela
Monark – Negatives Deluxe

Best Remix of the Year

DJ Sliqe – Do Like I Do Remix
AKA – Baddest Remix
Mobi Dixon – My Sugar
Mobi Dixon – Never Let Me Go Remix
The Fraternity – Bheka Mina Ngedwa Amplified

Best Produced Album of the Year

Zahara – Country Girl
Mi Casa – Home Sweet Home
Sannie Fox – Serpente Masjien
Mark Counihan – To the Brave Ones
Zonke – Work of Heart


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