South African Music Awards 2018 – Industry Awards Winners

The first batch of winners for the 24th edition of the South African Music Awards has been announced.

The Industry Awards night which was held in Sun City, Bokone Bophirima saw 19 awards presented.

The categories included Best Alternative Music, Best Contemporary Faith Music Album, Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album.

Below is the full list of winners.

Best African Adult Contemporary Album

Time II Time – Joe Nina
Ilanga – Siseko Pame * WINNER
Based on a True Story  – Serame Sediti
Siphokazi – Siphokazi
Tribute Birdie Mboweni The Deluxe Edition Album – Tribute Birdie Mboweni

Beste Pop Album

Uitbasuin – Ray Dylan
Sing Vir Liefde – Karlien van Jaarsveld
Hy Loop Oop – Brendan Peyper
Laat Die Dansvloer Brand – Kurt Darren * WINNER
Iemand Om Lief Te He – Lianie May

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Indie Soul – Josie Field
Now Listen Properly – Swing City
Symphonic Soweto – Wouter Kellerman * WINNER
Life’s Journey – Charlie Finch
Miscellany – Janie Bay

Best Alternative Music Album

You Princess is in Another Castle – Loui Lvndn
Afrika 4 Beginners – Jack Parow
Hierdie is die Lewe – Francois van Coke
The Morning Show – Josh Kempen
Mangaliso – Bongeziwe Mabandla * WINNER

Best R&B/Soul/Reggae Album

Busisiwe – Cici
The Greatest Hits – The Nameless Band
Songs About You – Thabsie
Relationships – Afrotraction * WINNER

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

Wonders of Mercy – Bongani Nchang
Victorious In His Presence with Benjamin Dube – Benjamin Dube
The Alabaster – Swazi
Solid Rock – Sicelo Moya
Heaven’s Ways – Nqubeko Mbatha * WINNER

Best African Artist Album 

This is Me – NINIOLA
Sounds from the Other Side – Wizkid
Yellow The Novel – Zoë Modiga
M&M – Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango
The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience – Simphiwe Dana *WINNER

Best Traditional Music Album

Pitsi – Dinonyane Cultural Group
Uthando – Bomshell
Isiqalo – The Beginning – Complete
Jessica Mbangeni Sings IGoli Live @Lyric Theatre Johannesburg – Jessica Mbangeni * WINNER
Indodana – University of Pretoria Camerata

Best Jazz Album

The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience – Simphiwe Dana
Live at the Bird’s Eye – The Blue Notes Tribute Orkestra
Yellow The Novel  – Zoë Modiga
Voices of our Vision – Tune Recreation Committee
Ikhambi – Nduduzo Makhathini * WINNER

Best Classical and/or Instrumental Album

Insomnia – CH2
Chilled – James Grace
Matimba Ya Vuyimbeleri – University of Limpopo Choristers & the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra
Window to the Ashram – Kinsmen
Baroqueswing Vol. III – Charl du Plessis Trio * WINNER

Best Live Audio Visual Recording / DVD

Krone 4 Live – Krone
Victorious In His Presence with Benjamin Dube – Benjamin Dube
The Simphiwe Dana Symphony Experience
Experience – Simphiwe Dana
The Parlotones Orchestrated – The Parlotones
Red Mic Experience – Donald * WINNER

Best Collaboration

Omunye – Distruction Boyz ft Benny Maverick & Dladla Mshunqisi
Spirit – Kwesta ft Wale
Inde – Heavy K ft Busi & Nokwazi
Akanamali – Sun_EL Musician ft Samthing Soweto * WINNER
Ngempela – Sjava ft Howard & DJ Maphorisa

Music Video of the Year

Let It Flow – Shane Eagle
Naaa Meaan – Nadia Nakai
Spirit – Kwesta ft Wale
Don’t do it – Nasty C
Arumtumtum – Rouge * WINNER

Best Produced Album

Rose Gold – Shekhinah
Familia – Mi Casa
20 – Mafikizolo
Late Night People – Goldfish * WINNER
I Am Music – Prince Kaybee

Best Engineered Album

A Noise in the Void – Kahn
Familia – Mi Casa
20 – Mafikizolo * WINNER
Ikhambi – Nduduzo Makhathini
Gqom Is The Future – Distruction Boyz

Remix of the Year

Faith Alive  – King Bayaa
I Got You – Mobi Dixon
Free  – Household Funk
Buy It Out  – Riky Rick feat. Youngsta CPT, KLY, Da Les, Frank Casino, J Molley & Stilo Magolide
Lake By The Ocean  – Mobi Dixon * WINNER

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