Zahara & Mi Casa are the Biggest Winners at the 2012 SAMAs

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18th SAMAs
The 18th MTN South African Music Awards took place on Sunday & Monday, 29 & 30 April 2012 at Sun City Superbowl. Zahara took at list 5 awards with Loliwe scooping even more awards including “Remix of the Year”. Mi Casa (Duda, J-Something and Mo-Tand) & AKA each walked away with two award.

The full list of nominees with the winner highlight in bold , for the18th Annual MTN South African Music Awards:

BEST KWAITO ALBUM
Big Nuz – Pound For Pound
Brickz – Ruffcast
Character – The Marathon
Kabelo Mabalane – Immortal Vol.1
Spikiri – The King Don Father 2.5

BEST COLLABORATION
Character FT. Professor – EX
Kabomo FT. Nothende – Colour Of You
Lloyd Cele FT. Loyiso Bala – Thando
Spikiri FT. Teargas, Brickz, Skokho, Madluphutu & Brown Dash – Ngeke Balunge
Zahara FT. Georgy – Incwad’Encane

BEST DANCE ALBUM
G. Family – Deep House Chronicles 6
Ganyani Entertainment Presents The Family – 1st Gathering
Goodluck – Goodluck
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Pascal & Pearce – Passport

BEST STREET URBAN ALBUM
AKA – Altar Ego
HHP – Motswafrika
Jack Parow – Eksie Ou
L-Tido – All Or Nothing
Zakwe – Zakwe

REMIX OF THE YEAR
DJ Sbu – Lengoma FT. Zahara
Mr. Moloto – Call Me by Lira
Black Coffee – Time To Go by Marissa Guzzman
Black Coffee – Zandiy’bone by MXO
Zakwe FT. Zulu Boy & Danger – Bathi Ng’yachoma

BEST SMOOTH URBAN ALBUM
Afro’traction – Soulfully Yours
Kabomo – All Things Grey
Lira – Return To Love (Deluxe Edition)
McKenzie – Poetic Genesis
Zahara – Loliwe

BEST TRADITIONAL MUSIC ALBUM
Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Joe Shirimani Na Vana Va Ndoda – Banana
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Soul Brothers – Amaphutha
Zozo – Tshigotsha Nama

BEST CLASSICAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Ben Schoeman – Liszt
CH2 – Ping
Charl du Plessis Trio – Shanghai Brunch
Derek Gripper – The Sound Of Water
Zoë Beyers – Mendelssohn

BEST JAZZ ALBUM
Adam Glasser – Mzansi
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana – Songbook Chapter 1
Marcus Wyatt – ZAR
Vusi Khumalo – Reasons For Seasons

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Chris Chameleon – As Jy Weer Skryf
Coenie De Villiers – Hart Van Glas
Elvis Blue – Elvis Blue (2CD Special Edition)
Josie Field – 1984
Judith Sephuma – I Am A Living Testimony

BEST AFRICAN ADULT ALBUM
Moreira Chonguica And Various – Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends Of Mozambique
Nomhle – Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Somizi – 9 Lives – My Genesis
Unathi – With Love
Zonke – Ina Ethe

BEST CONTEMPORARY FAITH MUSIC ALBUM
Joe Niemand – Ek Sal Nie Bang Wees Nie
Martin PK – Man On A Mission
Swazi Dlamini – Gospel Meets Jazz – Live In Durban
The Plain Truth – We Are The Shining Ones
We Will Worship – The Movemeant Begins

BEST TRADITIONAL FAITH MUSIC ALBUM
Kgotso – New Dawn
Nqubeko Mbatha – Forever I’ll Worship
Sfiso Ncwane – Kulungile Baba
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Soweto Spiritual Singers – Open Heavens

BEST KIDDIES ALBUM
Carike Keuzenkamp – Carike & Ghoempie Kuier Saam Met Ghoeghoe In Kinderland 8
Helena Smith – Luidkiz 2 – U Naam Is Ons Kreet!
Minki Burger & Alta Joubert – Lollos 3 Boem Boem, Ons Gaan Groen!
Riku Lätti – Janneman In Die Diereryk
Wendy Oldfield – Singalong Kidz Volume 2

BEST ROCK ALBUM
aKING – The Red Blooded Years
Shadowclub – Guns And Money
Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home
The Graeme Watkins Project – Corridors Of The Mind
Van Coke Kartel – Wie’s Bang

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM
Ashtray Electric – Measured In Falls
Dear Reader – Idealistic Animals
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Wilder As Die Wildtuin
The Dirty Skirts – Lost In The Fall
Wrestlerish – Towns

BEST POP ALBUM
Brandon October – Brandon October
Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Hulle – Hulle
Jozi – Moving The City
Lloyd Cele – One

BEST MASKANDI ALBUM
Imithente – Mbibi
Mfiliseni Magubane – Amandla Ami
Phuzekhemisi – Amapasi
Sakhile Mfuphi – Ngikhanyisele
Thokozani Langa – I-Protection Order

BEST SOKKIE DANS ALBUM
Donovan Vallance – Rock My Wêreld
Gerrie Pretorius – Gister En Vandag
Izak Davel – Vreesloos
MarulaBoom – Dijam
Snotkop – Ek Laaik Van Jol

BEST LIVE DVD
Concord – Live In Joburg
Simphiwe Dana – An Evening With Simphiwe Dana (Live In Concert)
Solly Mahlangu – Mwamba Mwamba
Various Artirts – Skouspel 2011
Various Artists – Spirit Of Praise Vol.3

BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Mike Scott – We Come Together by Goldfish
Tristan Holmes – Stars Above You by Locnville
Brian Mason – Music Affair by The Graeme Watkins Project
Ryan Piemer – It’s Magic by The Parlotones
Tim Argall – My Dad by Toby

BEST PRODUCER
Kevin Leicher – 1984 by Josie Field
Dan Roberts – Six Winters by Laurie Levine
Robin Kohl & Lira-Lerato Kohl – Return To love by Lira (Deluxe Edition)
Crighton Goodwill & Loyiso Bala – One by Lloyd Cele
Bethuel Mbonani – My Way by Nkulee Dube

BEST ENGINEER
Paris Zannos – Tonota by Jimmy Dludlu
Robin Kohl – Return To love by Lira (Deluxe Edition)
Paris Zannos – Khanimambo: Tributes To Legends Of Mozambique by Moreira Chonguica And Various
Mpho Mokwele – Dream To Reality by Mpho-za
Johan van der Colff – Loliwe by Zahara

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big Nuz – Pound For Pound
Goodluck – Goodluck
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Songs From The Farms
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Taxi Violence – Unplugged: Long Way From Home

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Charlize Berg – Charlize Berg
Josie Field – 1984
Nomhle – Ikwezi (Morning Star)
Zahara – Loliwe
Zonke – Ina Ethe

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AKA – Altar Ego
Bhekumuzi Luthuli – Isipho (Gift)
Jimmy Dludlu – Tonota
Lwanda Gogwana – Songbook Chapter 1
Zakwe – Zakwe

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Lwanda Gogwana – Songbook Chapter 1
Mi Casa – Mi Casa Music
Shadowclub – Guns And Money
Zahara – Loliwe
Zakwe – Zakwe

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