2012 MTN SA Music Awards Nominees Announced

The 2012 MTN South Africa Music Awards (SAMA) Nominees were announced earlier this week in Johannesburg. The 18th Annual Edition of the MTN SA Music Awards’ Ceremony will take place at Sun City on the 29th and 30th of April 2012. The SAMA’s are run by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). Awards are presented in 28 categories for achievements in the South African music industry.

The Junk Mail team would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the nominees for this year’s SA Music Awards. You are welcome to check out the post featuring the 2011 SAMA Winners to refresh your memory about last year’s winners.

This is a full list of the 2012 SAMA Nominees

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 Cartel – 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 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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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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